Wales U15 Boys bounced back from two defeats in Belgium last month to record two wins against Slovakia.
After suffering 6-0 and 2-0 defeats against Switzerland and Belgium in April, the boys travelled to Slovakia determined to make amends and did so in style.
While the U19 boys were in the Eastern European country, competing at the Slovakia Cup, Osian Roberts’ U15s enjoyed their double-header against their hosts, running out 2-1 and 3-0 winners on Tuesday and Thursday.
Mestsky Stadium, in Ziar nad Hronon, was the venue for the opening fixture, which saw Manchester United’s Levent Gundogan fire Wales into an early lead with a neat finish from a wide angle.
But they were pegged back at half-time before Swansea City’s Josh Edwards held his nerve to finish from close range to secure a first taste of international football victory for his team.
On Thursday, the boys went to MFK Zvolen determined to build on their progress.
And they swept the Slovakians aside in a pulsating 80 minutes that saw Matthew Baker (Gillingham) register his first international goal before Gundogan and Edwards kept up their goal-scoring form to round-off an impressive 3-0 win.
The next camp for this squad is in August, as they continue their preparations for November’s Victory Shield tournament.