Wales U15 Girls lose against Scotland
12 February 2018

Wales U15 Girls lose against Scotland

Wales U15 Girls suffered a double defeat to Scotland as their hopes of defending the Bob Docherty Cup were dashed. 

Team manager Matthew Clement admits his team must "right the wrongs" of these 3-1 and 3-0 defeats when they complete their home nations preparations in Brittany later this month.

The Girls Age Group Manager said: “We must take our chances and we had plenty.

“If you don’t do that at this level, you’re always going to struggle.”

After Saturday’s positive performance at Llandudno, which featured chances for Mary McAteer and Zoe Collyer and a goal for captain Carrie Jones, the girls went to Cefn Druids full of confidence on Monday.

But, despite showing more confidence in attack, and hitting the woodwork twice, they trailed 1-0 at the break before a second-half Bayley Hutchinson brace sealed a second resounding win for the Scots.

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In the wake of the defeat, Clement remained upbeat, saying: “We’re competing without getting the results we deserve and we’ve learned a lot over two games.

“We’re making too many mistakes and we’ve got to correct that.”

The Welsh girls head to Brittany for a two-game exchange trip on Monday, February 26, before defending the Bob Docherty Cup in Belfast a month later.

Despite four straight defeats, Clement insists his struggling squad can still retain the annual trophy that they won in Dublin last year and believes the losses will create opportunities for others.

He said: “We have a lot of talented players but we must be more resilient and compact.

“Then we can express ourselves when we win the ball.

“Brittany is a good opportunity for the players to right a wrong and for new players to come in and show what they can do.”