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INTERNATIONAL FUTSAL: WALES VS ESTONIA

Wales-Futsal-1Cardiff City House of Sport hosted an international double-header on the weekend, as Cymru competed with Estonia in two futsal friendlies.

The matches were played on Friday 20th September and Saturday 21st September. Estonia won the first contest 2-1, with the second encounter ending in a 2-2 draw despite an exhilarating comeback from the young Welsh squad.

Wales-Futsal-2(Photo credit: John Smith / Same Old Smith Photography)

More than one hundred spectators attended each fixture at Cardiff City House of Sport, making for a great atmosphere.

Alongside the international matches, a community event was held for primary schools on the Friday, with the aim of engaging a new generation with the sport.

There was also an opportunity for people to develop their Futsal Coaching skills on the Saturday by taking part in the ‘FAW Futsal Award’.

Match 1: Friday 20th September, 7:30pm – wales 1-2 estonia

Wales-Futsal-3(PHOTO CREDIT: JOHN SMITH / SAME OLD SMITH PHOTOGRAPHY)

The first meeting between the two international teams concluded with a 2-1 victory for Estonia, although the two teams were evenly matched in this contest.

Estonia scored the opening goal in the first half, after a powerful shot from distance fired into the top corner. Wales then levelled things up as Jordan Davies linked up with Adam Orme before the break.

The visitors retook the lead midway through the second half and held on for victory in the first friendly at House of Sport.

Wales-Futsal-4(PHOTO CREDIT: JOHN SMITH / SAME OLD SMITH PHOTOGRAPHY)

Match 2: Saturday 21st September, 6pm – wales 2-2 estonia

Estonia scored first in the second encounter, after a long-range effort was flicked into the net to give the Estonians the lead in the first half.

Tyrel Webbe equalised for Cymru early in the second half. Connor Rogers then gained Wales the lead with a low-fired strike into the bottom corner, completing a strong comeback for the hosts.

But with a minute remaining, Estonia managed to level the scoring, concluding the second international friendly with a draw.

Wales-Futsal-5(PHOTO CREDIT: JOHN SMITH / SAME OLD SMITH PHOTOGRAPHY)

The Welsh Squad

Jordan Davies – Cheshire Futsal Club
Rico Zulkarnain – Unattached
Simon Prangley – Unattached
Josh Dorwood – Unattached
Gareth Emanuel – Cardiff University Futsal Club
Jake Clarke – Unattached
Joe Carey – Unattached
Alex McDowell – Cardiff University Futsal Club
Connor Rogers – Cheshire Futsal Club
Lee Jones – Basingstoke Futsal Club
Charlie Phillpott – Reading Royals Futsal Club
Elliot Thomas – Cardiff University Futsal Club
Dean Maynard – Cardiff University Futsal Club
Adam Orme – Swansea University Futsal Club
Jonny Nelson – Cardiff University Futsal Club
Chris Bright – Worcester Futsal Club
Chris Hugh – Cardiff University Futsal Club
Warren Hudson – Swansea University Futsal Club
Tyrel Webbe – Cardiff University Futsal Club

thank you

Thank you to the spectators who visited Cardiff City House of Sport on either night, we hope you enjoyed each contest!

Thank you to Cymru’s team and staff for organising two great international futsal fixtures at our facilities.

Finally, thank you to Estonia’s team and staff – we hope you enjoyed your trip to Cardiff.

Wales-Futsal-6(PHOTO CREDIT: JOHN SMITH / SAME OLD SMITH PHOTOGRAPHY)

Contact

For any enquiries, call 02920002555, or email info@cardiffcityhouseofsport.co.uk.

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