Created on Thursday, 20 March 2014 17:44
THE Republic of Ireland U16 team were beaten 4-0 by an impressive Dutch side in their second friendly international this week in Arnhem this afternoon.
Similar to Tuesdayâ€™s encounter with the Dutch, Tom O'Connor's defence produced a disciplined first half, with both sides failing to find the net by half time.
The Netherlands came back from the break in attacking mode however, with half-time substitute Rashaan Fernandes netting for the hosts after ten minutes. A goal from Javairo Dilrosun followed three minutes later, before Fernandes netted again after 60 minutes, before Joey King sealed the deal for the Dutch with their fourth goal after 74 minutes.
Speaking after the game, Republic of Ireland U16 Manager Tom Oâ€™Connor reflected on the trip saying, â€˜The first halves of both games were great. We made changes for the second half of each fixture to give everybody a run.â€™
â€˜The objective of the trip was to give each of the players a chance to see what itâ€™s like to play against a top quality team at international level. Each of them learnt a lot, and we can take plenty from this trip to build on.â€™
Netherlands: M. Abdel El Ouazzane, Sheral Floranus, Darren Sidoel (52 Justinebakker), Timothy Fosu-Mensah, Lassane Faye (41 Danny MÃ¼hl), Rodney Kongolo, Carel Eiting, Shurendo Janga (29 (52 Mees Hatters), Azor Matusiwa) Javairo Dilrosun, Cali Daniel (70. Joey King), Mees de Wit (41. Rashaan Fernandes)
Goals: 51.Fernandes 1-0, 54.Dilrosun 2-0, 60.Fernandes 3-0, 74.King 4-0.
REPUBLIC OF IRELAND: Eric Donnelly (Home Farm), Stephen Nolan (BT Harps), Jonathan Lunney (Malahide United), Darragh Leahy (St Kevins Boys), Conor Levingston (Wolverhampton Wanderers), Jesse Stafford Lacey (St. Brendans Park FC), Daniel Mandareu (St. Kevins Boys), Zachary Elbouzedi (Malahide United), Gareth Doherty (Letterkenny Rovers), Louis Dunne (Colchester United), Ryan Fowley (Buttevant AFC) Subs: 41â€™ Joshua Miller (Lucan United) for Louis Dunne, 41â€™ Avis Ganiu (Templeogue) for Ryan Fowley, 52â€™ Sean Whelan (Lucan United) for Stephen Nolan, 52â€™ Mark Buckley (Corintians Boys) for Conor Levingston, 56â€™ Nathan Seery (Templeogue) for Jesse Stafford, 61, Jean Yves Poame (Corduff) for Zachary Elbouzedi.