Republic of Ireland 2 - 0 Romania | 2018 - Womens Under 17 | 2020955

UEFA Women's Under-17 Championship Qualifying round - Group 4 | BH Football Training Centre, Zenica
27 September 2017 - 11:00 (local time)

Republic of Ireland 2 - 0 Romania

Toland(40+ 2pen) Atkinson(78pen) Full-time
Republic of Ireland Romania

Ireland WU17s: Bell's side secure progress to Elite Round

The Republic of Ireland WU17 team secured their qualification for the Elite Phase of the UEFA WU17 Championships with a 2-0 victory over Romania in Zenica this afternoon.
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27th Sep 2017

Colin Bell’s side followed up their opening day win over the host country Bosnia & Herzegovina thanks to penalties converted in either half.

Tyler Toland scored from the penalty spot in first half injury time after Emily Whelan was fouled in the penalty area by Krisztina Beno.

Four minutes from time Isibeal Atkinson fired home from the penalty spot after Cristina Tudorache was blown for a foul on Megan Mackey. 

The Irish had 21 attempts on goal to seven by the Romanians so the scoreline was a reflection of their dominance on the day.

The Bosnians meet Greece later today but regardless of their result the Irish can not be denied a top two spot which ensures a place in the Elite Round with 28 teams battling it out to qualify amongst the eight finalists at the final tournament in Lithuania next summer. 

“It was a well deserved victory. The score-line really could have been much higher,” said Bell, whose side will seek to finish Group 4 with a 100 per cent winning record when they meet Greece in Kakanj on Saturday. 

“I felt we played fantastic some football especially in the first half and we created a lot of chances throughout the game.

“We played some good build-up play through the thirds and mixed it up a bit too when we needed to. We had quite a few chances but it didn’t break for us. Both penalties were deserved. 

“The second half was a similar performance. We had to counter some of their long balls and free-kicks. We needed the second goal to kill them off. 

“After the second one came along it got a bit scrappy and they tried to provoke us a bit, looking for free-kicks and so on but it was a very strong performance and we played some really good football for this age group.

“The goal here was to qualify and that’s been achieved. We knew coming into the tournament that we needed results first and would then focus on performances but we got both today which is very pleasing.” 

Republic of Ireland: Rachael Kelly, Eabha O'Mahony, Doireann Fahey, Megan Mackey, Emily Whelan, Isibeal Atkinson (Rachel O'Regan 85), Tyler Toland, Amy Boyle Carr, Andrea Trill (Roisin McGovern 79), Aoife Slattery, Zara Foley.

Romania: Katia Ghioc, Georgiana Gologan, Alexandra Tunoaia, Cristina Tudorache, Madalina Marinescu, Genoveva Roșie, Ana Maria Vlădulescu, Otilia Durla (Mihaela Purcil 41 (Andra Olaru 67)), Carmen Marcu, Krisztina Beno, Florentina Ionescu (Flaviana Negrea 86).

Tactical Lineups

Republic of Ireland

1 Kelly (G) 3 O'Mahony 5 Fahey 6 Mackey (C) 7 Whelan 11 Atkinson 12 Toland 13 Boyle Carr 14 Trill 17 Slattery 20 Foley

Romania

12 Ghioc (G)(C) 2 Gologan 5 Tunoaia 6 Tudorache 7 Marinescu 8 Roșie 10 Vlădulescu 11 Durla 13 Marcu 15 Beno 18 Ionescu

Substitutes

  • 23 Barbara Sandor (G)
  • 3 Adelina Rusu
  • 4 Bianca Borcean
  • 9 Flaviana Negrea
  • 14 Daria Raileanu
  • 16 Andra Olaru
  • 17 Mihaela Purcil

Officials

  • Referee Tinna Høj Christensen
  • Assistant Referee Sandra Österberg
  • Assistant Referee Almira Spahić
  • 4th Referee Nejra Ališpago
  • Uefa Delegate Ginta Pēce
  • Referee Observer Galina Doneva

Minute by Minute Commentary

  • The match is under way.
  • 2" Eabha O'Mahony (Republic of Ireland) takes the corner.
  • 2" Tyler Toland (Republic of Ireland) misses the target.
  • 3" Andrea Trill (Republic of Ireland) has a shot blocked.
  • 4" Genoveva Roșie (Romania) is penalised for a foul on Emily Whelan (Republic of Ireland).
  • 4" Eabha O'Mahony (Republic of Ireland) delivers the corner.
  • 10" Florentina Ionescu (Romania) gives away a free-kick for a challenge on Eabha O'Mahony (Republic of Ireland).
  • 10" Tyler Toland (Republic of Ireland) takes the free-kick.
  • 10" Tyler Toland (Republic of Ireland) has a shot blocked.
  • 12" Alexandra Tunoaia (Romania) fouls.
  • 12" Tyler Toland (Republic of Ireland) takes the free-kick.
  • 12" Tyler Toland (Republic of Ireland) has an effort on goal.
  • 12" Katia Ghioc (Romania) blocks a shot.
  • 12" Tyler Toland (Republic of Ireland) takes the corner.
  • 13" Tyler Toland (Republic of Ireland) has a shot blocked.
  • 13" Tyler Toland (Republic of Ireland) delivers the corner.
  • 13" Andrea Trill (Republic of Ireland) has a shot blocked.
  • 16" Tyler Toland (Republic of Ireland) has an attempt on goal.
  • 16" Katia Ghioc (Romania) blocks a shot.
  • 16" Genoveva Roșie (Romania) has an effort on goal.
  • 16" Rachael Kelly (Republic of Ireland) blocks a shot.
  • 18" Tyler Toland (Republic of Ireland) is penalised for a foul on Carmen Marcu (Romania).
  • 19" Emily Whelan (Republic of Ireland) has an attempt on goal.
  • 19" Katia Ghioc (Romania) blocks a shot.
  • 21" Amy Boyle Carr (Republic of Ireland) gives away a free-kick for a challenge on Genoveva Roșie (Romania).
  • 21" Genoveva Roșie (Romania) takes the free-kick.
  • 21" Genoveva Roșie (Romania) misses the target.
  • 23" Eabha O'Mahony (Republic of Ireland) takes the corner.
  • 23" Emily Whelan (Republic of Ireland) has a shot blocked.
  • 24" Amy Boyle Carr (Republic of Ireland) fouls.
  • 27" Emily Whelan (Republic of Ireland) misses the target.
  • 33" Tyler Toland (Republic of Ireland) delivers the corner.
  • 36" Tyler Toland (Republic of Ireland) misses the target.
  • 39" Eabha O'Mahony (Republic of Ireland) takes the corner.
  • 40" Tyler Toland (Republic of Ireland) delivers the corner.
  • 40+1" Emily Whelan (Republic of Ireland) was fouled in the penalty area by Krisztina Beno (Romania)
  • 40+2" Tyler Toland (Republic of Ireland) scores from the penalty spot.
  • The referee blows for half-time.
  • The second half begins.
  • 41" Mihaela Purcil (in) - Otilia Durla (out) (Romania)
  • 41" Tyler Toland (Republic of Ireland) gives away a free-kick for a challenge on Genoveva Roșie (Romania).
  • 41" Krisztina Beno (Romania) is cautioned by the referee.
  • 41" Mihaela Purcil (Romania) fouls.
  • 42" Isibeal Atkinson (Republic of Ireland) is flagged for offside.
  • 43" Isibeal Atkinson (Republic of Ireland) is penalised for a foul on Florentina Ionescu (Romania).
  • 43" Cristina Tudorache (Romania) gives away a free-kick for a challenge on Emily Whelan (Republic of Ireland).
  • 45" Carmen Marcu (Romania) fouls.
  • 48" Isibeal Atkinson (Republic of Ireland) has a shot blocked.
  • 49" Tyler Toland (Republic of Ireland) takes the corner.
  • 49" Tyler Toland (Republic of Ireland) has a shot blocked.
  • 49" Tyler Toland (Republic of Ireland) delivers the corner.
  • 49" Isibeal Atkinson (Republic of Ireland) has a shot blocked.
  • 52" Florentina Ionescu (Romania) has an attempt on goal.
  • 52" Rachael Kelly (Republic of Ireland) blocks a shot.
  • 53" Isibeal Atkinson (Republic of Ireland) has an effort on goal.
  • 53" Katia Ghioc (Romania) blocks a shot.
  • 57" Megan Mackey (Republic of Ireland) is penalised for a foul on Madalina Marinescu (Romania).
  • 58" Ana Maria Vlădulescu (Romania) misses the target.
  • 58" Emily Whelan (Republic of Ireland) gives away a free-kick for a challenge on Krisztina Beno (Romania).
  • 59" Emily Whelan (Republic of Ireland) is adjudged to be in an offside position.
  • 60" Tyler Toland (Republic of Ireland) fouls.
  • 61" Genoveva Roșie (Romania) takes the free-kick.
  • 61" Genoveva Roșie (Romania) has an effort on goal.
  • 61" Rachael Kelly (Republic of Ireland) blocks a shot.
  • 62" Isibeal Atkinson (Republic of Ireland) misses the target.
  • 62" Megan Mackey (Republic of Ireland) is penalised for a foul on Ana Maria Vlădulescu (Romania).
  • 63" Genoveva Roșie (Romania) has an attempt on goal.
  • 63" Rachael Kelly (Republic of Ireland) blocks a shot.
  • 66" Emily Whelan (Republic of Ireland) is flagged for offside.
  • 67" Andra Olaru (in) - Mihaela Purcil (out) (Romania)
  • 68" Amy Boyle Carr (Republic of Ireland) has an effort on goal.
  • 68" Katia Ghioc (Romania) blocks a shot.
  • 69" Genoveva Roșie (Romania) has a shot blocked.
  • 70" Megan Mackey (Republic of Ireland) has a shot blocked.
  • 74" Cristina Tudorache (Romania) gives away a free-kick for a challenge on Isibeal Atkinson (Republic of Ireland).
  • 76" Isibeal Atkinson (Republic of Ireland) takes the free-kick.
  • 76" Megan Mackey (Republic of Ireland) was fouled in the penalty area by Cristina Tudorache (Romania)
  • 76" Cristina Tudorache (Romania) is shown a yellow card.
  • 78" Isibeal Atkinson (Republic of Ireland) scores from the penalty spot.
  • 79" Roisin McGovern (in) - Andrea Trill (out) (Republic of Ireland)
  • 80" Emily Whelan (Republic of Ireland) is penalised for a foul on Georgiana Gologan (Romania).
  • 80" Emily Whelan (Republic of Ireland) is booked.
  • 80+1" Isibeal Atkinson (Republic of Ireland) gives away a free-kick for a challenge on Ana Maria Vlădulescu (Romania).
  • 80+2" Isibeal Atkinson (Republic of Ireland) fouls.
  • 80+2" Isibeal Atkinson (Republic of Ireland) is cautioned by the referee.
  • 80+5" Megan Mackey (Republic of Ireland) is penalised for a foul on Madalina Marinescu (Romania).
  • 80+5" Rachel O'Regan (in) - Isibeal Atkinson (out) (Republic of Ireland)
  • 80+6" Flaviana Negrea (in) - Florentina Ionescu (out) (Romania)
  • 80+7" Megan Mackey (Republic of Ireland) gives away a free-kick for a challenge on Madalina Marinescu (Romania).
  • 80+9" Ana Maria Vlădulescu (Romania) fouls.
  • 80+9" Tyler Toland (Republic of Ireland) takes the free-kick.
  • 80+9" Tyler Toland (Republic of Ireland) misses the target.
  • The final whistle is blown.

Match Statistics

  • Republic of Ireland
  • Romania

Corners Won

10 0

Shots on Target

7 4

Shots off Target

5 2

Fouls Committed

14 10
  • Republic of Ireland

    Romania

  • 2Goals0
  • 2Yellow Card(s)2
  • 0Red Card(s)0
  • 7Shots on Goal4
  • 5Shots Wide2
  • 9Shot(s) Blocked1
  • 4Save(s)5
  • 21Total Shots7
  • 14Fouls Committed10
  • 10Corner(s)0
  • 3Offside(s)0