Greece 0 - 2 Republic of Ireland | 2018 - Womens Under 17 | 2020978

UEFA Women's Under-17 Championship | Mladost Stadium, Kakanj
30 September 2017 - 16:00 (local time)

Greece 0 - 2 Republic of Ireland

Full-time Fowler(21) Masterson(75)
Greece Republic of Ireland

Ireland WU17: 100% record after Greece victory

Republic of Ireland Women's Under-17s maintained a 100% record throughout their UEFA European Championship qualifying group with a 2-0 win over Greece.
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30th Sep 2017

Colin Bell's WU17s side scored goals either side of the break to finish top of Group Four with maximum points and no goals conceded against Greece, Romania or Bosnia & Herzegovina.

Ireland dominated throughout and could have won by a greater margin as Greece failed to register a single shot on target throughout the contest. 

Doireann Fahey and Isibeal Atkinson both saw early efforts saved before Ciara Fowler put Ireland ahead in the 21st minute. Megan Mackey crossed the ball into Andrea Trill who was able to touch the ball back for Fowler who finished well to score.

Ireland continued the onslaught after the break as both Chelsea midfielder Mackey and Shelbourne Ladies winger Jessica Ziu were denied by Greek goalkeeper Panagiota Vlasiadou before substitute Louise Masterson sealed the contest with five minutes remaining. It was a moment of real quality as Atkinson did well down the left and crossed for Masterson who took the ball down with her right and finished from 12 yards with her left to seal the contest.

Ireland will now await the draw to the UEFA Elite Round as they look to emulate last season's success and qualify for the UEFA European Championships in Lithuania in May 2018.

Republic of Ireland WU17s & WNT Head Coach Colin Bell said: "We controlled everything today, dominated the play and really we should have scored a few more goals. 

"We didn't let them have one chance during the match and some of the aspects of our play were really good. We were able to move the ball really quickly and we kept possession really well so that was really good to see.

"It was a really mature performance. We didn't know what to expect from the group really but since that first game against Bosnia where we had to really work for the result, we've gone on to play some really good football. In the last two games, we've clearly been the better team.

"I'm really happy that they're starting to develop that style of play as that is what we've been working on and if we can instil that style in the players at a younger age, it's obviously going to beneficial for the senior team in the years to come." 

Teams

Republic of Ireland: Kelly (GK), O'Mahony, McGovern, Fahey, Mackey (C), Ziu (Brady 79), Fowler (Masterson 70), Atkinson, Toland, Trill (Boyle Carr 52), Foley. 

Subs not used: Maguire (GK), Lambe, Whelan, McEvoy, Slattery, O'Regan.

Greece: Vlasiadou (GK), Christodoulou, Briasouli, Kopelou (Efthymiou 76), Pachaki (Markou 80), Giamali, Strantzali (C), Kavvatha (Tsoukala 49), Skoulikariti, Gatoudi, Proxenou. 

Subs not used: Psalti (GK), Vlassopoulou, Tsouni, Voila, Sakellari, Sarri.

Tactical Lineups

Greece

1 Vlasiadou (G) 3 Christodoulou 4 Briasouli 6 Kopelou 7 Pachaki 9 Giamali 10 Strantzali (C) 13 Kavvatha 14 Skoulikariti 15 Gatoudi 18 Proxenou

Substitutes

  • 12 Vasiliki Psalti (G)
  • 2 Maria Vlassopoulou
  • 5 Antonia Tsoukala
  • 8 Ralou Georgia Tsouni
  • 11 Chrysanthi Voila
  • 16 Sofia Sakellari
  • 17 Maria Sarri
  • 19 Kyriaki Markou
  • 20 Nektaria Efthymiou

Republic of Ireland

1 Kelly (G) 3 O'Mahony 4 McGovern 5 Fahey 6 Mackey (C) 8 Ziu 10 Fowler 11 Atkinson 12 Toland 14 Trill 20 Foley

Officials

  • Referee Tinna Høj Christensen
  • Assistant Referee Sandra Österberg
  • Assistant Referee Almira Spahić
  • 4th Referee Nejra Ališpago
  • Uefa Delegate Claudine Brohet
  • Referee Observer Claudine Brohet

Minute by Minute Commentary

  • The match is under way.
  • 3" Ciara Fowler (Republic of Ireland) has an effort on goal.
  • 3" Panagiota Vlasiadou (Greece) blocks a shot.
  • 7" Konstantina Strantzali (Greece) is penalised for a foul on Isibeal Atkinson (Republic of Ireland).
  • 7" Doireann Fahey (Republic of Ireland) has an attempt on goal.
  • 7" Panagiota Vlasiadou (Greece) blocks a shot.
  • 8" Ciara Fowler (Republic of Ireland) gives away a free-kick for a challenge on Dimitra Kopelou (Greece).
  • 12" Zoi Christodoulou (Greece) takes the corner.
  • 13" Kyriaki Kavvatha (Greece) misses the target.
  • 15" Alexandra Giamali (Greece) fouls.
  • 20" Isibeal Atkinson (Republic of Ireland) misses the target.
  • 21" Ciara Fowler (Republic of Ireland) scores!
  • 22" Dimitra Proxenou (Greece) is penalised for a foul on Tyler Toland (Republic of Ireland).
  • 23" Tyler Toland (Republic of Ireland) takes the free-kick.
  • 23" Megan Mackey (Republic of Ireland) has an attempt on goal.
  • 23" Panagiota Vlasiadou (Greece) blocks a shot.
  • 23" Eabha O'Mahony (Republic of Ireland) gives away a free-kick for a challenge on Dimitra Proxenou (Greece).
  • 24" Eirini Gatoudi (Greece) misses the target.
  • 25" Ioanna Pachaki (Greece) fouls.
  • 28" Alexandra Giamali (Greece) is penalised for a foul on Isibeal Atkinson (Republic of Ireland).
  • 31" Konstantina Strantzali (Greece) misses the target.
  • 34" Zoi Christodoulou (Greece) delivers the corner.
  • 38" Alexandra Giamali (Greece) gives away a free-kick for a challenge on Ciara Fowler (Republic of Ireland).
  • 39" Isibeal Atkinson (Republic of Ireland) misses the target.
  • The referee blows for half-time.
  • The second half begins.
  • 43" Tyler Toland (Republic of Ireland) fouls.
  • 43" Elpida Briasouli (Greece) takes the free-kick.
  • 43" Elpida Briasouli (Greece) misses the target.
  • 45" Megan Mackey (Republic of Ireland) has an attempt on goal.
  • 45" Panagiota Vlasiadou (Greece) blocks a shot.
  • 46" Alexandra Giamali (Greece) is penalised for a foul on Zara Foley (Republic of Ireland).
  • 49" Antonia Tsoukala (in) - Kyriaki Kavvatha (out) (Greece)
  • 50" Andrea Trill (Republic of Ireland) is flagged for offside.
  • 52" Amy Boyle Carr (in) - Andrea Trill (out) (Republic of Ireland)
  • 54" Jessica Ziu (Republic of Ireland) has a shot blocked.
  • 55" Ciara Fowler (Republic of Ireland) gives away a free-kick for a challenge on Konstantina Strantzali (Greece).
  • 65" Eabha O'Mahony (Republic of Ireland) fouls.
  • 69" Eabha O'Mahony (Republic of Ireland) takes the corner.
  • 69" Tyler Toland (Republic of Ireland) misses the target.
  • 70" Konstantina Strantzali (Greece) is penalised for a foul on Ciara Fowler (Republic of Ireland).
  • 70" Louise Masterson (in) - Ciara Fowler (out) (Republic of Ireland)
  • 71" Isibeal Atkinson (Republic of Ireland) has an effort on goal.
  • 71" Panagiota Vlasiadou (Greece) blocks a shot.
  • 75" Louise Masterson (Republic of Ireland) scores!
  • 76" Nektaria Efthymiou (in) - Dimitra Kopelou (out) (Greece)
  • 79" Leah Brady (in) - Jessica Ziu (out) (Republic of Ireland)
  • 79" Amy Boyle Carr (Republic of Ireland) misses the target.
  • 80+2" Kyriaki Markou (in) - Ioanna Pachaki (out) (Greece)
  • 80+4" Zoi Christodoulou (Greece) delivers the corner.
  • 80+4" Louise Masterson (Republic of Ireland) has an attempt on goal.
  • 80+4" Panagiota Vlasiadou (Greece) blocks a shot.
  • The final whistle is blown.

Match Statistics

  • Greece
  • Republic of Ireland

Corners Won

3 1

Shots on Target

0 8

Shots off Target

4 4

Fouls Committed

8 5
  • Greece

    Republic of Ireland

  • 0Goals2
  • 0Yellow Card(s)0
  • 0Red Card(s)0
  • 0Shots on Goal8
  • 4Shots Wide4
  • 0Shot(s) Blocked1
  • 6Save(s)0
  • 4Total Shots13
  • 8Fouls Committed5
  • 3Corner(s)1
  • 0Offside(s)1