Russia 2 - 1 Republic of Ireland | 2016 - Womens Under 19 | 2015516

UEFA European Women's Under-19 Championship Qualifying Round | Gornja Radgona, Gornja Radgona
20 September 2015 - 16:00

Russia* 2 - 1 Republic of Ireland

Andreeva(56) Fedorova(71) full-time J. Nolan(4)
Russia* Republic of Ireland

Ireland WU19s fall short against Russia

The Republic of Ireland Women's Under 19s ended their UEFA European Championship First Phase qualifiers in Slovenia with a narrow loss to Russia on Sunday.
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20th Sep 2015

After being awarded a 3-0 victory over Slovenia (following a UEFA ruling that they had fielded an ineligible player) and beating Bulgaria 6-0, Dave Connell's team had ensured passage through to the Elite Phase.

They still wanted to finish these qualifying games on a high, but it wasn't to be in spite of their positive attacking play and determination to keep up with a very good Russian side.

Ireland took the lead inside the opening five minutes when Castlebar Celtic ace Jessica Nolan applied a cool finish and they held onto that advantage going in at the break.

Russia drew level on 56 minutes through Alena Andreeva before Marina Fedorova added their second goal on 71 minutes to ensure they secured a third straight win and topped Group 10.

"We were excellent in the first half and we knew going into the game that they were a danger, but we felt that we could get in behind them and we did that to create a couple of chances and Jess Nolan scored an excellent goal," said Connell.

"They broke on us and scored, but we knew that they would come at us. Still, we created a couple of great chances late on with Megan Connolly going close with a free-kick and Eleanor Ryan Doyle having an effort at the back post.

"When we look back at it, we will see the game as an opportunity missed. But we now have a fair idea of where we are and where we need to get to for the Elite Phase qualifiers, because Russia were a step up.

"Overall it's been a successful week as we qualified for the Elite Phase and got better as the week went on. We now know what we have to work on because it will only get tougher going into the next stage of qualifiers."

Connell is already preparing for the Elite Phase qualifiers, which will take place in early 2016, as he targets a place at next summer's finals tournament in Slovakia.

From this encouraging start to their campaign, Connell has reason to be upbeat about their chances and he will look forward to working with his team again ahead of their next three qualifiers.

Republic of Ireland: Dunne; Donnelly (Watters 89), Keenan, Moloney, McCartan; Daly, H Nolan; Connolly, McCarthy, J Nolan (McLaughlin 73); Ryan Doyle.

Russia: Scherbakova; Kolesnikova, Voloshina, Chereprenva, Bizenkova; Bespalikova, Simanovskaya, Shvedova, Mashina; Fedorova, Andreeva.

FIXTURES

Republic of Ireland WU19 3-0 Slovenia, Tuesday, September 15

Republic of Ireland WU19 6-0 Bulgaria, Thursday, September 17

Republic of Ireland WU19 1-2 Russia, Sunday, September 20

Tactical Lineups

Russia*

1 Scherbakova (G)(C) 3 Bespalikova 8 Voloshina 9 Kolesnikova 10 Shvedova 11 Andreeva 13 Simanovskaya 14 Mashina 18 Cherepneva 19 Fedorova 20 Bizenkova

Substitutes

  • 12 Diana Ponomareva (G)
  • 2 Elina Lipatova
  • 5 Ksenia Dzhinikashvili
  • 6 Tatiana Stepanova
  • 7 Daria Chugay
  • 16 Ksenia Shakhova
  • 17 Iana Khotyreva

Coach

Aleksandr Shagov

Republic of Ireland

1 Dunne (G) 3 McCarthy (C) 4 Moloney 5 Nolan 6 Daly 7 Keenan 9 Nolan 10 Connolly 12 Mccartan 14 Donnolly 17 Ryan-Doyle

Coach

David Connell

Officials

  • Referee Marta Frias Acedo
  • Assistant Referees Yolanda Parga Rodriguez
  • UEFA Delegate Andreas Schluchter
  • Assistant Referee Two Petra Bombek
  • Fourth Official Damjana Antolin

Minute by Minute Commentary

  • 1" The match is under way.
  • 1" Megan Connolly (Republic of Ireland) is penalised for a foul on Olga Voloshina (Russia*).
  • 2" Savannah McCarthy (Republic of Ireland) is penalised for a foul on @@player2 (@@team2).
  • 2" Valeriya Bespalikova (Russia*) is penalised for a foul on Lucy Mccartan (Republic of Ireland).
  • 4" Jessica Nolan (Republic of Ireland) scores!
  • 6" Natalya Mashina (Russia*) has a shot blocked.
  • 6" Vera Simanovskaya (Russia*) misses the target.
  • 8" Alena Andreeva (Russia*) misses the target.
  • 10" Megan Connolly (Republic of Ireland) is penalised for a foul on Anastasiya Shvedova (Russia*).
  • 12" Hayley Nolan (Republic of Ireland) is penalised for a foul on Natalya Mashina (Russia*).
  • 13" Savannah McCarthy (Republic of Ireland) is penalised for a foul on Marina Fedorova (Russia*).
  • 14" Alena Andreeva (Russia*) takes the free-kick.
  • 14" Alena Andreeva (Russia*) misses the target.
  • 14" Natalya Mashina (Russia*) is penalised for a foul on Hayley Nolan (Republic of Ireland).
  • 15" Megan Connolly (Republic of Ireland) is flagged for offside.
  • 16" Valeriia Bizenkova (Russia*) is penalised for a foul on Megan Connolly (Republic of Ireland).
  • 17" Keeva Keenan (Republic of Ireland) takes the free-kick.
  • 18" Anastasiya Shvedova (Russia*) is penalised for a foul on Evelyn Daly (Republic of Ireland).
  • 20" Arina Kolesnikova (Russia*) is penalised for a foul on Evelyn Daly (Republic of Ireland).
  • 21" Jessica Nolan (Republic of Ireland) has an effort on goal.
  • 21" Elizaveta Scherbakova (Russia*) blocks a shot.
  • 22" Keeva Keenan (Republic of Ireland) is penalised for a foul on Vera Simanovskaya (Russia*).
  • 22" Marina Fedorova (Russia*) takes the free-kick.
  • 23" Marina Fedorova (Russia*) has an effort on goal.
  • 23" Brooke Dunne (Republic of Ireland) blocks a shot.
  • 24" Jessica Nolan (Republic of Ireland) takes the corner.
  • 24" Jessica Nolan (Republic of Ireland) has an effort on goal.
  • 24" Elizaveta Scherbakova (Russia*) blocks a shot.
  • 24" Megan Connolly (Republic of Ireland) takes the corner.
  • 25" Keeva Keenan (Republic of Ireland) has a shot blocked.
  • 26" Megan Connolly (Republic of Ireland) is penalised for a foul on Natalya Mashina (Russia*).
  • 27" Natalya Mashina (Russia*) has an effort on goal.
  • 27" Brooke Dunne (Republic of Ireland) blocks a shot.
  • 28" Olga Voloshina (Russia*) is penalised for a foul on Jessica Nolan (Republic of Ireland).
  • 32" Jessica Nolan (Republic of Ireland) takes the corner.
  • 32" Keeva Keenan (Republic of Ireland) misses the target.
  • 37" Megan Connolly (Republic of Ireland) is penalised for a foul on Arina Kolesnikova (Russia*).
  • 38" Savannah McCarthy (Republic of Ireland) is penalised for a foul on Natalya Mashina (Russia*).
  • 42" Natalya Mashina (Russia*) is penalised for a foul on Evelyn Daly (Republic of Ireland).
  • 42" Natalya Mashina (Russia*) is cautioned by the referee.
  • 43" Marina Fedorova (Russia*) is penalised for a foul on Savannah McCarthy (Republic of Ireland).
  • 45" Alena Andreeva (Russia*) has an effort on goal.
  • 45" Brooke Dunne (Republic of Ireland) blocks a shot.
  • 45" Eleanor Ryan-Doyle (Republic of Ireland) is penalised for a foul on Elizaveta Scherbakova (Russia*).
  • The referee blows for half-time.
  • 46" The second half begins.
  • 46" Valeriya Bespalikova (Russia*) has an effort on goal.
  • 46" Brooke Dunne (Republic of Ireland) blocks a shot.
  • 46" Marina Fedorova (Russia*) takes the corner.
  • 48" Yuliya Cherepneva (Russia*) is penalised for a foul on Savannah McCarthy (Republic of Ireland).
  • 49" Keeva Keenan (Republic of Ireland) is penalised for a foul on Vera Simanovskaya (Russia*).
  • 49" Keeva Keenan (Republic of Ireland) is cautioned by the referee.
  • 49" Arina Kolesnikova (Russia*) takes the free-kick.
  • 51" Jessica Nolan (Republic of Ireland) misses the target.
  • 53" Ksenia Shakhova (in) - Valeriya Bespalikova (out) (@@teamID)
  • 53" Ksenia Dzhinikashvili (in) - Yuliya Cherepneva (out) (@@teamID)
  • 54" Vera Simanovskaya (Russia*) has a shot blocked.
  • 54" Marina Fedorova (Russia*) has an effort on goal.
  • 54" Brooke Dunne (Republic of Ireland) blocks a shot.
  • 55" Alena Andreeva (Russia*) takes the corner.
  • 55" Alena Andreeva (Russia*) takes the corner.
  • 55" Vera Simanovskaya (Russia*) takes the corner.
  • 55" Vera Simanovskaya (Russia*) misses the target.
  • 56" Alena Andreeva (Russia*) scores!
  • 56" Marina Fedorova (Russia*) assists.
  • 57" Olga Voloshina (Russia*) is penalised for a foul on @@player2 (@@team2).
  • 58" Eleanor Ryan-Doyle (Republic of Ireland) has a shot blocked.
  • 58" Vera Simanovskaya (Russia*) is penalised for a foul on @@player2 (@@team2).
  • 58" Vera Simanovskaya (Russia*) is cautioned by the referee.
  • 60" Savannah McCarthy (Republic of Ireland) is penalised for a foul on Marina Fedorova (Russia*).
  • 60" Alena Andreeva (Russia*) takes the free-kick.
  • 60" Marina Fedorova (Russia*) has a shot blocked.
  • 60" Alena Andreeva (Russia*) misses the target.
  • 61" Eleanor Ryan-Doyle (Republic of Ireland) misses the target.
  • 63" Marina Fedorova (Russia*) is flagged for offside.
  • 66" Marina Fedorova (Russia*) has a shot blocked.
  • 66" Natalya Mashina (Russia*) has a shot blocked.
  • 66" Marina Fedorova (Russia*) is penalised for a foul on Chloe Moloney (Republic of Ireland).
  • 68" Lucy Mccartan (Republic of Ireland) is penalised for a foul on Ksenia Shakhova (Russia*).
  • 69" Valeriia Bizenkova (Russia*) takes the free-kick.
  • 69" Anastasiya Shvedova (Russia*) misses the target.
  • 70" Vera Simanovskaya (Russia*) is penalised for a foul on Hayley Nolan (Republic of Ireland).
  • 71" Marina Fedorova (Russia*) scores!
  • 71" Alena Andreeva (Russia*) assists.
  • 72" Megan Connolly (Republic of Ireland) has a shot blocked.
  • 73" Roma McLaughlin (in) - Jessica Nolan (out) (@@teamID)
  • 74" Natalya Mashina (Russia*) has an effort on goal.
  • 74" Brooke Dunne (Republic of Ireland) blocks a shot.
  • 74" Anastasiya Shvedova (Russia*) is penalised for a foul on Roma McLaughlin (Republic of Ireland).
  • 74" Roma McLaughlin (Republic of Ireland) is flagged for offside.
  • 76" Chloe Moloney (Republic of Ireland) is penalised for a foul on Alena Andreeva (Russia*).
  • 76" Chloe Moloney (Republic of Ireland) is cautioned by the referee.
  • 77" Valeriia Bizenkova (Russia*) takes the free-kick.
  • 77" Ksenia Dzhinikashvili (Russia*) is penalised for a foul on Eleanor Ryan-Doyle (Republic of Ireland).
  • 78" Megan Connolly (Republic of Ireland) misses the target.
  • 79" Ksenia Dzhinikashvili (Russia*) is penalised for a foul on Roma McLaughlin (Republic of Ireland).
  • 80" Keeva Keenan (Republic of Ireland) takes the free-kick.
  • 80" Ksenia Shakhova (Russia*) has an effort on goal.
  • 80" Brooke Dunne (Republic of Ireland) blocks a shot.
  • 81" Vera Simanovskaya (Russia*) takes the corner.
  • 81" Arina Kolesnikova (Russia*) has a shot blocked.
  • 82" Evelyn Daly (Republic of Ireland) is penalised for a foul on Ksenia Dzhinikashvili (Russia*).
  • 82" Arina Kolesnikova (Russia*) takes the free-kick.
  • 83" Olga Voloshina (Russia*) is penalised for a foul on Roma McLaughlin (Republic of Ireland).
  • 84" Megan Connolly (Republic of Ireland) takes the free-kick.
  • 84" Megan Connolly (Republic of Ireland) misses the target.
  • 86" Arina Kolesnikova (Russia*) misses the target.
  • 87" Megan Connolly (Republic of Ireland) is penalised for a foul on Valeriia Bizenkova (Russia*).
  • 87" Iana Khotyreva (in) - Ksenia Shakhova (out) (@@teamID)
  • 89" Sophie Watters (in) - Fiona Donnolly (out) (@@teamID)
  • 90+4" Marina Fedorova (Russia*) takes the corner.
  • 90+4" Alena Andreeva (Russia*) has a shot blocked.
  • 90+4" Alena Andreeva (Russia*) takes the corner.
  • 90+4" Vera Simanovskaya (Russia*) takes the corner.
  • 90+5" Marina Fedorova (Russia*) takes the corner.
  • The final whistle is blown.

Match Statistics

  • Russia*
  • Republic of Ireland

Corners Won

9 3

Shots on Target

9 3

Shots off Target

7 5

Fouls Committed

17 16
  • Russia*

    Republic of Ireland

  • 2Goals1
  • 2Yellow Card(s)2
  • 0Red Card(s)0
  • 9Shots on Goal3
  • 7Shots Wide5
  • 7Shot(s) Blocked3
  • 2Save(s)7
  • 23Total Shots11
  • 17Fouls Committed16
  • 9Corner(s)3
  • 1Offside(s)2