Republic of Ireland 2 - 1 Poland | 2019 - Boys Under 15 | 999946196

Under-15 Boys Friendlies International Friendly | Eamonn Deacy Park, Galway
Thursday, November 21, 2019

Republic of Ireland 2 - 1 Poland

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Ireland U15: Second straight win over Poland

It was two wins from two games as the Republic of Ireland Under-15s recorded a 2-1 triumph over Poland in Eamonn Deacy Park on Thursday afternoon.
21st Nov 2019

Jason Donohue's team had previously beaten the same opponent on Tuesday and Kevin Zefi netted his second in successive games after Rocco Vata had opened the scoring.

Ireland fell behind early on when Poland pounced from a corner kick on six minutes but that did not put the boys in green off their rhythm as they continued to play slick, attacking football.

On 44 minutes, the home side had a penalty that was saved by the Polish keeper but Vata was first to react and slotted in from close range to level the scores.

It was from another set-piece that Ireland profited when, on 64 minutes, Zefi found himself in the right place to fire in from around 22 yards out.

Ireland held onto the lead to wrap up a deserved win and complete a worthwhile test against good opposition.

Republic of Ireland: O'Leary; Heffernan, Curtis, Hughes (O'Brien 46), Kelly; O'Brien Whitmarsh (Murphy 47), Vata (Ferizaj 70), Barrett (Tettah 73); Zefi, Nugent (McLoughlin 55), Nolan (McManus 58).