England C 2-2 Wales C: Substitute Roscrow earns Wales hard-earned draw

Wales twice came back from a goal down to earn a hard-earned draw against England at Salford’s Peninsula Stadium.

Substitute Adam Roscrow’s 63rd-minute strike earned Wales C a draw in their International Challenge Match with England.

An own-goal from Nathan Peate gave the Three Lions the lead, but Wales drew level through Kayne McLaggon in the first-half.

Kurt Willoughby restored England’s lead, but a well-made substitution from Mark Jones saw Adam Roscrow bring Wales level.

Set pieces were Wales’ real means of attack and almost netted through Met defender Emlyn Lewis. Eliot Evans corner finding the towering defender for a header, but Luke James blocked.

Mark Jones side fell behind in unfortunate circumstances. Luke Trotman’s low cross was turned in by Cefn Druids defender Nathan Peate as attempted to clear.

England almost scored another after Wales’ concentration levels dropped after the opening goal. Kurt Willoughby found space, firing a shot at Ramsey who blocked with his feet.

Kayne McLaggon equalises for Wales. (Image: Matthew Lofthouse)

Wales equalised from a well-rehearsed free-kick. Clayton Green swung in the ball to Barry teammate Kayne McLaggon who touched it past Ben Killip for a deserved leveller.

The Dragons finished the half stronger as they continued to look to set pieces as their means of a goal. Evans’ corner found Emlyn Lewis who headed it across goal but to no avail.

Wales’ continued high pressing almost resulted in a goal. Dan Jones’ backless was intercepted by Henry Jones, eventually finding Evans who curled an effort just wide.

England went back in front through a free-kick. Greg Olley laid the ball off to Kurt Willoughby who struck low pst the wall, leaving Ramsey flat-footed for the hosts second of the evening.

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Adam Roscrow was sent on by Mark Jones as a secondary attacking option as he partner with McLaggon. He was fed by met teammate Dylan Rees for an immediate opportunity.

Jonah’s substation paid off as the Met man drew Wales level. The experienced Chris Venables lofted a ball over to Roscrow who blasted past the goalkeeper.

Substitute Adam Roscrow drew Wales level with a smart finish. Chris Venables looped it over to the Met man who expertly finished past the goalkeeper.

Wales suffered a scare in the final quarter of the game. A hopeful ball over the top found Greg Olley who flicked his shot onto the post.

Approaching stoppage time, captain Aeron Edwards made a stupendous block to deny the tricky James Hardy an almost certain winner.  Wales were made to withstand late England pressure but were able to keep England from further scoring.

England: Killip (Huddart 82), Trotman, Jones (Happe 52′), Maguire (C), Mellish, Taylor, Olley, Williams, (White 48) Willoughby, (Goodship 80), Hardy, James (Rowley 70)

Wales: Ramsey, Rees, Hugh (Roberts 93), Lewis, Peate, Green (Patten 76), Jones (Roscrow 55), Edwards (C), McLaggon (Thomas 67), Venables, Evans (Brookwell 55)

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