Skip to main content Skip to site footer
Club News

Pair play over an hour for Wales

29 March 2016

Jonny Williams and Simon Church both played an hour for Wales on Monday evening.

The Dons duo, who both impressed in the 1-1 draw with Northern Ireland last week, started the Euro 2016 warm-up match against Ukraine in Kiev – the final friendly before Chris Coleman names his 23-man squad for this summer’s tournament in France.

Williams was a constant threat for Wales during his time on the pitch, winning a number of free-kicks in dangerous areas. He also set up Joe Allen for a chance in the 50th minute but the Liverpool man saw his effort saved.

Church, meanwhile, couldn’t find the net like he did in Wales’ clash with Northern Ireland in Cardiff, but did cause the Ukraine defence problems until he was replaced by Sam Vokes just after the hour mark.

Wales started brightly but were beaten by Andriy Yarmolenko’s goal just before half-time – Ukraine’s only shot on target in the game.

Williams and Church will now have to wait to see whether they have done enough to be named in Coleman’s squad for Euro 2016.

Also involved in international football on Monday was Lee Hodson, who was among the substitutes as Northern Ireland beat Slovenia 1-0 in Belfast.

The Green and White Army extended their unbeaten run to 10 games courtesy of Conor Washington’s goal on his home debut – the QPR striker forced his way into the box before firing a low shot past Jan Oblak in the 42nd minute.

Hodson didn’t appear in either of Northern Ireland’s friendlies this weekend but, having been included in the majority of Michael O’Neill’s squads in the past couple of years, he’ll be hoping to still make the flight to France in June.

Advertisement block