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International watch: Harvie's Scotland secure crucial point while Poole and Wales beat Moldova

Both MK Dons defenders played 90 minutes for their country...

13 November 2020

Daniel Harvie provided an assist as Scotland Under-21s came from behind to earn a valuable point in their UEFA European Under-21 Championship qualifier with Croatia, while Regan Poole captained Wales Under-21s to a convincing win over Moldova.

Scotland found themselves 2-0 down at Tynecastle but fought back to draw 2-2 and ensure they go into their final qualifying match with their fate in their own hands.

Harvie was the creator of Scotland’s crucial leveller, producing the cross for goalscorer Connor McLennan following a strong run down the left flank.

The draw moves Scotland top of Group 4, level on points with the Czech Republic, whom they edge ahead of courtesy of a better head-to-head record. They will qualify for a first European Championships since 1996 if they beat Greece on Tuesday in Athens.


Meanwhile, Regan Poole donned the captain's armband as Wales Under-21s cruised to a 3-0 victory over Moldova in their penultimate UEFA European Under-21 Championship qualifier.

The MK Dons defender helped his country keep a clean sheet at the Racecourse Ground in Wrexham, while Terrence Taylor, Nathan Broadhead and Momodou Touray got the goals at the other end.

Wales are unable to qualify for next summer’s tournament but did climb to third in Group 9 courtesy of the win. They travel to Braunschweig on Tuesday to take on table-toppers Germany.

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