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Scott Ruscoe challenges Scotland's Darren Still [Duncan Brown]
STEVE Evans gave a typically dominant display as the Welsh semi-professional side grabbed a vital point at the start of the Four Nations tournament.
They held host country Scotland to a 0-0 draw at Keith's Kynock Park.
Evans formed a solid central defensive partnership with Exeter's Chris Todd, that was able to nullify the Scottish attack.
On the rare occasions the Scots did break through, goalkeepers Tony Pennock of Carmarthen and substitute Tony Roberts from Dagenham & Redbridge were up to the task with some good saves.
Wales could have snatched the lead on the quarter-hour when Graham Evans of Caersws almost scored from Gary Lloyd's angled ball from the left.
Lloyd then sent a right-wing corner into the Scottish net, but the 'goal' was ruled out for an infringement.
Second-half efforts from both Evans and Lloyd nearly broke the deadlock, with keeper Roberts making a fine stop from Stephens just after the break.
Scotland pressed late in the game, but the Welsh held on for a vital point.
Saints' Scott Ruscoe also played the full 90 minutes but both he and Evans are struggling with knocks ahead of Thursday's clash with the England National Game XI.
19 May 2021
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