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FOUR NATIONS JOY FOR WALES
WALES won the Four Nations semi-professional trophy with a 4-1 win over the Republic of Ireland.
After a scoreless first-half at Inverurie's Harlaw Park, the Irish went ahead two minutes after the break.
A John Lester corner was headed clear but defender Hugh Davy fired a superb 30-yarder into the top corner.
But substitute Graham Evans of Caersws scored with his first touch on the hour to level.
A free kick from the right was swung in by Ben Davies and Evans rose to glance it into the top corner.
They went on to take the lead in the 67th minute when a low cross from Ryan Green was sidefooted home by Chris Todd at the back post.
Chris Giles made it three from close range after another piece of wizardry by Ben Davies.
And with 10 minutes remaining, a Graham Evans shot came back off the post and was passed into the back of the net by Chris Giles.
The victory left Scotland needing to score four goals and win to have any chance of denying the Welsh a second tournament win in three years.
But the host country slumped to a 3-1 defeat at the hands of the England National Game XI to leave Andy Beattie's side the undisputed winners on points.
Wales: Roberts; Coupe, Edwards, Jones, Searle; Green, Todd, B Davies, N Davies; Summers (G Evans 62), Giles (S Evans 82). Subs not used: Owen, Lloyd, Pennock.
23 May 2021
 
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