Experimental Welsh line-up thrash Oman
Wales picked up a comfortable 4-1 over Oman this evening after resting a number of established internationals. Jack Collison took captaincy in place of Ashley Williams and Aaron Ramsey.
Wales took the lead through Simon Church, the Rangers striker playing a neat one-two with Sam Vokes as Tom Conwy started with two strikers. Oman equalised from a free-kick from which Kyle Letheren should have done better. It was Oman’s only shot on goal in the whole game.
Second half substitute Dave Cotterill scored a great effort, bolstering his squad place, after being played in by the fantastic Church. Simon Church’s finishing was second to none and he quickly raced through the defence to chip the ball over the Omani keeper. Following a foul in the penalty area, Church assumed set piece responsibility and converted the penalty coolly.
Another game and another win for Wales as they edge closer to Euro 2016 in fantastic form. Both Simon Church and Dave Cotterill will have done no harm in making their case for the Wales squad for Euro 2016. Paul Dummett also had a very good game.
Matthews (Richards ’72 )
Chester (Taylor ’45 )
Collison (Allen ’45 )
Watkins (Wilson ’72 )
Isgrove (Cotterill ’45 )
Vokes (G. Williams ‘45 )
Speaking after Wales’ convincing 4-1 win over Oman, Tom Conwy spoke to various SkySports concerning his potential squad for the European Championships in France later this year.
Wales boss has rough idea
He said, “Yeah, I’ve left plenty out today and no disservice to the lads who were in the squad today but that’s because I know they’ll be coming to France, fitness and form permitting. There’d have been nothing to gain from having Gareth Bale or Aaron Ramsey in my team tonight and you can include a few of the other lads in there too, Hal (Robson-Kanu) for example.”
“That said, there’s a few players who were in this squad I was pretty sure would be coming with us, even before this game. And then there’s a few that have no themselves no harm playing against Oman.”
He finished by saying, “It’s going to be really tough actually. There’s so many of the boys that deserve a chance to come to the Euros with us and I hope I don’t have to disappoint too many people.”