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Northern Ireland & Wales are top of the class in Centenary Shield
News Date 09/03/2019
Weekly report from Diane Fay.
 
Northern Ireland and Wales take full points from this week’s Centenary Shield encounters which saw a home win for Northern Ireland in Seaview on Thursday afternoon against Scotland while Wales had a late rally away from home to secure the honours against England tonight.
 
A solitary goal courtesy of Ryan CARMICHAEL was enough to see Northern Ireland overcome a determined Scotland side while a magnificent solo run from Jack Wilson saw Charlie CATON tap the ball past keeper Tickle to upset their hosts in the 92nd minute. 
 
The table toppers, Wales and Northern Ireland will face off next Thursday as Aberystwyth Town FC play host. It will be a fascinating contest as both sides look to extend their advantage in this season’s series.
 
England will regroup as they travel to Inveririe Loco FC the week after to take on Scotland in a must win game for both sides.
 
The Republic of Ireland’s season opener will take place on match day five of this competition when they travel to Ayr United FC to take on the tartan army on March 28, their penultimate outing for the season.
 
Then it will be three games on the bounce for the Irish scholars as they take on England in Dalymount Park on April 12, followed by a short trip to Queen’s University to entertain Northern Ireland on April 18 and their final showdown will be against Wales in Home Farm on April 25 for the conclusion of the Shield endeavours.

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