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Wales Under-19 team won the first match of their double header, 3-2 against Portugal in Almeirim.
In a match where eight Wales players earned their first cap at Under-19 level, Portugal took the lead in the first half with a goal just after half hour in from captain Laura Luis, and held this lead at half time.
The second half however saw Wales go in front with two goals in quick succession from substitute Danielle Broadhurst and Emily Brown.
A goal from Portugal's Donya Oliveiro meant that the teams were equal with ten minutes to go, but a final twist saw Wales being awarded a corner during added time. In the subsequent goalmouth scramble, Nia Jones managed to nudge in the ball and secure a late win for Wales.
The teams now look forward to facing each other again on Wednesday (18th August) in Rio Maior, kick off 11am.
Wales under-19: Yvette Churchill, Sophie Davies, Jasmin Dutton, Nia Jones, Leanne Jones, Josie Green (sub Bethan Woolley 90mins), Rachel Rowe (sub Danielle Broadhurst 58mins), Charmain Martin (sub Hannah Daley 41mins), Emily Brown, Lisa Bird (sub Hannah Keryakoplis 58mins), Megan Wynne. Subs not used: Katy Maddock, Sophie Cole, Zoe Atkins.
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