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06.10.2006 at 15:00 Stadium FC Turnova Strumica Attendance:
Macedonia 1 - 2 Rep of Ireland Under 19
Referee: Emil Laursen (Den) European Qualifier / T/S-match

None Alan Judge (41)
Adam Rooney (72)
Opening squads
Kristijan Naumovski,
Daniel Georgievski,
Goce Golomeik,
Vladimir Dimitrovski,
Dalibor Jovanovski,
Filip Spaseski,
Nikola Stojanovski,
Dragan Stojkov,
Krste Velkoski,
Zarko Simjanoski,
Agim Ibraimi
Stephen Henderson
Simon Madden
Michael Spillane
Edward Nolan
Lorcan Fitzgerald
Robert Bayly
Alan Judge
Alan Power
Stephen Gleeson
Adam Rooney
Keith Treacy
Marko Jovanovski,
Aleksandar Milusev,
Darko Trajcev,
Saban Suliman,
Vanga Altiparmakovski,
Boban Marik,
Muarem Muarem
Shane Redmond
Darren Dennehy
Anthony Mason
Matthew Cassidy
Karl Moore
Scott Davies
Andrew Jackson
Suliman for Simjanoski 61 mins,
Marik for Stojanovski 65 mins,
Muarem for Stojkov 80 mins,
Karl Moore -> Alan Judge (46)
Matthew Cassidy -> Stephen Gleeson (76)
Scott Davies -> Robert Bayly (87)
Yellow cards
Velkoski 61 mins, None.
Red cards
None None.
Other statistics
0 Shots 0
0 Shots on goal 0
0 Offsides 0
0 Corner kicks 0
0 Free kicks 0
0 Penalties 0
Match report
A first half goal by Alan Judge which was added to by Adam Rooney in the second half was enough to see Ireland get off to the proverbial flyer against host nation Macedonia in the Under 19 UEFA Qualifying Tournament taking place in Strumica, Macedonia.

Ireland dominated the first half and could and maybe should have gone in at half time leading by more than a solitary goal scored when Alan Judge got on the end of a cross by Keith Treacy.

With Stephen Gleeson and Alan Power in midfield excelling Ireland had more of the ball and deservedly got their second goal after 76 minutes when Adam Rooney continued his phenominal record in underage football with his tenth goal ina as many starts.

Ireland scored a third goal which was disallowed for offside in the dying moments. This goal may prove crucial as Holland defeated Belarus 3-1 in the other game.

Ireland:Henderson, Madden, Nolan, Spillane, Fitzgerald, Bayly, Power, Gleeson, Judge, Treacy, Rooney:

Subs: Moore for Judge, Cassidy for Gleeson, Davies for Bayly
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