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25.03.2013 at 19:00 Schwechat-Rannersdor Attendance:
Austria 0 - 1 Rep of Ireland
Referee: Marco Ferreira EC Elite Round-match

None Reece Grego-Cox (22)
Opening squads
A. Schlager (GK)
Michael Lercher
Raphael Mathis
Adrian Grbić
Sascha Horvath
Tobias Pellegrini
Petar Gluhakovic
Marcel Probst
Stefan Bergmeister
Nikola Zivotic
Peter Burke
Daniel Cleary
Pierce Mitchell
Robin Dempsey
Craig Donnellan
Bobby Moseley
Jake Mulraney
Cody Mulhall
Jack Byrne
Reece Grego-Cox
Eoghan Stokes
Marcel Hartl (G)
Daniel Ripic
Lukas Tursch
Thomas Steiner
Luca Mayr
Boris Vukovic
Dominik Baumgartner
Harry Doherty
Dylan Barnett
Cian Kavanagh
Ryan Rainey
Conor Dimaio
Harry Charsley
Daniel Ripic (in) - Raphael Mathis (out)41 mins
Luca Mayr (in) - Nikola Zivotic (out) 60 mins,
Lukas Tursch (in) - Stefan Bergmeister (out)73 mins
Harry Charsley -> Jake Mulraney (83)
Yellow cards
Marcel Probst 8 mins
Nikola Zivotic 31 mins,
Stefan Peric 50 mins,
Stefan Bergmeister 69 mins,
Daniel Cleary (83)
Pierce Mitchell (85)
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 | Preview
THE Republic of Ireland U17 team got off to a brilliant start to their UEFA Champions Elite Qualifying Round with a 1-0 victory over hosts Austria in Schwechat-Rannersdorf tonight.

In a tie played in freezing conditions with snow falling throughout the game, Tom Mohanís side survived an injury time penalty scare to secure the precious three points.

The first chance of the game fell to Austria when Tobias Pellegrini hit the bar in the fifth minute but Ireland quickly took control and created early chances through Reece Grego-Cox and Jack Byrne.

In the 22nd minute Grego-Cox latched onto a perfectly weighted through ball from Eoghan Stokes to slot the ball to the bottom corner of the net to give Ireland the lead and the Irish controlled the remainder of the half.

Austria started the second half brightly and brought three excellent saves from Peter Burke in opening ten minutes of the second half. In the 45th minute Eoghan Stokes beat two men only to see his shot roll just outside the helpless keeperís post.

Cody Mulhallís super pass put Grego-Cox through again only to see his shot smothered by the onrushing goalkeeper Alexsander Schlager. Jack Byrne brought another save from the follow up.

The final 15 minutes of the game opened up as both teams created chance culminating in Burkeís penalty save from Adrian Grbic after an Irish hand-ball from a free kick.

Ireland sit on three points with Serbia on top of the group. The Serbs beat Georgia 2-0 next game is against Georgia on Wednesday morning.

Republic of Ireland: Peter Burke, Bobby Moseley, Pierce Mitchell, Robin Dempsey, Daniel Cleary, Craig Donnellan, Cody Mulhall, Eoghan Stokes, Jack Byrne, Jake Mulraney (Harry Charsley 81), Reece Grego-Cox.
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