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10.10.2018 at 15:00 Calling Stadium, Longford Attendance:
Rep of Ireland Under 19 3 - 1 Bosnia-Herzegovina
Referee: Filip Glova European Qualifier-match

Will Ferry (56)
Troy Parrott (66)
Adam Idah (78)
Bozic 78 mins,
Opening squads
Brian Maher
Andy Lyons
Lee O Connor
Nathan Collins
Jack James
Aaron Bolger
Will Ferry
Conor Coventry
Troy Parrott
Glen Mc Auley
Adam Idah
Kanuric (GK)
Milan Savic
Igor Savić
Kian Clarke
James Clarke
Tom Gaston
Jason Knight
Barry Coffey
Jordan Doherty
Richard O Farrell
Jonathan Afolabi
Ali Reghba
Kršić (GK)
Ali Reghba -> Will Ferry (67)
Barry Coffey -> Glen Mc Auley (91)
Mateo Božić (in) - Stefan Santrač (out) 57 mins,
Adis Mujkić (in) - Eldar Šehić (out) 60 mins
Milan Šikanjić (in) - Faris Zubanović (out) 70 mins,
Dženan Osmanović (in) - Nemanja Vještica (out)70 mins
Džani Salčin (in) - Marko Brkić (out) 70 mins
Yellow cards
Will Ferry (63)
Nathan Collins (72)
Lee O Connor (82)
Sehic 45 + 1 mins
Zilic 65 mins
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
Second-half goals from Will Ferry , Troy Parrott and Adam Idah were enough to claim the three points in a hard-fought encounter.

Bosnia and Herzegovina started the brighter, but it was Ireland who have the best chances in an entertaining opening period.

Striker Adam Idah's shot from close range tested Adnan Kanuric in the opening 15-minutes, but the goalkeeper did excellently to palm his shot over the bar.

Idah went close twice more before the break, but both efforts went just wide.

Bosnia and Herzegovina's best effort of the opening period came from Milan Savic, briefly troubling Brian Maher in the Irish net.

It was Bosnia and Herzegovina who started the brighter after the break, but Ireland took the lead through Will Ferry. The winger combined well with Conor Coventry, and his shot beat Kanuric from close range.

Ireland's lead doubled ten-minutes later. Jack James was fouled in the box, and despite the best protests of Enio Zilic, Slovakian referee Filip Glova pointed to the spot. Troy Parrott stepped up and delicately chipped the ball down the middle to give Tom Mohan's side a 2-0 lead.

Adam Idah made it 3-0 in the 74th-minute. The striker scored from inside the box, cooly slotting past Kanuric.

Minutes later, substitute Mateo Bozic pulled one back for Bosnia and Herzegovina, as his deflected free-kick beat Maher.

Despite the late goal, Ireland held out to record a deserved 3-1 win.

Speaking after the game, Head Coach Tom Mohan said it was crucial to start the Qualifying Round with three points.

"It was a very important win. Bosnia and Herzegovina proved to be very tough opponents. They had us under pressure early on, but once we seen that out, we got a grip of the game.

"There was some great finishes from our players. The goals came at important times. Their goal left things edgy in the final minutes, but we were well deserving of the win."

Mohan's side return to action on Saturday afternoon. They play the Faroe Islands in Longford. Kick-off is at 3pm.

Bosnia and Herzegovina: Adnan Kanuric; Jusuf Gazibegovic, Enio Zilic, Nemanja Vjestica (Dzenan Osmanovic 70), Eldar Sehic (Adis Mujkic 59); Igor Savic, Marko Brkic (Dzani Salcin 70), Stefan Santrac (Mateo Bozic 58); Milan Savic, Faris Zubanovic (Milan Sikanjic 70), Ajdin Hasic

Republic of Ireland: Brian Maher; Andy Lyons, Lee O'Connor (capt), Nathan Collins, Jack James; Conor Coventry, Aaron Bolger; Glen McAuley (Barry Coffey 90+1), Troy Parrott, Will Ferry (Ali Reghba 67); Adam Idah

Referee: Filip Glova (SVK)

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