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16.10.2018 at 15:00 Bartal S. Petersen (in) - Stefan Radosavlevic (out) Attendance:
Rep of Ireland Under 19 2 - 1 Netherlands
Referee: Filip Glova European Qualifier-match

Adam Idah (29)
Will Ferry (70)
Ole Romenij 15 mins,
Opening squads
Brian Maher
Andy Lyons
Lee O Connor
Jack James
Nathan Collins
Aaron Bolger
Will Ferry
Jason Knight
Conor Coventry
Troy Parrott
Adam Idah
Schendelaar (GK)
J. Timber
Kian Clarke
James Clarke
Tom Gaston
Jordan Doherty
Barry Coffey
Glen Mc Auley
Ali Reghba
Richard O Farrell
Jonathan Afolabi
Scherpen (GK)
Jonathan Afolabi -> Adam Idah (78)
Ali Reghba -> Will Ferry (88)
Mohamed Mallahi (in) - Ryan Gravenberch (out)60 mins,
Wouter Burger (in) - Ludovit Reis (out)71 mins,
Ian Smeulers (in) - Ole Romenij (out) 71 mins,
Millen Baars (in) - Juan Familio-Castillo (out) 82 mins,
Jurgen Ekkelenkamp (in) - Mohamed Ihattaren (out) 82 mins,
Yellow cards
Adam Idah (78)
Nathan Collins (91)
Ludovit Reis 45 mins,
Orkun Kökçü 75 mins,
Mohamed Ihattaren 77 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
The Dutch took the lead in Longford's City Calling Stadium. Striker Ole Romenij opened the scoring on 15 minutes as Maarten Stekelenburg's side looked on course to top the group.

Ireland equalised just before the half-hour mark. Briliant link-up play by Lee O'Connor and Troy Parrott saw Jason Knight's shot parried into Idah's path. The striker got his shot away just ahead of goakeeper Jasper Schendelaar to score his second goal of the Qualifying Round.

The winner came 20 minutes from full-time. Knight's shot beat Schendelaar to send the home crowd into a frenzy.

Ireland Under-19 Head Coach Tom Mohan spoke post-match of his delight at the performance.

"It was great to win the game. The boys showed great character and resilience. It's a great group. They know they can play against the best of teams," Mohan said.

"We defended really well, right from the front to the back. We limited the Dutch to very few chances. We had numerous chances and could have scored more."

Mohan was delighted with the hard work put in by players and staff over the course of the three games.

"The players and staff had a great spirit in camp which carried us through the week. The staff put in a massive effort all week. It was a massive group effort."

With three games in Longford's City Calling Stadium, Mohan was delighted with the support the side received in Longford.

"We had fantastic facilities. The club put in a massive effort for all three games, especially to make sure Saturday's game went ahead."

The draw for the Elite Round will take place in Nyon on December 6.

Republic of Ireland: Brian Maher; Andy Lyons, Lee O'Connor (capt), Nathan Collins, Jack James; Conor Coventry, Aaron Bolger; Jason Knight, Troy Parrott, Will Ferry; Adam Idah (Jonathan Afolabi 80).

Netherlands: Jasper Schendelaar; Jurriën Timber, Lutsharel Geertruida, Kik Pierie (capt), Juan Familio-Castillo (Millen Baars 82); Ludovit Reis (Wouter Burger 71), Orkun Kökcü, Ryan Gravenberch (Mohamed Mallahi 60); Mohammed Ihattaren (Jurgen Ekkelenkamp 82), Daishawn Redan, Ole Romenij (Ian Smeulers 71)

Referee: Filip Glova (Slovakia).

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