Four Nations Tournament match report

Four Nations Tournament
Tue 22 May 2007 / Victoria Park, Dingwall / 19.45
Scorers 80' Rhys Griffiths (p)
Griffiths penalty seals opening win
WELSH Premier duo Lee John and Rhys Griffiths combined on their semi-pro international debuts to give Wales an opening night win over hosts Scotland.
The impressive John was brought down by Stewart Fowlie after a 50-yard run into the box and Griffiths slotted the penalty past keeper Andy Shearer.
There were several penalty claims at either end in a frantic opening half, with Scotland missing a gilt-edged chance on three minutes when Craig MacMillan scuffed a six-yard effort from a Nicky Walker cross to give keeper Tony Roberts a simple save.
Carmarthen's Paul Keddle rattled a five-minute effort wide and Griffiths also went close with a volley from a Chris Holloway squared pass.
For Scotland, Donnie Munro and Neil McLean both had shots blocked before Scottish keeper Shearer had to move sharply to clutch a header from Gethin Jones who rose well to meet a John corner.
Andy Howat went close with a shot over the bar for the hosts on 65 minutes but Shearer had to make a fine double save to deny Griffiths and Chris Moore following an Ian Hillier long throw.
Shearer made a superb save from the ever-dangerous John, diving to his right to make the stop before the Port Talbot man capped a fine debut by winning the penalty that gave Wales the points.
Andy Shearer
Mark Chisholm
Stewart Fowlie
Donnie Monroe
Neil McLean
Stephen Bruce
Craig McMillan
Ross McNamara
Kris Niddrie
Mark Smith
Nicky Walker
Tony Roberts
Ian Hillier
Paul Keddle
Chris Todd
Gethin Jones
Chris Holloway
Adie Harris
Craig Hughes
Chris Moore
Rhys Griffiths
Lee John
Shaun Woodburn
Clark Bain
David Macrae
Kevin Motion
Andy Howat
Danny Parslow
Ashley Morris
Kris Thomas
Chris Venables
Michael Byrne
Graham Evans
Rob Duffy
Andy Howat - Stephen Bruce 63'
David Macrae - Donnie Munro 72'
59' Danny Parslow - Gethin Jones
73' Graham Evans - Craig Hughes
82' Michael Byrne - Chris Moore
89' Kris Thomas - Lee John
Attendance 481