Bohs' Ross Tierney Gives Ireland U21s Victory With First Touch

Bohs' Ross Tierney Gives Ireland U21s Victory With First Touch

The Ireland U21s beat their Australian counterparts 2-1 in a Marbella friendly on Wednesday.

Ireland's winner came in the 90th minute from substitute Ross Tierney. The Bohs player - who was making his U21 debut - had entered the action just two-and-a-half minutes earlier.

Though it was Tierney who put the ball in the net with a clinical header, much of the credit for the goal must go to Tyreik Wright. The Aston Villa player, who came on as a substitute after an hour, took possession in the left-back position, burst forward, and sent in a perfect cross for Tierney.

Ross Tierney winner Ireland U21s vs Australia

Ireland had taken the lead in the 56th minute after Australia's Jay Rich-Baghuelou put the ball in his own net after a cross from Conor Noss. Another Bohs player, Andy Lyons, deserves credit for a super pass which played in Noss.


Ireland's lead lasted until the 74th minute when Ramy Jajjarine scored a superb equaliser for Australia.

The game was Ireland's second of a 10-day training camp in Spain. They lost 2-0 to Switzerland on Sunday. Ireland play Denmark in another friendly on Saturday.

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