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Wales under-17 completed their UEFA Under-17 Championship qualifying group by drawing 1-1 with Denmark.
Wales were dealt a blow before the match as Sharla Passiarello was injured during the warm up and she was replaced by Sophie Tyla Jones.
In an evenly matched first half, Wales' best chance came from a shot by Jones which was blocked by the goalkeeper, who failed to keep hold of the ball but managed to dive on it just before Jones made contact for a second attempt.
The second half saw both teams fighting hard for a goal. Denmark were given an opportunity when Chelsea Green brought a player down in the area and conceded a penalty. Line Frausing Ostergaard stepped up to take the kick but was thwarted by a great save from Katy Maddock.
However, Denmark soon gained the upper hand with a goal from substitute Yasemine Mermer just a few minutes later.
The final ten minutes saw a succession of well placed crosses from Emily Brown, but each times Wales failed to get them into the net. Eventually, in the final minute of added time, Brown succeeded in scoring a well deserved goal, earning her side a 1-1 draw.
Wales finish fourth in the group while Denmark, who had also lost their two previous matches, finish third on goal difference. France won the group on goal difference and qualify for this summer's Final tournament after drawing their final match 0-0 with group hosts Holland.
Terry Boyle and his coaching staff will now be hoping to develop the young squad - ten of whom are still eligible for next season's Under-17 Championship - before the first qualifying round of next season's competition, which will take place in FYR Macedonia in October.
Wales: Katy Maddock, Rebekah Hadley (sub Leanne Jones 57mins), Chelsea Green, Jasmin Dutton, Nia Jones, Bethan Woolley (sub Kirsty Hardwick 80mins), Lauren Price, Rachel Rowe, Emily Brown, Megan Wynne, Sophie Tyla Jones (sub Rachel Fisher 40mins). Subs not used: Yvette Churchill, Claire Capon.
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