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Written by Ray Ellingham   
Friday, 08 November 2013 12:35

4 members of the RAW were given the honour of officiating in the 1st Futsal International to take place in Wales at the end of October>

Referee line up for 1st game
Referee 1 - Valentin Ciuplea (SWFA)
Referee 2 - Mark Morgans (SWFA)
Referee 3 - Ryan Thomas (SWFA)
Time Keeper - Arthur Smallman (NEWFA)
2nd game
Referee 1 - Ryan Thomas (SWFA)
Referee 2 - Arthur Smallman (NEWFA)
Referee 3 - Mark Morgans (SWFA)
Time Keeper -Valentin Ciuplea (SWFA)

Here is a report of the games from the FAW website:
The Wales futsal side lost 5-4 to Andorra at the Newport Velodrome on Sunday evening in an end to end match that shredded the nerves!

With the half time score at 1-1 (Jordan Davies for Wales on 16 mins), Wales was under the csh in the opening ten minutes of the second half and went 3-1 down. Then Rico Zulkarnain scored to make it 3-2 and minutes later it was 3-3 thanks to Daniel Hooper.

Andorra went straight to the other end to make it 4-3, only for Zulkarnain to tie-up the score on 36 minutes at 4-4, much to the delight of the 264 fans in the Velodrome.

Tempers were getting short and Andorra had lost a m,an to a red card, as well as having one of their technical staff banished as the clock ticked-down.

With just three minutes to go, Andorra scored the winner and were able to see-out the final few minutes as Wales threw everything at the Andorran goal for another score to level the game.

It was not to be, but it was an exciting game that showed Wales can compete in this form of the game and credit must go to all the Wales players who performed so well this evening.