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Debut joy for Lawrence

14 October 2015

Tom Lawrence made his international debut as Wales ended their successful qualifying campaign with a 2-0 win over Andorra.

The Rovers loanee came on at the start of the second half at the Cardiff City Stadium to earn his first senior cap.

After a goalless first half, Adam Ramsey opened the scoring on 50 minutes, before Gareth Bale grabbed his seventh goal of the campaign five minutes from time to complete the win.

Adam Henley had hoped to also earn his first international cap, but was an unused substitute.

In Vicenze, Darragh Lenihan's Republic of Ireland Under-21 side suffered their first defeat of their UEFA Championship qualifiers with a narrow 1-0 loss to Italy.

The Rovers defender captained the Irish and played the full match as a second half goal from Vittorio Parigini, saw the hosts, who ended the match with ten men, claim the points.

The result leaves Italy top of their group with three wins out of three, with the top four teams all on nine points.

The Irish are back in action next month with an away match against Lithuania.

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