THREE bright young talented Pembrokeshire footballers featured for Wales at under 18 level last week.

Firstly, Alaric Jones, of Tasker Milward School, played for the Wales Academy U18s who played last week in Waterford against the Republic of Ireland twice.

The Haverfordwest County left back started in both games, it finished 0-0 on the Tuesday, but Wales won 2-0 in the second international played on the Thursday, Wales’ goal scorers were Harri Horwood and Charlie Williams. 

After the game the Wales Academy U18s team were delighted to retain the John Coughlan Memorial Cup.

Wales’ manager Mark Pike said: “The players wore their hearts of their sleeves and were a credit to the clubs they are representing from the Welsh Academy System. 

“I’m incredibly proud of the performances put in by each and every one of them. We created plenty of chances with Horwood and Williams scoring with good finishes to secure the victory.”

Also last week saw Ben Fawcett and Jack Wilson, who both attend Pembrokeshire College, and the pair have also featured for prominently for Hakin United in the Pembrokeshire League Division One this season, involved with the Welsh Colleges Under 18 squad who played in a tournament held in Rome, Italy.

Despite Wales losing three games, Jack will savour the moment he scored his first goal for his country against Italy. Fawcett was unable to play due to a niggling ankle injury.

The three players are also involved with the Welsh Schools Under 18s squad who feature in Centenary Shield, and they next play on Thursday, March 15, away at Northern Ireland Schools Under 18s.