Date: Sun 27 May 2007

Wales in Search of Win to retain Four Nations Crown

The Wales Semi Pro side go in to this afternoon's final Four Nations game, knowing that a win against England will ensure that Tony Pennock's side retain their crown. After a win against Scotland on Tuesday and a draw against the Irish on Thursday, Wales currently lie in second place in the table on four points. The English, who have looked strong in both of their games, have defeated Ireland 5-0 and then Scotland 3-0, so they are in pole position. The Welsh side are in confident spirits though as they have an excellent record against the Old Enemy in this competition.

Pennock will revert to the same team that defeated Scotland in the opener earlier on in the week, meaning a recall for Port Talbot Town's Lee John and Llanelli's Rhys Griffiths. Carmarthen Town left-back, Paul Keddle will start at the back, meaning that he has started in Wales' last six games at this level. The Caersws pair of Chris Venables and Graham Evans are both on the bench after starting against the Irish, as is Carmarthen's Kris Thomas.

Adie Harris of Bath and Merthyr's Chris Holloway make up a formidable midfield partnership, whilst Dagenham striker Chris Moore will again play down the left flank The former Brentford man has a tremendous scoring record for this team, having netted four times in five games, so he will be a major threat for Paul Fairclough's side.

At the back, Bath's Gethin Jones partners Chris Todd of Exeter, who this time last week led his Grecians side out at Wembley in the Conference Play-Off Final. The reliable Tony Roberts continues in goal and captains the side, in what could be his last game for the side if he moves back into the Football League with Dagenham. The Newport County duo of Ian Hillier (Right-Back) and Craig Hughes (striker) make up Pennock's starting eleven.

The English have added Northwich striker Paul Brayson to their squad after Salisbury's Matthew Tubbs withdrew with injury. The former Cardiff and Swansea front-man impressed on Thursday against Scotland and is likely to start. Meanwhile, Dagenham's Glenn Southam and Stevenage's Mitchell Cole are both threats from midfield.

Wales: Tony Roberts (Dagenham & Redbridge); Ian Hillier (Newport County, Chris Todd (Exeter City), Gethin Jones (Bath City), Paul Keddle (Carmarthen Town); Lee John (Port Talbot Town), Chris Holloway (Merthyr Tydfil), Adie Harris (Bath City), Chris Moore (Dagenham & Redbridge); Rhys Griffiths (Llanelli), Craig Hughes (Newport County)

Subs: Danny Parslow (York City), Ashley Morris (Merthyr Tydfil), Chris Thomas (Carmarthen), Chris Venables (Caersws), Graham Evans (Caersws), Robert Duffy (Oxford Utd)

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