Wales 5 Romania 0 

Mickey Thomas

Wales 5 Ro­mania 0, Race­course Gro­und, In­ter­na­tion­al Friendly Mat­ch, Oct­ober 12, 1983. Mickey Tho­mas pro­duced a rare goal for Wales as The Red Dragons out­classed Ro­mania at Wrexham´s Race­course Gro­und. The Welsh­men were three goals up at the break and ad­ded two more in the sec­ond pe­riod to win the friendly en­counter by a 5-0 margin.

Ian Rush put Wales in­to the lead wi­th a clin­ic­al clo­se ran­ge fin­ish four­teen min­utes in­to the fir­st ha­lf. Mickey Tho­mas sco­red a sec­ond goal for Mi­ke England´s si­de as the rock­et-heeled wing­man beau­ti­fully fired a curl­ing shot from in­side the pen­alty box pa­st Ro­mania cus­todi­an Silviu Lung and in­to the top right-hand cor­ner of the net in the twenty-fifth min­ute be­fore Rush ad­ded a third on the ha­lf-hour ma­rk. Fol­low­ing the in­ter­val, Rob­bie Ja­mes made it 4-0 to Wales on sev­enty-two min­utes, whi­le Alan Curtis roun­ded off the scor­ing spree in the fi­nal min­ute of the clash. Wales Te­am: Ne­ville Southall, Paul Price, Kev­in Ratcliffe, Joey Jones, Ken­ny Jack­ett, Jeff Hop­kins, Mickey Tho­mas, Nigel Vaugh­an, Ian Rush, Rob­bie Ja­mes, Bri­an Flynn. Sub­stitutes: Gor­don Dav­ies, Alan Curtis, Da­vid Fel­gate. Ro­mania Te­am: Silviu Lung, Nic­olae Un­gur­eanu, Cost­ica Stefan­es­cu, Gino Ior­gules­cu, Mir­cea Red­nic, Mi­chael Klein, Aurel Ticleanu, Ladis­lau Bo­loni, Ro­di­on Ca­mataru, Mar­cel Cor­as, Ro­mu­lus Gabor. Sub­stitutes: Ioan An­done, Mir­cea Irimes­cu, Ionel Au­gustin, Du­mitru Moraru.

 

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Mickey Tho­mas amassed 33 goals for Wrex­ham in 230 Foot­ball Lea­gue ap­pear­ances for Wrex­ham be­fore he joi­ned Man­chester Uni­ted for a trans­fer fee of £300,000 partly in­to the 1978-79 season.

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