WALES UNDER-18 SCHOOLBOYS saw their chances of retaining the Centenary Shield dealt a major blow courtesy of a 2-1 defeat to Scotland.

Having beaten England 1-0 and lost to Northern Ireland by the same scoreline, Wales went into the clash at Cefn Druids’ The Rock knowing only victory would keep their title hopes alive.

A fast start from Scotland saw them take a 2-0 lead into the break, Tiwi Daramola amongst the scorers as he beat four Welsh players before firing home.

The Flintshire-based trio of Toby Vickery, Oli Lanceley and Jake Hampdon were introduced at the break for Wales, who produced a much-improved performance.

Cavan Williams reduced the deficit five minutes from time, but Wales were unable to find a leveller as Scotland held firm to triumph.

Lanceley, meanwhile, bagged a hat-trick as Airbus completed their Welsh Premier Development League season with a 5-0 win at Newtown.

George Peers and a free-kick from Josh Wright made it a fine finish for the second-placed Wingmakers, whose boss, Rick Chapman, was delighted.

He said: “It was a great way to end a very good season, we have worked really hard. The players have been a delight to coach. We are very proud of the lads, we faced a number of Welsh Premier players during the season and this is why this league is so important.

“Most importantly we have again had a huge number of u19s play for the first team in the Cymru Alliance. It shows the strength of the players at Airbus and also the trust the first team staff have in playing them.”

Elsewhere, Connah’s Quay Nomads recorded a 2-0 home win over Llandudno, The New Saints secured a third-placed finish with a 4-3 win at Bala Town, while Caernarfon were 1-0 winners at Rhyl.

Tomorrow’s fixtures: Bangor City v Caernarfon; Rhyl v Newtown. Sunday: Bangor City v Cefn Druids.

Harry Massey struck a hat-trick as Brickfield Rangers cruised to a 7-0 success over Mold Alex, pictured, in the Flintshire Under-19s League.

Kian Davies (2), Rhys Powell and Jamie Samuels added to Massey’s treble.

Niall Freeman, Bradley Pearce and Alex Palmer scored as leaders Chirk AAA had to come from 2-1 down to beat Llay Welfare Colts 3-2.

Kian Turton and Kieran Price had given Llay a 2-1 interval advantage.

Finley Dyer’s hat-trick proved vital as Brymbo overcame Rhydymwyn 5-3.

Josh Hancock and Jack Brindley were also on target for the victors, with Ryan Rowlands (2) and Toby Hughes making a game of it for Rhydymwyn.

Kobic Betts scored both goals as Mynydd Isa Spartans won 2-0 at Penyffordd, while Ben Palmer, Oliver Lewis and Shaun Phelan handed Coedpoeth United a 3-0 home win over FC Brickfield.

Tonight’s fixtures: FC Brickfield v Coedpoeth Utd; Mold Alex v Rhydymwyn. Tomorrow: Brickfield Rangers v Llay Welfare Colts.