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Airbus UK Broughton: The Airfield selected for key Welsh semi-professional tie as Andy Dorman earns Wales recall

THE reputation of Airbus UK’s Airfield ground as a showcase venue for international sport has been underlined with the announcement it will host a clash between Wales and Poland.

The Football Association of Wales has selected the Broughton stadium to host the Wales’ semi-professional under 23 side’s final International Challenge Trophy group game against Poland on Wednesday, October 13.

Wales are still in the running to qualify for the semi-finals as best runners up after letting a 2-0 lead slip against Northern Ireland to draw 2-2 and losing 7-2 to Portugal.

Terry Boyle will therefore be hoping his young charges, who may include Airbus’ own Ryan Edwards and Ashley Williams, can overcome the Poles at the home of Airbus UK Broughton.

If they do they will be the first Welsh side to win at the Airfield.

Since March the venue has played host to two international games, with Wales’ women’s side losing a world cup qualifier to Sweden and Wales U19s losing 1-0 to Northern Ireland.

Crystal Palace’s Andy Dorman has been recalled by John Toshack for Wales’ opening European Championship qualifier against Montenegro.

The midfielder from Hawarden was omitted from Toshack’s squad to face Luxembourg in a friendly earlier this month but Dorman, who now plays alongside Dutch legend Edgar Davids at Selhurst Park, has been handed another chance.

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