Not helped by his defence but should have done better with Australia’s second goal.
Chris Gunter 7
Some decent link up play with Bellamy going forward. Both Australia goals came from the opposite flank.
Some shaky moments defensively in the first half and exposed for the opening goal, but grew in confidence as the game progressed and showed promise going forward.
Lack of recent regular football showed. Poor first touch and decision-making, conceded needless free-kicks and was hopelessly exposed for Cahill’s opener. Substituted at half time.
Not as assured defensively as we’ve come to expect from the Swansea centre-half. Did, however, execute some superb long-range passes to set Bellamy free in the first half.
Struggled to get on the ball in the first half. More effective in the second, after the introduction of Collison.
Poor game from the Celtic midfielder. Seems to be struggling to recreate his early Wales form.
Gareth Bale 8
Yet again, Wales’ best player. Gary Speed needs to build his plans around the Tottenham star. Instrumental in all Wales’ positive play.
Aaron Ramsey 5
The Wales captain struggled to have an impact on the game. Uncharacteristically poor first touch, one of which led to Australia’s opening goal. Substituted at half-time.
Robert Earnshaw 5
Worked hard as always, but given little support in a formation that didn’t suit his style of play. Struggled to make a telling impact.
Craig Bellamy 8
Along with Bale, was at the heart of Wales’ best play. Wears his heart on his sleeve, whether it’s a friendly or a competitive game.
Jack Collison 7
Great to see the West Ham midfielder back after a lengthy lay-off through injury. Added some spark to a midfield that had been lacklustre in the first half.
Darcy Blake 6
Spared Wales’ blushes somewhat by scoring his first ever senior goal, late in the second half.
Steve Morison 6
Still has some work to do to establish himself as a regular for Wales.
Adam Matthews 6
A solid enough display for the 19-year-old after his introduction on 63 minutes.
Joe Allen 7
Definitely a bright prospect for Wales’ future.
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