IT has been a good group stage for Liam Cullen and Wales Under 20s in the current Toulon Tournament in France.

Kilgetty youngster Cullen, currently with Swansea City, appeared as a second half substitute as Rob Page’s side opened their campaign with a creditable 0-0 draw with hosts France on Tuesday.

And the 18-year-old, who still has two years left at this level, again came on after the break as Wales prevailed 1-0 against Bahrain on Friday, thanks to a late penalty from Daniel James - a teammate of Cullen’s at the Liberty Stadium.

In both games, the impact of Cullen was praised, as he added impetus to Wales going forward from his midfield berth.

Yesterday (Tuesday), Wales took on the Ivory Coast in Aubagne, needing a win to secure a semi final place.

For the third straight game, Cullen was brought on after half time, as a double from Coventry’s George Thomas, one a late equaliser, earned Wales a point.

But despite ending the group unbeaten, the Dragons faced a nervy wait today to see if they will qualify for the last four as best runner up, with the Ivory Coast topping Group B with seven points.

A win for Scotland against Indonesia, or Brazil against Czech Republic in either of today's Group C games, will see Wales eliminated.

But regardless, it has been a creditable campaign for the youngsters, whilst former Greenhill pupil Cullen continues to enhance his reputation as a bright propsect for both club and country.