TNS Under 11’s faced the Chicago Nationals last week. The match was played at Park Hall Stadium and The Young Saints were managed by Steve Monk and Carl Parish in the absence of Mark Evans.
The visitors started the brighter and managed to race into a two goal lead. However, despite the fact that the young TNS side started to retain the ball, they were unable to create anything meaningful. Moments later and it all changed. Thomas Williams played an inch perfect through ball to James Burrows who calmly slotted the ball past the Chicago keeper.
Soon after, the TNS lads started to play with confidence but against the run of play Chicago scored the goal of the game with Thomas Webber, who completed his brace by beating two TNS players, before smashing the ball into the top corner.
Kade Sheady was picked out as the TNS man of the match and Thomas Webber was man of the match for Chicago Nationals.
Community Foundation Officer, Craig Edwards, was quick to comment on the effort as well as the sportsmanship that was displayed by both teams, ‘It was great to watch players from different sides of the world play in a competitive match.’
The TNS team was, David Williams (C), Mathew Tunnadine, Luke Wicks, Liam Rawlings, Ben Buley, Morgan Daykin, Dion Williams, Ben Rowlands, Thomas Williams, Max Hughes, David Williams, Kade Sheady, Spencer Parrish and James Burrows.
The TNS Under 12’s took on RSA Elite last night.
The Saints were managed by Callum Williams and he was assisted by Steve Monk.
The Youngsters battled well against the slick passing American touring side and the match finished 3-3, thanks to goals from Isaac Dawson, Max Kulbida and Jack Aplin.
The Saints started well and two of the goals for The New Saints came in the first third of the game. Isaac Dawson got past the last defender and slotted home the first. The second goal came from the right, with Max Kulbida lobbing the opposing goalkeeper from the edge of the box, to give his side a two goal advantage.
Soon after, the visitors took control and started to dominate. They scored three goals in quick succession, making the score 2-3. However, moments after the visitors final goal, TNS forward Jack Aplin found himself with the ball on the edge of the oppositions box and made no mistake on finishing his chance to make sure the game ended in a draw.
The starting line up for the TNS 12’s was Robert Johnson, Daniel Davies, Daniel Sumner, Ryan McVeagh, Mackenzie Wadeson, Max Kulbida, Toby Robert, Liam Davies, Owen Cartwright, Isaac Dawson and Jack Aplin.