Academy Round Up

The New Saints Under 16’s thrashed Prestatyn Town 17-0.

Steve Benyon’s young side were clinical and in a very one sided match, TNS were superb. Nash Mwamuka carried on a great week as he managed to score a brilliant hat-trick with Cal Graybrook also adding a wonderful treble. There were fantastic braces from Matt Perry, Tom Birch, Lewis Evans and Harrison Millington. Prestatyn added to their woes with an own goal and in what was a stunning performance from the Saints, George Minshall and Ryan Tryer also go on the score sheet.

Benyon was happy with his team and said, ‘Overall it was an easy workout for the boys against a spirited Prestatyn team. There was some really good combination play between the midfield and the attack.

The starting line up consisted of Antoni Sarnowski, Lee Killen, Jack Bates, Matt Bainbridge, Ross Tyler, Harrison Millington, Cal Graybrook, Joe Walsh, Lewis Evans, Tom Birch and George Minshall.

On the bench were Andy Wycherley, Nash Mwamuka, Sam Gostage, Matt Perry, Ryan Tyrer and Leighton Tierney.

Full time: TNS Under 16’s 17-0 Prestatyn Town.

Next Sunday the Under 16’s will face an away trip to Flint. The match is scheduled to kick off at 10:30am.



The New Saints Under 14’s got back to winning ways after beating Prestatyn thanks to goals from Ricky Williams, Rob Reynolds and a magnificent hat-trick from Zak Dobie.

The Saints started brightly and Dobie gave his side the lead after he skipped past a couple of defenders before calmly slotting home for the opening goal. Minutes later the excellent captain scored another but on the stroke of half time, the visitors pulled a goal back.

The visitors managed to score an equaliser after the break but Williams managed to expertly put his side back in front with a wonderful curling effort from the edge of the box. Dobie then completed his hat-trick with a powerful finish from range and Reynolds added the fifth after some good build up play.

Steve Monk was delighted with the performance and said, ‘I was very happy with the performance because they played some excellent football and the showed a lot of character when they were under pressure. ‘

The starting line up was made up of Matt Williams, Taps Kamutasa, Lucas Robert, Jamie Monk, Aron Jones, Sam Postle, Zak Dobie,
Rob Reynolds, Ricky Williams, Ross Hardy and James Lloyd.

The players that started on the bench were Cai Hilditch- Roberts, Rhys Darlow, Ifan Roberts, Osian Morris, Lewys Turner and Scott Williams.

Full time: TNS Under 14’s 5-2 Prestatyn Town.

TNS will face Flint in the Academy cup on Sunday the 10th of November.



The TNS Under 13’s thrashed Bala Town 13-1 thanks to brilliant hat-tricks from Jack Vale, James Gregory-Cork, Harry Bower and superb braces from Tomos Williams and Darren Evans.

In a match that TNS were brilliant from the first minute until the last, Jason Brindley’s enthusiastic side were clinical in front of goal and played some really good passing football.

Brindley was ecstatic with his team and said, ‘We settled well once we scored our opening goal we made the pitch really big by getting our wide players to play short passes with pace and penetration. I was really happy the goals were spread about the team today with three players bagging hat-ricks. We changed the formation at half time to three at the back as a plan B and the player’s played it naturally. We were excellent going forward and we were very exciting to watch.’

The Under 13’s manager added that, ‘There must be a special mention to Tomos Williams who has been injured but ever present this season. He capped his first appearance with a great performance and scored two good goals. Overall I was pleased but would now like to test the lads against stronger opposition.’

The successful squad was made up of Lewis Dutton, Mikey Evans, Ben Pritchard, Liam Ihekwoaba, Zac Davies, James Parry, James Gregory Cork, Owen Platt, Jack Vale, Jordan Tipping, Harry Bower, Darren Evans, Tomos Williams and Haci Ozlu.

Full time: TNS Under 13’s 13-1 Bala Town.



The New Saints Under 11’s lost 7-4 to Flint despite goals from Luke Wicks, Liam Rawlings, Kyle Mcloed and Louie Millington.

The squad included Ben Buley, David Williams, James Burrows, Liam Rawlings, Louie Millington, Luke Wicks, Matt Tunnadine, Spencer Parrish, Kyle Mcloed, Josh Lock and Jac Scott.

The Saints went two nil down after only ten minutes, but soon after Wicks pulled a goal back and only three minutes later the scores were level, thanks to Rawlings.

Flint then scored again but the resilient TNS side levelled through Kyle Mcloed but a minute later, Flint restored their lead, but soon after they scored another three goals to confirm victory. Millington pulled a goal back late on but the match finished 7-4 to Flint.

Mark Evans said, ‘Credit goes to both teams and there must be a special mention to the two younger players, Josh and Kyle who did very well despite the 12 month age difference.’

Full time: TNS Under 11’s 4-7 Flint.



The TNS Under 9’s beat Rhyl by four goals to three thanks to goals from Daniel Burnett, Josh Evans and a great brace from Thomas Potts.

In what was a tight affair, Burnett powerfully opened the scoring and Evans doubled the lead before Rhyl started a brave fight back and at one point, took the lead of the game.

Despite the Saints looking tired, they showed great spirit and Potts tapped in from close range to level the match. Craig Edwards’ side kept pushing on and with only a minute left, Potts headed in a dramatic winner.

Edwards was delighted with his team and said, ‘It was a great match and I am so happy that the boys kept going until the end. Both teams took a deserved round of applause for putting on a fantastic game of football and it was a great match.’
The team line up was Jack Edwards, Ryan Chorlton-Wilcox,  Jac Herbert, Lughaidh Power, Connor Thomas, Daniel Burnett, Thomas Potts, Edward Moore, Adam Tunnadine, Adam Tirebuck and Josh Evans.
Full time: TNS Under 9’s 4-3 Rhyl.