The New Saints Under 16’s beat the North West Elite Academy four nil thanks to goals from George Minshall, Sam Gostage, Christophe Asimale and Lee Killen.
The game started off at a slow pace with the boys struggling to break down the resolute opposition but finally after two pieces of quality, Minshall and Asimale scored two wonderfully well worked team goals.
The second half saw further goals added by Gostage and Killen and the score could have been a lot more but chances went a miss.
Steve Benyon was happy with his side and said, ‘The boys showed good character to play against a well organised side but we again lacked creativity and the final pass. The lads will get chance to rectify this against Wrexham on Tuesday the 26th of November, away at Colliers Park.’
The match against Wrexham will kick off at 19:00pm.
The winning team included Jack Perry, Lee Killen, Jack Bates, Steve Roberts, Ben Alexander, Matt Perry, Greg Evans, Joe Walsh, Christophe Asimale, Tom Birch, George Minshall, Sam Gostage, Ross Tyler and Cal Graybrook.
The TNS Under 13’s drew two all with Airbus thanks to goals from Jordan Tipping and Darren Evans.
In what was a very tough game against an eager Airbus side, The Saints struggled to get their passing game together and conceded after five minutes, when a free kick from just outside the area found a way through a crowd of players into the bottom corner.
TNS then went two down after Airbus converted a penalty to give the Wingmakers a two goal advantage at the break.
Tipping pulled a goal back with his first touch after coming on with a nice lob from outside the box and the just after the hour mark, Evans equalised at the near post after some neat foot work to give his side a draw.
Jason Brindley was pleased with the result and said, ‘We were second best in every way during the first half and we deserved to be two down at half time. However, the second half was a massive improvement and we competed for every ball and created a lot of chances. Overall I am pleased with the attitude the lads showed in the second half and their willingness to not give up and fight back.’
The team was made up of Lewis Dutton, Luke Sussex, Ben Pritchard, Haci Ozlu, Harry Bower, James Gregory Cork, Sam Jones, Owen Platt, Jack Vale, Tomos Williams, Darren Evans, Jordan Tipping, Liam Ihekwoaba, James Parry, Tom Halliday and Zac Davies.