TNS 13s participated in The Warrior Keele Cup

TNS 13s participated in The Warrior Keele Cup, 2014. 
The squad consisted of:

Tom Jones (goal keeper) 
Owen Platt 
Tom Halliday 
Ben Pritchard 
James Parry 
Jordan Tipping 
Haci Ozlu 
Dan Smith (captain) 
James Gregory Cork 
Darren Evans 
Harry Bower 
Liam Ihekwoaba 
Jack Vale 
Tomos Williams

First game played against Plymouth development squad, winning 5-0, James Gregory Cork scoring a hattrick, his first goal a fantastic finish from the right hand side finding the top let corner, Darren Evans scored a brace. 
Second game we lost against a very good Port Vale 5-1, despite taking the lead through Darren Evans and Tom Jones having a fantastic game in goal. 

In the Third game TNS lost against Walsall 6-4, showing good character to come back from 2-0 down to lead 3-2, few individual errors proving costly late on. 

In the Forth game we drew 5-5 with Wolves in a great display of attacking football by both sides, Darren Evans scoring a hattrick, the pick of the goals a chipped shot from the half way line. 
In the Forth place place off on the final day we faced North West Elite academy, winning 2-0, goals from Darren Evans and Harry Bower.

It was a good test for the boys, facing some bigger well established academies. Started first game very well but we did struggle against Port Vale, they played at a level we need to aspire to reach. Performances improved after that game, we were very unlucky against Walsall, showed great spirit to fight back. Wolves was a great display of attacking football, a great game to watch but we needed to be tighter at the back. We finished the week of on a high winning our play off and trophy against Elite Development in a hard thought victory. Another really good work out for the lads, we’ve seen the level we need to hit and I believe with hard work then we can reach it, now ready for the new season to begin.

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