TNS Academy Round Up – 12th & 13th September 2015
Under 8s (Sat 12th)
TNS v Prestatyn
This Saturday we welcomed Prestatyn to The Venue to play our U8s side. The game would be split in two with one half being played as 7v7 that we normally would, but the second half being played as a 5v5. We started the 7v7 game and it was a close contest early on with both teams trying to score the opening goal. We managed to achieve this with Rui as the goal scorer. Prestatyn soon equalized with a fantastic strike which left our keeper no chance. TNS then took the lead again when substitute Ellis came on and scored a well-taken goal. Ellis then went onto score another three in the game. Rui added to his opening goal, Ronnie grabbed himself a goal and Patrick scored our final goal of the game. We won the first game 8-1 with a great team performance.
Now moving into the 5v5 game we fell behind early on with a good side-footed finish. Ronnie soon equalized and we then took the lead through Ellis. Prestatyn again equalized with another well-worked goal but we ran away with it and scored six more. The goals coming from Patrick 2, Ronnie, Oliver 2 and Fenn. This had us leading 8-2 at half time. Due to injuries to the Prestatyn players we allowed Ellis and Patrick to play for them for the final half of the game. In the second half it ended 4-3 to TNS, Rui scoring two, Ronnie with a powerful strike and Nikolas scoring from range. Patrick ended up scoring two whilst playing for Prestatyn. So the final score in the 5v5 game was 12-5 to TNS.
A very pleasing performance from the whole squad which consisted of; Sam, Oliver, Liam, Fenn, Nikolas, Patrick, Rui, Ronnie and Ellis.
Under 10s (Sat 12th)
TNS 3 Prestatyn 4
Squad – Henry Green, Sam Gregory-Cork, Calum Matthias, Finley Chorlton-Wilcox, Josh Burnett, Jake Jones, Jake Duppa, Ieuan Jones-Wellstead, Ollie Sumner, Louis Rowlands.
Also Tomas, Alex, Jack and Joe from the under 9s featured
Goal scorers – Ieuan Jones-Wellstead, Tomas (u9), Jake Duppa.
Prestatyn came to The Venue with what was a very strong team and they played some very good football and on reflection of the game deserved their victory.
Having said that we were not at the races, some players were visibly tired and lacked energy, after recent performers the bar had been set very high but unfortunately today we were well below our standards and although at one point we were leading 3-1 we lacked energy and desire which Prestatyn had in abundance.
After the first quarter we were 1-0 down with both teams having created a couple of decent chances.
The second quarter was much better for us with Tomas from the U9’s scoring from close range after a melee in the box, Shortly after Ieuan Jones-Wellstead found the net after a neat pass from Jake Jones put him through one on one with the Prestatyn GK, Ieuan then went from scorer to provider setting up Jake Duppa to make it 3-1 at the end of the second.
An injury plagued third quarter sore a lot of breaks in play and no goals. Going into the final quarter it looked like the game was ours for the taking but a determined Prestatyn got a goal and with the wind in their sails an ourselves looking very tired they quickly netted twice more and the game ended 4-3 to Prestatyn.
Under 12s (Sun 13th)
TNS 3 Llandudno 3
TNS got off to the perfect start, with an excellent goal through TJ Burns 2 minutes in. TNS controlled the majority of the play, restricting Llandudno to half chances at best, whilst always looking dangerous through TJ up front and the impressive Josh Lock. Jay Lee was solid at the back and made some important challenges. The 12s were unlucky not to double their lead when awarded a penalty, with the Llandudno keeping guessing correctly and saving from TJ’s penalty.
TNS went into the break 1-0 up.
The second half was a mirror of the first, with TJ doubling the lead 2 minutes in. Despite TNS creating numerous chances, it was Llandudno who scored the third goal of the game, scoring through a corner. However TNS responded well, with TJ Burns completing his hat-trick when put through on goal.
Despite the 2 goal cushion, Llandudno started to pile on the pressure, and were rewarded for their perseverance with 2 late goals to finish the game 3-3.
After the game, coach Jason Brindley said..
“Overall I think it was a good performance from the team today. It’s unfortunate to let a 2 goal lead slip, although what the players would of learnt from this is more important than 3 points long term. This is still a work in progress, with myself and Kieran Lee-Burch still new to the players. I feel the style of football is improving, but there is a lot more to do. Excited about the season ahead.”
Under 19s (Sun 13th)
TNS 6 Conwy Utd 1
Rhys Lee – Killen
Christoph Azimale – Graybrook 56
Aron jones – Sullivan 61
Farliegh 30, 55