Under 10s – Football Festival – 16/01/16
Saturday saw us host a football festival at Park Hall Stadium. We had several other North Wales academies in attendance as well as Vauxhall Motors,
Each team played a round robin against all other teams and games were 12 minutes duration which equalled a total of 84 minutes playing time for each team.
All games were played to a very high standard and in keeping with the spirit of the game.
The lads had a bit of a mixed day which saw them start well in their first couple of games against Bangor and Caernarfon but a couple of mistakes in dangerous areas cost them on the score sheet. Going into the fourth game the boys had played 3 lost 3 but all games were competitive and but for those little errors the boys could have won at least 2 of the first 3 games. Game 4 was against Flint and the lads were trying hard to change their fortunes but this time the visiting goalkeeper was in inspired form and kept the game even, Game 5 and 6 was against Airbus and Vauxhall Motors and these games saw us playing our best football of the day with the team linking up and playing some attractive attacking football getting a couple of deserved victories. The final game was lost to a very good Rhyl side but the team battled until the very end and can be pleased with their overall contribution to the team throughout the festival.
What I found particularly encouraging was the way we looked to play out from the back and keep the ball under pressure with our GK’s also adhering to the back pass rule using their feet under pressure and contributing to our style of play.
TNS U10’s squad – Henry Green, Sam Gregory-Cork, Calum Matthias, Jack Davies, Jake Jones, Josh Burnett, Finley Chorlton-Wilcox, Ollie Sumner, Oliwier Fiedor, Ieuan Jones-Wellstead, Louis Rowlands.
Bangor 2-1 TNS, Caernarfon 2-0 TNS, Connahs Quay 4-2 TNS,
Flint 1-1 TNS, Airbus 0-1 TNS, Vauxhall Motors 0-3 TNS, Rhyl 4-2 TNS.
Under 15s – 17/01/16
On Sunday The New Saints U15s took 2 development age groups to compete in a round robin of Futsal fixtures against other teams from the Welsh Premier League in Deeside.
The New Saints competed against teams including Rhyl, Connahs Quay, Flint Town, Llandudno, Airbus, Newtown amongst others.
Afterwards U15s head coach Jason Brindley said:
“Really pleased with the performances of all the boys today in both teams. We have added Futsal to our weekly academy programme and are really seeing the benefits of that now. Some of the times we were unplayable today, so good to watch.”