Hat-Tricks For Bower And Reynolds As Professional Phase Win On The Road

Bala Town 3 TNS 8 – Report by Steve Benyon
On Sunday December 3rd, 14 of the Professional Phase players faced Bala Town away in the Welsh Premier Development League. We knew we were going to be up against it with the opposition sitting second in the table.
The first half saw us completely rip the opposition apart with fantastic pattern play to score 5 first half goals through Rob Reynolds x2, Harry Bower, Callum Jones and Matt Cole.
Second half however saw us concede 3 sloppy goals through our mistakes and complacency, but again managed to score another 3 outstanding goals with hat tricks from Rob and Harry x2.
I am so proud of the players who completely dominated and the future is extremely bright with 10 of the 14 only 16 years of age.
I still feel we aren’t firing on all cylinders with key players missing but still it was a brilliant reaction I was expecting and the players to deliver today, which they certainly did for large spells, but now need to work on game management and key decision making in specific areas and at important times, as all 3 goals were avoidable.

Training this week will work on defending against the counter attack ready for Wednesday’s game against Sandwell.

Squad

1. Aaron Jones
2. Matt Cole (x1)
3. James Parry
4. Dennis Bates
5. Sam Finley
6. Liam Ihekwoaba
7. CJ Craven
8. Paul Naylor
9. Rob Reynolds (x3)
10. Callum Jones (x1)
11. Harry Bower (x3)
12. Ismael Ozdemir
14. Lewis Dutton
15. Darren Evans
16. Liam Parry

Lead photo: The Professional Phase training at Park Hall last week.

ABOUT THE AUTHOR: Stewart Bloor

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