The future is very bright – Rhyl FC U19s 1 The New Saints FC U19s 3
Rhyl FC U19s 1 The New Saints FC U19s 3
Sunday January 8 2017
James Parry – (Jacob Farleigh)
Lewis Kaye – (Michael Owen )
Dennis Bates – (Harvey Plimmer)
The U19s started the second half of the season with a tremendous hard-fought 3-1 win against a very good Rhyl team.
TNS had the best possible start, when in 5th minute they scored from a well-rehearsed set-piece. Harvey Plimmer was on the end of an Andy Vale header to knock the ball home.
The Saints controlled the rest of the half, but were guilty of missing a number of chances to put the game to bed. Rhyl looked dangerous on the counter at times, but the first half ended 1-0 to the visitors.
As the second-half kicked off, the Lilywhites came out of the blocks quickly, putting TNS under a lot of pressure but without really creating any notable chances.
While The Saints were under the cosh, however, Jacob Farleigh doubled the lead with an unstoppable shot from 25-yrds.
Rhyl continued to put the pressure on and got a goal back, after TNS failed to clear the ball from a dangerous corner.
Within a minute though, the two-goal cushion was restored as Steve Evans’ outfit made it 3-1. Great link-up play from debutant player, James Parry, stepping up from the U16s, and Jack Jones down the left-hand side, set up Josh Baldwin to secure all three points for TNS.
‘We were very good today at times. On a difficult pitch we passed the ball really well and controlled the game for the majority. Although we were under pressure for periods in the second half, we looked comfortable and strong, which was very pleasing.
Also, it was brilliant to see another U16s player, James Parry, make an assured performance on his debut. That’s four U16s who have made their debuts for us this season already. The future is very bright for TNS.
Gordon Evans, Assistant manager U19s