Academy Round Up

Steve Evans’ Under 19’s lost two one to Flint yesterday.

The Saints started well and took the lead after a minute when Olie Beaman powered in a bullet header. However, despite Evans’ side dominating the game, Flint equalised. With the pitch becoming hard to play on, the home side continued to push forward and their direct play eventually resulted in another goal. TNS never gave up and continued to press forward but the resilient Flint side held on for the points.

The team consisted of Ryan Edkins, Aaron Simms, Ryan Pryce, Ollie Beaman, Jordan Wells, Ryan Kershaw, Rhys Cooper, Fisnik Hajdari, Taylor James, Ben Richards and Liam Walker.


The TNS Under 16’s thrashed Cefn Druids by ten goals to nil thanks to goals from Sam Gostage, Cal Graybrook, Ryan Tyrer, Lewis Evans, Ross Tyler, Harrison Millington, Tom Birch and a hat-trick from Nash Mwamuka.

The winning team was made up of Andy Wycherley, Lee Killen, Ryan Tyrer, Matt Perry, Leighton Tierney, Harrison Millington, Nash Mwamuka, Cal Graybrook, Sam Gostage, Lewis Evans and George Minshall.

On the bench were Antoni Sarnowski, Tom Birch, Ross Tyler, Jack Bates and Joe Walsh.

Next up for the boys is an away game at Airbus UK on Sunday the 20th of October.

The New Saints Under 14’s beat Cefn Druids by seven goals to three.

A wonderful hat-trick from Ricky Williams and a magnificent haul of four goals by Ross Hardy gave the Under 14’s a deserved win.

Craig Williams was delighted with the boys and said, ‘The lads played some really good football today. It was pleasing to see the lads trying to mirror the first team in terms of playing out from the back with the centre backs splitting and the full backs getting high and wide. Ricky’s hat-rick goal started with our keeper Matt Williams throwing the ball out to our full back and then passing the ball through midfield and switching play out wide to Rob, who beat his marker and then produced a great cross for Ricky to volley in superbly. We will worked hard again on Tuesday and prepare for a tough game next week.’

The superb TNS side included Matt Williams, Arron Jones, Zak Dobie, Lucas Robert, Rhys Thomas, Sam Postle, Scott Williams, Alex Rowlands, Rob Reynolds, Ross Hardy, Ricky Williams, Cai Hilditch-Roberts, Osian Morris, Taps Kamutasa, Ifan Roberts and James Lloyd.

The TNS Under 13’s beat Rhyl by seven goals to four after braces from Darren Evans and Harry Bower as well as a brilliant hat-trick from Jack Vale.

The game started slowly but after ten minutes Evans got his first after smashing in from range. Despite Rhyl equalising, TNS carried on trying to play through them and soon after Evans scored his second and Vale got his first to ensure the team went into half time, leading three one.

Bower got amongst the goals in the second half and a superb second half performance ensured an emphatic seven four win for the Oswestry based side.

The win pleased Jason Brindley, who said, ‘It was a really good attacking performance from the lads today. We started a little bit slow but soon got our passing game together. The link up play today between the wingers and the front two was fantastic. We tried a couple of lads in new positions and Jack Vale particularly took to the No.10 role with an outstanding performance. We need to be tighter at the back in future but overall I am pretty pleased.’

The squad was made up of Lewis Dutton, Robbie Williams, Haci Ozlu, Ben Pritchard, Mikey Evans, James Gregory Cork, Tom Halliday, Sam Jones, James Parry, Jack Vale, Darren Evans, Jordan Tipping, Zac Davies and Harry Bower.

Despite being injured, both Owen Platt and Tomos Williams both travelled to support the team.

The New Saints Under 12’s beat Cefn Druids by nine goals to one thanks to goals from Thomas Roberts-Lyon, Owen Cartwright, Isaac Dawson and hat-tricks from Tai Jones and Toby Roberts.

The line up was Alex Clarke, Cameron James, Ryan McVeagh, Keane Marks, Daniel Sumner, Isaac Dawson, Max Kulbida, Jack Aplin, Toby Roberts, Thomas Roberts-Lyon and Tai Jones.

On the bench were Callum Evans, Mackenzie Wadeson, Keane Marks, Owen Cartwright and Liam Davies.

Callum Williams was delighted with the win and said, ‘ We always looked in control of the game. We played some fantastic football at times. and scored some great goals.’

The TNS Under 11’s lost four two to Rhyl.

The squad was made up of Ben Rowlands, James Burrows, Liam Rawlings, Finlay Evans, Dion Williams, Louie Millington, Matt Tunnadine, Jac Scott, Morgan Daykin, Luke Wicks and Max Hughes.

Despite taking the lead in the first ten minutes through Morgan Daykin, Rhyl played really well and levelled just before the break. The home side continued to play the better football and added another two goals and although Dion Williams pulled a goal back, Rhyl added another to seal a four two win. A special mention must also be reserved for Dion Williams who was standing in as goalkeeper yesterday. He made several good saves and came out of goal to score late on.

The New Saints Under 9’s won three two against Rhyl.
Rhyl took the lead after a defensive mix up and moments later they added a second. Josh Evans finished off a great move to pull a goal back.
The boys continued to play the right way and played some of their best football this season. Thomas Potts equalised and in the final minute of the match Thomas Potts scored a dramatic winner.
The squad consisted of Jack Edwards, Gethin Sanger, Ryan Cholton-Wilcox, Jac Herbert, Edward Moore, Charlie Cahill, Connor Thomas, Adam Tirebuck, Adam Tunadine, Harry Owen, Josh Evans and Thomas Potts.