Academy Round Up

  1. The TNS Under 16′s played Bangor City in the penultimate game of the season yesterday and won six nil thanks to goals from Ross Tyler, Matt Perry, Cal Graybrook and a wonderful hat-trick from substitute, Tom Ash.


  1. Steve Benyon’s side started slowly but got into their normal passing rhythm, leading by three goals to nil at half time.


  1. The second half saw the introduction of hat-trick hero Ash, as well as Lewis Evans and Sam Gostage and all three players played a part in Ash’s three goals.


  1. Benyon was pleased with his side and said, ’We once again missed a few chances but nevertheless it was a very positive strong performance.’
  2. The final game for the TNS Under 16′s will be away at Bala Town next weekend.


  1. The winning squad consisted of Antoni Sarnowski, Lee Killen, Jack Bates, Jake Hulley, Matt Bainbridge, Matt Perry, Greg Evans, Cal Graybrook, Tom Birch, Ross Tyler, George Minshall, Tom Ash, Lewis Evans and Sam Gostage.


  1. The TNS Under 14′s lost 2-1 to Bangor City despite a goal from Zak Dobie.


  1. The Saints started brightly but were trailing midway through the first half.


  1. However, Dobie’s wonderful 25 yard free kick ensured parity at the break.


  1. Steve Monk’s side pinned the hosts back for large parts of the second half but despite having four consecutive corners and applying an incredible amount of pressure on the Bangor defence, the home side scored what proved to be the decisive winning goal.


  1. Monk was proud of his team and said, ’I can’t believe we didn’t win the game to be honest. The lads have been superb again today and we have come away with nothing. We have dominated the game and played some excellent football on a difficult pitch.’


  1. The squad that travelled to Bangor was made up of Matt Williams, Aron Jones, Taps Kamutasa, Jamie Monk, Steve Macdonnell, Zak Dobie, Will Dunne, Ryan Smith, Ricky Williams, Billy Minshall, Sean Phelan, Sam Postle, Rhys Thomas, Rob Reynolds, Scott Williams and Lucas Robert.


  1. The TNS Under 13′s drew two all with Bala Town thanks to goals from Jack Vale and James Parry.


  1. The Saints got off to a good start and took the lead in the 17th minute through Vale.


  1. However, Bala equalised four minutes later.


  1. In what was an impressive fight back, Bala went into the half time break leading by two goals to one.


  1. Parry equalised on 52 minutes after nice work between himself and Vale to ensure that the match ended in a draw.


  1. Jason Brindley was happy with his team and said, ‘I am really happy with the start we made. We had a great reaction though after half time and the second half was really good. I felt we were unlucky not to win but a draw was probably a fair result.’


  1. The team was made up of Lewis Dutton, Luke Sussex, Haci Ozlu, Tom Halliday, Mikey Evans, Jack Vale, Sam Jones, Owen Platt, James Parry, Jordan Tipping, James Gregory-Cork, Robbie Williams, Tomos Williams and Ben Pritchard.