Academy Round Up

The New Saints Under 16’s advanced into the FAW Welsh Youth Cup Semi-Final after beating Bangor City by two goals to nil.

Two fantastic first half goals from Cal Graybrook and Lewis Evans ensured the victory against a disciplined Bangor side.

The victorious squad consisted of Andy Wycherley, Lee Killen, Jack Bates, Matt Perry, Matt Bainbridge, Harrison Millington, Greg Evans, Cal Graybrook, Lewis Evans, Tom Birch, George Minshall, Ross Tyler, Ant Sarnowski, Nash Mwamuka, Sam Gostage and Steve Roberts.


The TNS Under 13’s beat Chester by five goals to three.

The Saints started off brightly and took the lead after only three minutes. Darren Evans headed in but within minutes, the visitors won a penalty. However, the Chester striker hit his spot-kick against the post and within minutes, it was two nil. Dan Smith scored his first ever goal for TNS and it was one to remember, after he found the top corner from 25 yards out.

Seconds before half time, James Gregory-Cork made it three to complete a fantastic half of attacking football from the home side.

Chester were awarded another penalty at the beginning of the second half for a trip in the box but this time Lewis Dutton thwarted the Chester striker.
Gregory-Cork scored a fourth goal after latching onto a wonderful through ball from Sam Jones.
Chester pulled a goal back from a corner after the home side failed to clear but within minutes, Tomos Williams scored a fantastic one touch volley to restore the four goal advantage.
Late on in the game, Chester scored two consolation goals but Jason Brindley’s side held on to claim a five three victory.
Brindley said, ‘I am really pleased with the way the boys picked themselves up after the defeat last week. Right from the off today we were a handful for Chester and you could see the boys really wanted to win. Going forward we were always dangerous and we need to keep that winning mentality and that hunger to win games.’

The squad was made up of Lewis Dutton, Luke Sussex, Tom Halliday, Mikey Evans, Owen Platt, Liam Ihekwoaba, James Parry, Jordan Tipping, Tomos Williams, Sam Jones, Darren Evans, Jack Vale, James Gregory-Cork, Haci Ozlu and Dan Smith.


The TNS Under 11’s beat Shrewsbury by six goals to two on Sunday the 13th of April.
The visitors took the lead after only four minutes but Ben Buley cancelled it out with a well taken goal.
Shortly after, the impressive Buley scored his second goal of the game to give his side the lead.
Luke Wicks made it three but the visitors pegged TNS back again to make it three two.
However, the brilliant Buley completed a wonderful hat-trick before Morgan Daykin made it five.
Late on, the superb Wicks scored his second goal of the game to finish off the scoring.
The squad was made up of Ben Buley, Finlay Evans, Max Hughes, Matt Tunnadine, Liam Rawlings, David Williams, Spencer Parrish, Louie Millington, Luke Wicks, Roan Huggins and Morgan Daykin.