Academy Round Up

The TNS U13’s drew four all with Prestatyn after a goal from Tomos Williams and brilliant hat-trick from Jack Vale.
The team was made up of Lewis Dutton, Mikey Evans, Haci Ozlu, Tom Halliday, Luke Sussex, Sam Jones, Liam Ihekwoaba, Jordan Tipping, Harry Bower, Tomos Williams and James Gregory Cork.
Starting on the bench were Jack Vale, Ben Pritchard, James Parry and Owen Platt.
Prestatyn started well and raced into a three goal lead after only 20 minutes.
Williams pulled a goal back on five minutes later but within seconds, Prestatyn restored their three goal advantage,
However, with TNS trailing 4-1 at the break, Vale was brought on and the youngster changed the game. With his first touch of the match, the forward reduced the deficit before completing his brace soon after with another good finish.
Vale then scored another goal to complete a brilliant hat-trick and rescue a draw for his side.
Manager Jason Brindley was disappointed with the way his side started and said, ‘It was a bad start by the team and we were bullied at times. We played a lot higher up in the second half and bought Jack Vale on who made a massive difference, scoring with his first touch and they couldn’t get near him at all. I think a draw was probably fair and I hope the lads have learnt a lesson, as I have.’
The New Saints Under 16’s beat West Bromwich Albion 1-0 thanks to a Lewis Evans goal.
After soaking up large periods of possession by the well organised Premier League outfit, TNS managed to muster up some positive attacking moves and were also thankful for some impressive saves by Ant Sarnowski to keep the score 0-0 at half time.
The Saints scored the only goal of the game after Evans expertly finished from close range.
The squad was made up of Ant Sarnowski, Lee Killen, Jack Bates, Matt Perry, Steve Roberts, Harrison Millington, Greg Evans, Cal Graybrook, Lewis Evans, Ross Tyler, George Minshall, Tom Birch, Andy Wycherley and James Harrison.
Next up for the TNS Under 16’s will be a fixture against GAP Connahs Quay in the northern final of the FAW Cup, with the winner going onto to play Merythr Town In the grand final Sunday the 4th of May.