Academy Round Up 06/10/14

Under 12s

Flint Town 1 TNS 3

The squad included: David Williams, Louie Millington, Mathew Marshall Liam Rawlings, Luke Wicks, Jack Brindley, Morgan Daykin, Ben Buley, Alfie Martin, Kyle McLoad

Flint started strongly but came up against good strong defending from Matt Liam & Louie. TNS played some neat football and good link up play between midfielders Luke, Kyle, Jack & the strikers Morgan & Ben. Ben put Jack through to slot home for TNS to make it 1-0. Flint fought back well, with David making some good saves to keep TNS in the game. TNS looked dangerous on the break and after good work from Jack Brindley down the right, he crossed for Ben to strike home at the back post for TNS to lead 2-0 at half time.

Flint scored with a neat passing move straight from the kick off. They put the TNS defence and goal under a lot of pressure early in the second half and a combination of good defensive blocking, good saves from the goalkeeper and help from the woodwork kept Flint at bay.

Eventually TNS worked there way back and Alfie and Morgan working hard to link play up front. A neat turn from Morgan gained him space for a fantastic long range shot into the net to make it 3-1. This was an excellent team performance.


Under 16s

Flint Town United 1-7 TNS

Line Up: Matt Williams, James Arrowsmith, Daniel Cox, Ben Dawson, Alix Godfrey, Andrew Vale, Jamie Monk, Taps Kamutasa, Dennis Bates, Aaron Jones, Sean Phelan

Subs: Zak Dobie, Rhys Thomas, Rob Reynolds

Goal scorers:James Arrowsmith x3, Matt Williams x2, Ben Dawson x2

Yesterday (05/10/14) saw the boys travel to Flint, knowing that it was going to be a tough game. Again with key players missing due to International Clearance, the task seemed difficult. However straight from the first whistle the boys dominated the game in all areas of the pitch and scored 7 fantastic team goals. The only slight disappointment was to concede a sloppy penalty, but overall the team performed well especially with the ball in the final third. A number of chances missed though due to lack of composure, but overall a very positive result.

Coach Steve Benyon commented “Great to get 2 wins from 2 away from home, and now we prepare fully for Connahs Quay at home in 2 weeks. Both myself and Jase Aldcroft are looking forward to doing 2 different sessions with the boys on Thursday as part of our A license, both topics of which need to be worked on”