Academy Round Up 25/26 Oct 2014

Under 8s

TNS 6-4 Llay United

Team consisted of – Lewiz. J (GK), Riley. G (CPT), Luke. R, Owen. B, Joe. D, Rhys. P, Sam. A, Alfie. H, Will. B, Dylan. D

The Under 8’s made it 12 wins from 14 games after another strong performance; this time against Llay United. TNS faced strong opposition in Llay and were made to work hard for their victory. A great cohesive performance from the lads, and a well deserved victory.

Scorers were – Joe, Sam, Alfie / MOTM was Joe

Coach Kieran Lee-Birch said “today we were up against strong opposition and did well to come away with a win, more importantly was the performance” “From keeper to striker, everyone played their part; when called upon Lewiz made some good saves, Riley and Luke were rocks at the back, Will, Owen and Joe moved the ball well, Sam and Alfie were unstoppable and Rhys; Dyl always looked dangerous up top” “I said to the lads before the game; as long as we keep it tight at the back, we will always win, we have so many quality options at front we’re always going to score” Riley and Josh have improved so much since the start of the season at the back, and with Lewiz in goal we’re hard to score against”

The Under 8’s now look forward to their tie against Aber on Sunday

Under 11s

TNS 7 Connahs Quay Nomads 4 (25/10/14)

The squad was as follows:Bobby Ireland, Thomas Williams, Rhys Edwards, Will Rogers, Ryan Chorlton-Wilcox, Adam Jones, Jez Wheeldon, Jay Lee, TJ, Josh Lock

Goal Scorers: Thomas Williams, Jay Lee, TJ (2) Josh Lock (3)

It was an entertaining game played the right way by both teams. The players started slowly though and were 2 down in the first quarter. After a talk during the break the boys became brighter and started to control the tempo of the game with good possession and some nice combinations. It was a fairly even contest although TNS did finish stronger. Offensively looking like creating every time they go forward, concerns were still there regarding defensive play. Overall an enjoyable game and lots of positives, a big improvement on the midweek game.

Well done lads.Scott Ruscoe

Under 12s

Newtown 0  TNS 6

The squad included: David Williams, Spencer Parrish, Regan Jones, Mathew Marshall Liam Rawlings, Luke Wicks, Jack Brindley, Morgan Daykin, Ben Buley, Alfie Martin, Kyle McLeod

Goal Scorers: Ben Buley(3), Luke Wicks, Kyle McLeod, Jack Brindley

A much improved performance from last week.  Playing on Newtown’s new superb 3G surface allowed both teams to pass the ball well.  TNS started well and took the lead though Ben Buley after a brilliant flick from Morgan Daykin.  Ben went on to double the advantage just before half time.  All players played very well first half including the keeper and defence who looked comfortable.

In the 2nd half TNS started to apply pressure and got their 3rd goal when Luke Wicks danced his way around three players and finish in the corner, which was an excellently taken goal.  Kyle McLeod added a forth with a good long range strike.  Ben Buley completed his hatrick and Jack Brindley, who had been lively all game, completed the scoring with a powerful strike.

Mark Evans said “An excellent all round performance and great to keep a clean sheet. Well done to Ben Buley who was playing in a more withdrawn role than normal and grabbed a hatrick – He couldn’t have done it without good teamwork.  Due to absentees a couple of players had to play the whole game out of their normal positions, but did so without complaint. Well Done !!”


Ben Buley in action

Under 15s

Manchester City 4 TNS 1 (25/10/14)

Click here to view the match report 


Connahs Quay Nomads 1  TNS 2 (26/10/14)

TNS looked a bit tired the first 10 minutes after yesterdays impressive performance away to Man City. Nomads put the lads under a lot of pressure and scored a well worked goal. The goal seemed to wake TNS up and they responded in the right way. From the kick off the lads moved the ball around and kept possession before Harry Jenks saw his shot just go narrowly wide. Tom Hanna picked the ball up wide right and drove at the Nomads defence and his cross found Sean Kiff at the back post, his shot was saved by the Nomads keeper and he saw the rebound come off the post with the keeper beaten. TNS begun to move the ball around and Nomads players struggled to contain Will Dunne, Zak Dobie and Ryan Smith through the middle. Tom Hanna and Sean Kiff  began to have a lot of the ball out wide and they began to get in behind a very strong, organised Nomads defence. All the pressure and possession TNS were enjoying soon paid off with a well taken goal from the lively Harry Jenks. Taps Kamutasa played the ball out wide to Sean Kiff who crossed the ball into the Nomads area, Zak Dobie controlled the ball and played in Harry to slot the ball under the keeper. The goal raised the TNS lads again and Sean Kiff arrived at the back post and the Nomads keeper pulled off an amazing double save. TNS moved the ball and were patient in their play, looking for their 2nd goal and it soon came from Ryan Smith, starting from a TNS goal kick. The TNS players rotated really well and Sean Kiff flicked the ball into the path of Harry Jenks. The TNS player ran down the left wing and played an inch perfect pass for Ryan Smith to get in front of the defender and beat the keeper at the near post. TNS fully deserved the goal and seen out the rest of the 1st half in control.
Changes were made at half time and the lads were told to continue moving the ball around and keep possession. Will Dunne saw his long range effort come back off the post with the keeper beaten. Sean Phelan got in behind the Nomads defence after a through ball from Rob Reynolds, only to see his effort blocked by the Nomads defender. Cameron Simpson controlled the ball with his back to gaol and hit a volley on the turn, going towards the top corner only for the Nomads keeper to somehow save it. TNS were enjoying possession and Harry Jenks saw his effort come back off the bar. As the game come in to the final stages Nomads pushed forward looking for the equaliser, but TNS kept their discipline and their shape and Nick Pratt blew the final whistle on a entertaining game.
Steve Monk ” I was very impressed with the lads today how they responded to going a goal down. They looked tired in the first 10 minutes, understandable after their performance yesterday at City. I think Nomads done us a favour scoring as it seemed to wake the lads up. The lads movement in and out of possession was superb today, Zak Dobie and Will Dunne controlled midfield, Ryan Smith was un playable at times. We had to be patient with our play as the Nomads defence were very well organised and disciplined. Harry took his goal very well and his run and cross for Ryans goal was superb. Ryan took his goal very well, getting in front of the defender and putting the ball in the net at the near post. I’ve invited Ballotelli down to training so Ryan can show him how to finish near post!! The lads have been working hard and listening in training and some of their play is beyond their age at times. We have a difficult game on Thursday, when we travel to play Cardiff City.”
Ben Crump, Aron Jones, Taps Kamutasa, Rhys Thomas, Steve Mcdonnell, Zak Dobie, Will Dunne, Sean Kiff, Tom Hanna, Ryan Smith, Harry Jenks, Jamie Monk, Sean Phelan, Will Evans,Cameron Simpson Rob Reynolds
TNS SCORERS: Harry Jenks, Ryan Smith

Under 16s

Newtown 3  TNS 2

Goal scorer: Ben Dawson x2

Yesterday saw the boy’s face local rivals Newtown away on their new 3G pitch. Missing some key players the boys knew it would be a tough test. We raced into a 1-0 lead after just 20 seconds thanks to a fantastic ball from Alix Godfrey into Ben Dawson who finished emphatically. However the boys missed a number of golden chances to extend the lead and had to settle to a 1-0 lead going into the second half.

Newtown came out the traps quick and a lack of marking within the middle and a lack of communication and poor decision making made the score 3-1 to Newtown. The boys to their credit rallied to the end and scored a dubious penalty, but perhaps should have come away with more.

Coach Steve Benyon said “Disappointing to lose first game of the season, but a huge credit to Newtown for their second half performance. We will work hard in the gym during half-term and implement more individualised training ready for the next game at home to Rhyl on Sunday 9th November”


Ben Dawson converting a penalty.

Under 19s

Prestatyn 0  TNS 3

Antoni Sarnowski, Luke Douglas, Lee Killen, Dylan Jones, Jordan Wells, Ryan Kershaw, Nyasha Mwamuka, James Papirnyk, Tom Ash, Callum Graybrook, Mark Murch

Subs: Harry Coles, George Minshall, Paul Messham

Scorers – Mark 26, Tom 39, Nyasha 53

TNS kept their unbeaten start to season going with a 3-0 win away against Prestatyn.
Conditions played a big part in this scrappy game and made it difficult for both teams in swirling wind and a poor pitch. TNS struggled to play their normal flowing football but produced a good battling performance to ensure all 3 PTS. Mark Murch scored the first after the ball dropped kindly to him following a TNS corner. The second was similar to the first this time the ball falling into tom ash path who coolly found corner of the net. Second half started well when the impressive Ryan Kershaw delivered a teasing cross across the box for Nyasha Mwamuka to slot home at the far post to make it 3-0.
TNS continued to control the game against the wind and saw the game out to keep their run going. Assistant manager Gordon Evans said ‘conditions today were awful but our lads did what they had to and got a deserved 3pts.’