Academy Round Up 28/29/30 November 2014

Under 9s The weekend saw the ever improving U9’s take part in a futsal tournament held at Deeside. The team played five 15 minute matches against several teams from North Wales including; two teams from Rhyl, two teams from Gap CQ Nomads and a team from Llandudno. There was plenty of good football on show and some very good individuals, but well done to all the TNS boys with everyone putting in great performances. Special mention to Sam Gregory-Cork in the TNS goal with some outstanding saves, receiving applause from both sets of parents and other teams! 

Under 12s TNS 1 Prestatyn 0 Team : Spencer Parrish. Liam Rawlings(Cpt), Matt Marshall, Louie Millington, Luke Wicks, Ben Buley, Kyle McLeod, Morgan Daykin, Alfie Martin.  Subs: David Williams, Jack Brindley Golascorer : Morgan Daykin A very good first half for TNS with us on the front foot from the first whistle.  Some good changes created but found the Prestatyn goalkeeper in good form.  The deadlock was broken after 19 minutes after TNS were awarded a free kick around 15 yards from goal, Morgan Daykin chipped the wall into the top corner – a brilliant strike. In the second half TNS pushed an extra man forward trying to get the second goal, we resulted into long range shots. this continued until 5 minutes from time when Prestatyn had more possession and created some chances.  The defence stood strong and with goalkeeper David Williams in good form, kept the clean sheet. Mark Evans said “He was delighted with the win and the clean sheet, credit to the 2 goal keepers used Spencer and David. We had central defender and team captain, Regan Jones,  missing today but credit goes to Liam,  (who was captain for the day), Matt and Louie who played well in defence.Going forward the play was very good  just in the final third we struggled to carve out clear cut chances”.

Under 13s Futsal

Steve Monk taken TNS 13’s for the Futsal festival at Deeside on Sunday in the absence of Callum Williams.
The teams were split in to 2 groups of 6 teams. The games were 15 minutes 1 way, with a total of 115 minutes of football in total. TNS were put in a group with Prestatyn, Cefn Druids, Flint, Rhyl and Connahs Quay Nomads.
Steve commented ” The lads played some excellent football, worked really hard for each other and scored some superb goals today, a real credit to Callum and TNS. The format and some of the rules had changed from previous years and the lads adapted straight away. It was a pleasure to work with the lads and I am looking forward to watching them play again in the near future”
Squad From-Alex Clarke, Cameron James, Kai Jackson, Keane Marks, Lewis Gorman, Luis Edwards, Owen Cartwright, Jack Aplin, Joey Suckley, Tai Jones and Eric Brown.

Under 14s Newtown 0 TNS 12 (Fri 28 Nov) Team :  Lewis Dutton, Luke Sussex, Haci Ozlu, Liam Ihekwoaba, Owen Platt, Harry Bower, James Gregory Cork, Dan Smith,  Jordan Tipping, James Parry, Darren Evans,

Subs: Tom Halliday, Sam Jones, Tomos Williams, Jacob Barrett 

TNS 14s made the journey to Newtown FC for an evening academy cup fixture on their fantastic new 3G pitch.  TNS started the game brightly, using the big pitch and nice playing service to their advantage, knocking the ball from side to side effortlessly at times.  TNS took the lead early on through James Parry. Harry Bower doubled the lead moments later. Darren Evans made it 3 after latching on to a fantastic through ball by Jordan Tipping. Tomos Williams scored the 4th on his first game back from injury and Jacob Barrett completed the first half scoring, going in at 5-0 to The Saints. TNS started the second half as they had finished the first, keeping Newtown pegged back. Jacob Barrett scored his second of the game, Jordan Tipping with a good goal from range before 2 headed goals from corners, first through Sam Jones and the second Tom Halliday. Tomos Williams scored his second before Jack Vale got in on the act. James Parry, who had opened the scoring earlier in the evening, closed it late on with a bullet of a shot to end the match:

Newtown 0-12 The New Saints

Afterwards, Jason Brindley said: “Played well today. Moved the ball around nice, some of the build up play to the goals was fantastic. Nice to have players back and hitting form. Credit to Newtown also, they never gave up. Their keeper in the first half made some terrific saves. Fantastic facilities. Now we are looking forward to the second of our double header this weekend when we face a good Prestatyn team Sunday. I expect a much closer game, but with the way this team are playing we can give anyone a game at the moment.”

Under 14s TNS 9 Prestatyn  2 (Sun 30 Nov) The squad included: Lewis Dutton, Owen Platt, Haci Ozlu, Sam Jones, Luke Sussex, Jack Vale, Dan Smith, James Gregory Cork, James Parry, Jacob Barrett,  Darren Evans, Liam Ihekwoaba, Tom Halliday, Tomos Williams, Jordan Tipping, Harry Bower

TNS 14s welcomed Prestatyn to the Venue for a academy cup fixture between two teams doing well in the league this season.  TNS started the game brightly, moving the about ball quickly and with purpose. The first goal came on 9 minutes, Owen Platt finding Jacob Barrett who put the ball beyond the keepers reach. Straight from the restart TNS hunted the ball back with real hunger, winning the ball back and playing in Darren Evans who scored with an astute little chip over the keeper.  TNS continued their breathtaking start, Jack Vale adding the third on 13, Jacob Barrett the forth on 17 and Jack Vale getting the fifth on 21. At this stage Prestatyn seemed downhearted and were camped back in their half, TNS knocking the ball around the back with ease. Jacob Barrett scored his hattrick and the goal of the game on 29 minutes, beating a couple of men and unleashing an unstoppable shot past the Prestatyn keeper.  TNS went into the interval 6-0 up.  Prestatyn started the second half much better, pressing TNS all over the pitch. Despite this Jack Vale got the next goal, and his hattrick. Fantastic work down the right hand side between Owen Platt and Harry Bower, Owen finding Jack who made no mistake.  Tomos Williams scored the 8th after coming off the bench.  TNS made a few changes and lost abit of the rhythm, Prestatyn scoring 2 good goals in quick succession. However it was TNS and Tomos Williams who ended the scoring of the day, making the final score:

The New Saints 9-2 Prestatyn

After the game, Jason Brindley said: “Really good performance by each and everyone of the boys today. The football in the first half was breathtaking at times. Prestatyn are a good team and give us tough games, the result is a testament to the players and how hard we’ve been working recently. The players seem to be clicking, they are growing technically, physically but more important mentally. They understand the way we want to play. Fantastic group of players that I am proud to be associated with. But they know we don’t stop here and keep pushing ourselves all the time.”


TNS FC 15’s Futsal

The 15’s split into 2 squads for the Futsal and entered in to 1 group of 9 teams, playing each other 2nd game in!!!!!!
Cefn Druids had 1 team and TNS, Newtown, Prestatyn and Nomads had 2 teams. The format was 10 minute games 1 way with the lads playing 80 minutes of football.
Steve commented ” This was the 1st time for some of the lads playing Futsal and they quickly got in to it and adapted superbly. We were put up against each other 2nd game a real end to end game with some superb futsal played by all players. The lads all adapted to the pace of the game and scored some amazing team and individual goals. We will enjoy the Christmas break and continue to work hard when we come back in, in January”
Squad from- Ben Crump, Will Evans, Sean Kiff, Jamie Monk, Ryan Smith, Harry Jenks, Dennis Bates, Steve Mcdonnell, Rhys Thomas, Sean Phelan, Aron Jones, Cameron Simpson, Billy Minshall.

Under 16s TNS 7 Prestatyn  0 Goal Scorers : Will Doherty x4, Andy Vale x2 and Ben Dawson Today saw the squad back in action against a Prestatyn side full of confidence following a number of impressive results. The boys were off to a quick start and pressed high and were rewarded with 4 goals to go into half time 4-0 up. After a number of changes the boys continued to press well and counter attack at an explosive speed, and were rewarded with a further 3 goals, with Will scoring 4 well taken goals, and Andy scoring 2 quality finishes. Ben scored a sublime goal, and all in all a much more positive performance from everyone. Coach Steve Benyon “Nice to get 7 goals, and keep a clean sheet for only the second time this season. 2 tough games to come up against Bangor Friday 5th and Bala 11th at home, with hopefully the boys taking the positive from the game through to the next 2 and to continue to work hard on their individualised programmes”.