Academy Round Up (7/8 Feb 2015)

Under 9s (Wednesday 4th February)

Wrexham Academy U9’s 10 – 1 TNS U9’s

First of two games for the U9’s this week was against a very good Wrexham side.

A game against Wrexham midweek was a great opportunity for the boys of TNS to play against one of the best academy’s in the area.

From kick off Wrexham settled into the game very quickly and had TNS stuck in their own half, but where credit is due TNS were able to survive the first 10 minutes without conceding after some great defending and goalkeeping. However, once Wrexham got the break through, 3 more goals followed very quickly, 4-0!

Into the second quarter and TNS started to create goal scoring opportunities but unfortunately were unable to convert any, whereas at the other end TNS were still unable to keep Wrexham out after they got themselves another 4 goals in the second quarter although a couple of them were very unfortunate due to taking some deflections on the way.

3rd quarter saw TNS with a lot more of the ball and again were playing very good football however they were still unable to convert any of the chances created. Wrexham bagged themselves another 2 goals.

Going into the last quarter TNS wanted that goal that they had deserved and it paid off as they worked so hard as a team to not concede again but to also find that goal and after Sam the goalkeeper with a simple roll out to Jack who, with a great turn picked out Ollie Sumner who was charging towards goal and then with a very calm finish slotted into the corner! Final score 10-1

Coach Rob said: “Coming up against an academy like Wrexham was always going to be tough but the boys did themselves proud as they never gave up in the match, and at times played just as good football as Wrexham if not better at times and then were rewarded with the goal they wanted so much! The boys found it difficult on a pitch that was very big and it was obvious as Wrexham had that edge on us physically.

Team: Sam Gregory-Cork, Calum Matthias, Mikey McDonnell, Ollie Sumner, Jack Davies, Ieuan Jones-Wellstead, Finley Chorlton-Wilcox, Tom Wolstenholme



Under 9s (Sunday 8th February)

TNS U9’s 8 – 2 Chester U9’s

On a very cold, foggy Sunday morning saw TNS host Chester Academy.

From kick off TNS took control of the game and created many chances and it didn’t take long before the deadlock was broken, 1-0! Keeping great shape, and some good passing and movement it wasn’t long before we got a second goal, 2-0. Chester then got a goal of their own only for TNS to reply with another goal of their own just before the end of the first quarter.

Second quarter saw plenty of goals as well as Chester were able to grab themselves a second goal after some sloppy work at the back. However, TNS responded again very well and with some great football going forward we found another two goals before the break.

In the last two quarters TNS saw the game out well adding another 3 goals before the end running out 8-2 winners!

Coach Rob said: “From the off we controlled the game and the boys did what was asked of them, everyone had a cracking game with plenty of different goal scorers. It was pleasing to see everything that we have been working on in training has finally come together after showing glimpses in previous games as well. Everyone had a great game and they all deserve man of the match and I’m sure they made their parents proud because they certainly made me proud! Well done!!

Little mention to Rhys for when he lost his football boot on a fantastic run as it didn’t concern him as he carried on with his run, and slotted cool and calmly in to the bottom corner! Great finish!

Goal scorers; Tom Wolstenholme (4), Cody Tomlinson, Ollie Sumner, Mikey McDonnell, Rhys Pettigrew.

Team: Sam Gregory-Cork, Calum Matthias, Ollie Sumner, Mikey McDonnell, Jack Davies, Cody Tomlinson, Finley Chorlton-Wilcox, Ieuan Jones-Wellstead, Tom Wolstenholme, Rhys Pettigrew.



Under 12s (Sun 8 Feb 15, 10am)

Colwyn Bay 3 TNS 4

Squad : – Spencer Parrish (GK), David Williams (GK), Ben Buley, Alfie Martin, Kyle McLeod, Liam Rawlings, Jack Brindley, Louie Millington, Regan Jones, Morgan Daykin, Luke Wicks, Josh Davies, Jack Parry, Matt Marshall

A cold frosty foggy morning greeted us for the 10am kick off.  Game started well for TNS and were on the front foot trying to play passing football on a difficult pitch.  The deadlock was broken when defender Matt Marshall converted from Jack Brindley’s corner.   Colwyn Bay equalised within a few minutes which caught our defenders on the back foot.  As the first half continued it became a more physical affair.  Louie Millington scored 2 goals with some fine finishing.  Unfortunately we lost Liam Rawlings to injury around 5 minutes before half time.

The second half continued as a very physical game TNS were working hard as Colwyn Bay pressurised. They got a goal back after a TNS error.   Jack Brindley scored TNS’ forth goal with a fine finish. Colwyn Bay pushed again and got another goal back to make it 3-4.

Goal Scorers: Matt Marshall, Louie Millington (2), Jack Brindley

Coach Mark Evans was pleased with the result, the lads showed great determination in a very hard fought victory.  Both Josh Davies and Jack Parry made their debuts today and both played very well, every player played their part and it was a great team effort.



Under 13s (Sun 8 Feb 15)

TNS 3 Cefn Druids 0

Goalscorer:- Eric Brown – 5, 20, 35 minutes

GK Alex Clarke (Robert Johnson 35 mins), Cameron James (Daniel Sumner 35mins), Ryan McVeagh, Lewis Gorman, Kai Jackson, Luis Edwards (Isaac Dawson 35 mins), Toby Roberts, Max Kulbida (Jack Aplin 35 mins), Liam Davies (Owen Cartwright 35 mins), Tai Jones (Joey Suckley 35 mins), Eric Brown

TNS got off to a great start when striker Eric Brown broke through the home side defence to pass the ball into the net to make 1-0 after just five minutes. Both teams then created chances with TNS having most of the possession. TNS then doubled their lead when Eric Brown scored his second goal which was very similar to his first. Second half started the same as the first, with TNS pressing the home side and soon scored their third and final goal. Eric Brown once again scored from a tight angle to complete his very impressive hatrick.

As the second half progressed, TNS again dominated the game and kept the ball well, whilst Cefn Druids did well to play on the break again creating chances and being unlucky not to get a goal. The tempo of the game slowed down within the last ten minutes with TNS creating chances but not taking them.



 Under 14s (Sun 8 Feb 15)

Colwyn Bay 0 TNS 13

Squad: Tom Jones, Callum Murphy, Ben Pritchard, Haci Ozlu, Luke Sussex, James Gregory Cork, Sam Jones, James Parry, Jordan Tipping, Tomos Williams, Darren Evans, Liam Ihekwoaba, Owen Platt, Tom Halliday

Fresh early morning on the coast. TNS started the game brightly and opened up the scoring after 5 minutes through Darren Evans.  Colwyn Bay were really struggling to get hold of the ball, TNS pressing for it all over the pitch.  James Parry and Callum Murphy were having lots of joy down our left side, James scoring 2 fantastic goals. Sam Jones scored with a deft chip from range. Tomos Williams scored a brace.

In the second half, coach Jason Brindley made lots of positional changes.  Haci Ozlu slotted seamlessly into centre mid, scoring 2.  Darren Evans added to his tally with a great finish.  Dan Smith, Owen Platt and Liam Ihekwoaba completed the scoring in a one sided match.

Afterwards, coach Jason Brindley said:  “I’m pleased with the attitude of the players today. We played some good football, and had the opportunity to try players in different positions.  We were missing a couple of important players today so to get that level of performance was good.  Credit to Colwyn Bay, they never gave up or got on each others backs. Great spirit. We’re looking to use our Futsal success as a platform to build momentum for the remainder of the season.  The players have had that taste of success. We’re hungry for more.”


 Under 16s (Sun 8 Feb 15)

Colwyn Bay 1 TNS 4

GoalScorers: Will Doherty, James Arrowsmith, Dan Cox and Andy Vale

Yesterday saw the boys travel to little known Colwyn Bay. In what was a dire game for both teams, the boys struggled to adapt to the conditions and evidently went 1-0 down against a dogged Colwyn Bay side. After some wise words at half-time the boys came out fighting and scored 4 second half goals through Will, James A, Dan C and Andy to leave the score 4-1.

Steve Benyon commented “Really disappointed with the amount of chances we created and missed and also the decision making from some of our places. Lots to work on in Monday and Thursday’s training slots and some difficult decisions to be made ready for Cefn Druids away next Sunday”.