Academy Round Up 7th / 8th November 2015

Under 7s (Tue 03/11)

TNS U7s faced against Manchester City Development, in Chester.

The young Saints consisted of:

Ryan Davies Dowd, Rhys Jones, Aden Jones, Marvin Owen, Alex Roberts, George Jenkins

It was a superb game for all involved, with lots of individual skills on show. Both teams played very well and there were some really well taken goals.

Coaches Jason Brindley and Ian Pettigrew were both impressed and said afterwards:

“Really strong performances today by our youngest age group. They are really starting to come together as a group. We are looking forward to working with this and aiding their development.”


Under 7s (Sun 08/11)

Away at Etihad Training Centre, Manchester City

On Sunday the U7’s took part in a 4v4 football festival at the Etihad Training Centre against other North Wales academies and Man City development teams. We were welcomed by the Man City academy coaches and shown the facilities that Man City academy and first team players enjoy.

After this we played three 20 minute matches on the outdoor AGP. Our first game was against Man City development ‘A’ which the boys won 5-4. After a quick 5 minute drinks break we played Deeside and again the boys played very well and won 7-0. Our third and final game was against Mold and this time despite playing very well again the boys lost 7-3.

All 5 players in attendance played very well and went home pleased with their efforts.


Under 9s (Sat 07/11)

Llandudno 6 The New Saints 3

Team consisted of – James S, Riley, Alex, Ashley, Joe, Jakub, Alfie, James N, Thomas, Rhys, Sam, Will

Scorers were – Joe, Thomas, Alfie

On Saturday morning the Under 9’s travelled to Llandudno Academy looking to continue their impressive form.

The home team started brightly and were 2-0 up with only a few minutes gone, The New Saints were very poor in the first quarter and rarely threatened the opposition defence. A few late runs from Alfie however did give the Llandudno defence something to think about, a sign of things to come in the second half.

With the rain lashing down and the wind almost blowing the lads over, it was a brilliant reaction from the Saints in the second quarter, Sam looked lively up front and Jakub was looking dangerous on the right flank. Despite their dominance though, TNS couldn’t find a way through.

The third quarter was similar to the first, sloppy passing, too many touches on the ball and poor decision making. In addition to this, a few lapses in concentration throughout the team meant Llandudno had been able to add another two goals to the score, TNS now 4-0 down.

The weather brightened up in the fourth and final quarter. A superb strike from Joe and a well taken goal from Thomas in quick confession restored hope. Alfie Harrison then added a third goal.

In search of an equaliser, the team were instructed to push forward. Unfortunately this created space in behind for Llandudno and their number 7 scored two well taken goals to put the game to bed.

After the game 9’s Coach Kieran gave his thoughts “In stages we were really good, we created chances and moved the ball well” “Unfortunately though we didn’t show any consistency and Llandudno punished us” “The weather didn’t help us, but I know we can play a lot better than today” “Despite this, there was lots of positives to take from the game as always”.


Under 11s (Sat 07/11)

TNS 8 Swansea 1

Jack Edwards, Ryan Lloyd, Jac Herbert, Josh Evans, Harry Mcveigh, Steven King, Ed Moore, Jack Todd, Bobby, Jack Davies, Jared Marks, Eric Durnell, Mikey Robinson, Ralfie Challinor, James Mcfarlane

Another win for the boys in green extends the recent good form, Going 2 nil up within the first 10 mins, the home side never looked in danger of losing this tie. From start to finish the Saints were dominant, pretty much scoring at will and we’re too good in possession of the ball for the visitors..early goals from Josh and toddy set the tone of the encounter, although the visitors did pull a goal back to make it 2-1…The saints lead was soon again increased by Eric and by the time the half hour mark was up on the clock the score had made its way to 6-1 with goals from jazz harry and ralfie getting a brace to make sure the end result was never going to be anything else but a home win…The last goal of the game was scored by MOM Steven King with his all action display taking the armband for next week’s game against his old club elite…overall the boys never really had to get out of second gear to win this game which gave opportunities for some of the boys to play in different positions with James pushing Ste close to MOM with a very good performance in the center midfield area…

In all fairness all the boys played really well, with their confidence high are now looking like they really enjoy playing with each other, and are producing some quality football…well done boys keep it up…

Under 12s (Sun 08/11)

Prestatyn 1 The New Saints 12

The team consisted of – Bobby, Ryan, Taylor, Will, Ellis, Ben, Thomas, Josh, Harry O, Jez, Rhys and Harrison

Scorers were – Josh Lock x 5, Thomas Potts x 2, Ellis Turner, Will Mawdsley, Jez Wheelson x 3

The Under 12’s travelled to Prestatyn on Sunday looking to continue their fine run of form.

TNS started brightly and were 2-0 up inside 2 minutes after two clinical strikes from Thomas Potts and Josh Lock. TNS scored another two quick fire goals shortly after when the same two lads scored another goal apiece.

Prestatyn thought hard to get back into the game, and were rewarded when their number eight ran through on goal and calmly slotted home.

TNS responded well though, Ellis and Turner both rattled the crossbar and Will also came close. Josh Lock did complete his hatrick before half time though, latching onto a fine cross from Harrison and nudging the ball home. A first half hatrick made all the more impressive by the fact this was Josh’s first game in two months after recovering from a broken collarbone.

In the second half, it was a slightly more one sided affair, Ellis and Will made it 7-1 quickly after the restart. Some slick TNS passing then created space for Jez to score the first of his three goals, a second he would add closely after; from the corner flag!

TNS gave no rest bite and continued to push forward, a couple of quality saves from the Prestatyn GK.

Josh Lock scored his fourth and fifth goal of the match after good work from Harry O down the left flank.

With minutes left though, there was still time for Jez to poke the ball home from a rebound and for Taylor and Will to have a goal disallowed each for offside. Final whistle blown, an important win for the TNS 12’s.

After the match 12’s Coach Kieran have his thoughts “I thought we were really clinical today ” “we passed the ball around well and our decision making was good, overall it was a very professional performance” “I thought the whole team did really well today, but a special mention for Josh Lock on his return to score 5 goals was incredible” “I’d like to finish by adding what fantastic people the two Prestatyn Coaches were, and I wish them all the best for the remainder of the season”.


Under 13s (Sun 08/11)

TNS 2 Flint Town 3

Goalscorers: Shane Brown & Robbie Bateman


Under 14s (Sun 08/11)

Prestatyn 1 The New Saints 19 (Sun 08/11)


Under 16s (Sun 08/11)

Prestatyn 1 The New Saints 6 (Sun 08/11)

Goalscorers: Rob Reynolds(4), Ryan Smith & Harvey Plimmer


Under 19s (Sun 08/11)

Airbus 1 TNS 0 (Welsh Cup) (Sun 08/11)


Andy Wycherly

Matt Perry

Ryan Pryce

Micheal Owen

Izaack Lambert

Greg Evans

Nyasha Mwamuka

James Jones

Lewis Evans

Callum Graybrook

Jack Jones


Lee Killen

Tom Ash – Jack Jones

Harrison Millington – Izaack Lambert

Josh Baldwin

Christoph Aziamale – Harrison Millington