TNS Academy Take on Leicester

TNS U10’s Vs Leicester City
Henry Green, James Sloan (U9), Calum Matthias, Finley Chorlton-Wilcox, Jack Davies, Jake Jones, Jack Jones (U9), Sam Gregory-Cork, Oliwier Fiedor, Ieuan Jones-Wellstead, Ollie Sumner, Alfie Harrison (U9), Tom Wolstenholme, Rhys Pettigrew (U9), Louis Rowlands.
Score:- 8-6
Goalscorers:- Jack Jones, Ieuan x2, Louis, Alfie, Ollie.
This weekend the under 10’s travelled to highflying premier league Leicester City’s academy along with other teams from the TNS foundation phase. Four players from the under 9 team were also included in the squad as reward for some outstanding diaplays so far this season with their age group.
The match was played 8v8 over 4×20 minute periods. Our aim was to get hold of the ball early and retain possession looking to take advantage of any opportunity to play forward. We took the lead early on through a great finish from Jack Jones and from that point the boys played with confidence and enthusiasm and were equal to Leicester throughout a closely contested match. Going into the final period the score was TNS 5-4 Leicester city, Unfortunately for the team we were unable to finish the match ahead and go home with a victory that would of capped a fantastic performance. Regardless of the score line i was immensely proud of the way the boys conducted themselves while we were at the facility and look forward to taken the team to more prestigious teams in the future.
TNS U11s vs Leicester City
Jack Edwards, Bobby Ireland, Ryan Lloyd, Jac Herbert, Jack Davies, Ed Moore, Josh Evans, Eric Durnell, Steven King, Harry McVeigh, James McFarlane, Jared marks, Ralfie Challanior
After a very good performance the saints ended up losing this encounter 9-7 after going behind to an early goal from Leicester…Ralfie brought the scores level with an excellent free kick, the boys then raced into a 6-1 lead but with losing a couple of players found the last 25 mins of the game tough with Leicester roaring back to take the lead. The boys never gave up and gave the premier league academy side a good run for their money…everyone enjoyed the experience and will hopefully have learned a few lessons…well done boys..
TNS U12s vs Leicester City
The team consisted of – Harrison, Jay, Taylor, Ryan, Ellis, Jez, Harry H, Josh, TJ, Will, Harry O, Hari, Ben and Bobby.
In what was a fantastic match played by both sides with TNS winning 10-7 over their Premier League Opposition.
Every lad played really well and worked hard for each other. It was a really positive team performance however there were some key individuals which can’t go unnoticed from Josh, Hari, Taylor, TJ and Ellis.
After the match 12’s Coach Kieran said “The lads have been absolutely superb today and were well worth their victory” “At times we had to defend deep under immense pressure but I thought we dealt with that very well and then going forward we looked very dangerous so overall it was really positive” ” Well done to EVERYONE involved ” 
Lead foundation coach said of the experience:
“Really pleased with all players with their attitude and quality of football shown. We came to Premier League opposition and didn’t just make up the numbers, but gave fantastic accounts of ourselves. Each age group applied themselves superbly and played really positive football. A big thanks to Leicester City for their hospitality, superb hosts. We look forward to other prestigious fixture coming up including taking foundation age groups to Crewe, Stoke City and Everton by the end of the month.”