Academy RoundUp 22/23/24 January 2016

Under 8s (Sat 23 Jan 2016)

On Saturday The New Saints Under 8s travelled to Llandudno to face both Llandudno and Denbigh before the Word Cup Final.

The Squad included:

Sam, Nikolas, Fenn, Rui, Oli, Cole, Nikolas, Jayden, Ronnie, Ellis, Aiden, Patrick

The first game was between the Word Cup finalists, as our young Saints took on Denbigh Town. Whilst the game started off at a frantic pace, TNS started to get more into the game and were creating a lot of good chances. Both teams played some fantastic football and it was a pleasure to see.

The second game TNS faced hosts Llandudno Town. TNS proved too strong for their opposition on this occasion and played really well, numerous players really standing out.

After the game, we spoke to Coach Jason Brindley who said:

“Really pleased with the performances of all the U8s this morning. They are starting to play more as a team and it’s great to see. Credit to coach Gary Evans who was unable to make it today but has been working hard with the players and it’s starting to pay off. They are an exciting age group and are getting more consistency with their play. They now seem to have more of a balance to the team. It was especially good to see young Aiden play up a year and really hold his own.”

Under 15s (Fri 22 Jan 2016)

On Friday night, we welcomed Australian touring team Nunawading FC to The Venue to face The New Saints FC.

Nunawading FC have travelled from Melbourne and have faced teams including Liverpool on their visit to the UK.

The game started off at a frantic pace, with both teams playing short quick passing. Whilst Nunawading had the lion share of possession, it was The New Saints who were carving out the better chances, counter attacking at pace.

The game went into the break at 0-0.

In the second half it began like the first, with both teams playing at a fantastic tempo. TNS took the lead through Izzy Ozdemir before doubling the lead through the impressive Liam Parry, to win a superb contest 2-0.

Under 15s (Sat 23 Jan 2016)

On Saturday the young saints travelled to Llandudno to face Denbigh prior to The Word Cup Final.

Denbigh started the brightest and raced into a 2-0 lead in the opening moments. TNS finally started to grow into the game and created chances, going into a 3-2 lead before half time.

The second half was end to end, with both teams having numerous chances, but Denbigh scored the final goal of the game to finish 3-3.

Under 15s (Sun 24 Jan 2016)

On Sunday TNS welcomed Risca United to Park Hall Stadium from South Wales. Both teams played some fantastic football, with the final result being 6-3 to The New Saints.

We spoke to U15s head coach Jason Brindley who said:

“Superb weekend of football for The Under 15s age group. With us having a good pool of players currently, multiple games was a great chance to give players more game time. They were 3 very different games but the players have done really well. They are applying themselves well in training and are working very hard currently, it’s good to see.”