Academy Round Up 27/29/31 Jan 2016

Under 10s (Wednesday 27 Jan 2016)

Wrexham 6 TNS 8

Team :- Henry Green, Sam Gregory-Cork, Jack Davies, Calum Matthias, Fin Chorlton-Wilcox, Oliwier Fiedor, Ollie Sumner, Ieuan Jones-Wellstead, Tom Wolstenholme, Louis Rowlands, Jake Duppa
Trialists : Charlie Parkinson, Ben, Dillon Parmy, Harry Evans

On Wednesday we made the short trip to Colliers Park to face Wrexham u9’s. Knowing we had a busy schedule ahead of us I took a full team plus trialists. The team started well going in front and playing some very neat football with a couple of the trialists settling well into the team. After 15 minutes we made wholesale changes and swapped almost the whole team to ensure firstly that all players were given equal opportunity to play and secondly to avoid the boys getting too cold on the side line.

After a good start Wrexham pulled the game level before the end of the first third. The team went back onto the field and battled well before again making wholesale changes and after a couple of quick attacks we were two goals to the good. Going into the final Third we were playing well and looked strong in possession, Wrexham pushed hard in the final third to get a draw or even a victory and they managed to pull the game level before we found our slick passing again and finished the game with a couple more goals and the scoreline 8-6.

 

Under 10s (Friday 29 Jan 2016)

TNS 5 Connahs Quay 8

Team :- Henry Green, Sam Gregory-Cork, Jake Jones, Josh Burnett, Calum Matthias, Fin Chorlton-Wilcox, Oliwier Fiedor, Ollie Sumner, Ieuan Jones-Wellstead, Tom Wolstenholme, Louis Rowlands, Jake Duppa
Trialists : Charlie Parkinson, Dillon Parmy, Harry Evans.

Connahs Quay were the visitors to Park Hall Friday and as usual they proved to be a tough team for us to play. The game started excellently with the boys dominating possession and goalscoring chances, we took the lead and quickly followed it up with another goal before Connahs Quay scored a wonder goal of their own. The second quarter followed the same pattern as the first with the team playing some good football and pressing high to win the ball back. At the end of the 2nd quarter the score was 4-2.  At this point the game changed, We continued to look to build up play from the back and press high when out of possession but Connahs quay left a player high and too often our defenders left him in no man’s land to collect the long ball and finish one on one. This is difficult for the lads as they came away a little deflated due to the full time result but they played in my opinion by far the better football and should the offside rule apply at this age group then 5 of their 8 goals would not stand.

 

Under 10s (Sunday 31 Jan 2016)

Blackburn Rovers (Away)

Scores – 2-4 L, 1-5 L, 2-2 D

Team :- Sam Gregory-Cork,Jake Jones, Josh Burnett, Calum Matthias, Fin Chorlton-Wilcox, Oliwier Fiedor, Ollie Sumner, Ieuan Jones-Wellstead, Tom Wolstenholme, Louis Rowlands, Jake Duppa
Trialists : Charlie Parkinson,

After some good displays in the week we had an exciting but long journey to Blackburn Rovers, We played 7v7 against 3 Blackburn Rovers Academy teams, The day started a little bit frustratingly with Blackburn playing some good football and at times we matched them but it may well have been the Journey that left the boys lathargic and sluggish but there was a strange atmosphere in the team and a lot of glum faces during the first two games considering the wonderful opportunity afforded them. By the third game the boys had shook off their tired legs and really looked to attack Blakburn creating some good goalscoring opportunities and working hard to get themselves goalside when out of possession. A draw was the least they deserved and the previous two games were a shadow of what the boys are capable of producing.