Performance Phase Update From Steve Benyon

EDS 1 Squad vs Fowler Academy

On Wednesday October 17th, 13 of the Performance Phase players faced Fowler Academy Away in the fourth League game within the ECFA Category 1 Region A league.

It was a chance to continue where we left off, after a week ago beating Newcastle- under-Lyme convincingly, as well as a comprehensive victory on Sunday against Bangor City.

The squad fell behind by 2 goals to nil, within the first 35 minutes through 2 defensive mistakes, one involving a tricky penalty decision and the other a lack of communication between 2 defenders.

The second half was a lot more competitive and we were rewarded through a goal from Callum Jones, but it wasn’t enough to avoid falling to a 2-1 defeat against unbeaten Fowler Academy.

Credit to Fowler they managed the game well, and were very clever when out of possession to try and disrupt our normal possession game.

However we re-group and go again in preparation for Caernarfon and LTE Manchester within the next 7 days.



EDS 2 Squad vs Stoke-On-Trent

On Wednesday October 17th, 13 of the Performance Phase players faced Stoke-On-Trent away in the ECFA National Cup.

The boys were keen to start off where they had finished the previous week against opposition only 5 minutes down the road.

The side got off to a great start, playing some eye-catching football, scoring 5 well worked team goals through Luis Edwards x3 and Harry Woledge x2.

However the second half was a slightly different affair, with the boys taking their foot off the gas, and as a team we agreed we were wasteful in front of goal.

However a sublime chip from Ethan Short, and a clean sheet as well as a place in the second round was still positive to take into Friday’s training and into next week also.



Caernarfon Preview

After Sunday’s impressive performance against Bangor, and the results against Fowler and Stoke, we now turn our immediate attention to recovering and preparing for Sunday’s Welsh Development game at home to Caernarfon.

A few players will naturally drop-out due to Saturday club loan commitments, as well as a number of players coming back into the squad, including Josh Bailey and Ethan Short, and the message will remain the same….be ruthless and clinical in both boxes, as we as a club want to go into every game wanting to win, in an attempt to stay towards the top of the league.

We are expecting a difficult game as Caernarfon recorded their first victory of the season last Sunday against Bala, so we need to ensure we approach the game exactly like we do with every other game. 2.00 p.m. kick-off.