A HAT-TRICK from Archie Chatterton, in a top draw display for the Under-13’s win over Aberystwyth, earned him a place in this week’s Colwyn Bay FC Academy Players of the Week awards.
Gethin Owen had a fantastic week for the Under-9s, who did the club proud away to Liverpool, and Rhys Lloyd is doing well with the Under-15s on his return from serious injury.
Full list of nominations:
GETHIN OWEN (Under-9s): Well done to the whole team for an incredible week. We went to Liverpool, showed no fear and did the club proud.
Gethin has had a fantastic week playing well in both games. He showed good composure and was really strong on the ball against Liverpool. and continued his good form through to the weekend for the game against Aberystwyth.
He was confident in 1 v 1 situations, scored two good goals and showed good energy by constantly tracking back and he never gave up.
Well done Gethin on a great week. Mike Walters and Gaz Owen (U9 coaches)
ETHAN ROBERTS (Under-10s): Ethan this week has been on a different level in training with his quality on the ball, always being calm and composed, and really providing some solidity in the centre of the pitch. He is not only developing himself, but also his team-mates, giving guidance and information every session and it is really great to see.
At the weekend against Aberystwyth, Ethan was a midfield general commanding the play, he was so solid in defending that is was a rarity that a shot was taken and when playing out he was always an option for his teammates Well Done Ethan; keep up the hard work. Mason Blackwell Jones and Wayne Jones ( Under 10s coaches).
CHARLIE TONG (Under-11s): In a very closely fought contest against Aberystwyth, Charlie showed how good a goalkeeper he is with some outstanding saves.
His composure on the ball playing out from the back and switching play was brilliant, and he commanded his box when required.
He never looked under pressure and really made the difference between the teams. Well done Charlie. David Castle (Assistant Coach).
OSIAN HAMNETT (Under-12s): Osian only recently joined the group again and has certainly hit the ground running, making an immediate impact.
He has been nothing short of superb in all the games we have played and put in some heroic defensive performances.
The group has always been so strong defensively and with Osian’s ability and attributes it has helped strengthen that unit even more.
He has displayed some real commanding performances where he has been so dominant and strong in the air, getting his head to everything.
His body-on-the-line approach to his defending has shown unbelievable determination to keep the ball out of the net at times, with numerous superbly well timed last man tackles. He continually reads the danger and gets across to cover and block shots and make clearances off the line.
Well done Osian; keep up the hard work mate. Matthew Roberts (U12s coach).
ARCHIE CHATTERTON (Under-13s): Chatters was back to his best and on fire at the weekend against Aberystwyth, scoring a hat-trick and hitting the bar twice in the first 15 minutes.
Goals aside, his overall performance was top draw. His off the ball movement to create space for himself and his teammates was fantastic to watch and his desire to win the ball back high up the pitch and pressurise the opposition defence into mistakes was excellent.
Archie’s pace and power both on and off the ball are a huge part of his game, but it was really pleasing to see him holding up the play to bring other players into the game and dropping deeper when needed to link up superbly with midfield. Overall an extremely strong performance from a very talented player.
Well done Archie, brilliant mate. Keep up the hard work. Lee Bubb (U13s head coach).
HARRY OWEN (Under-14s): Harry is developing into a fine modern centre back; calm under pressure and able to sense danger. He also exploits counter attacking opportunities gained from his interceptions, maintaining possession and build attacks with penetrating passes or well timed switches.
On Sunday he organised the defence so well and maintained possession that, with the wind and number superiority, the opposition was pinned into their own half. Well done Harry. Kev Jones (coach).
RHYS LLOYD (Under-15s): Rhys has recently returned to training after a long lay off after a serious injury. Rhys is quickly working his way back to full match fitness and always gives 100% in training, showing a willingness to learn and develop as a player. Well done Rhys, good to have you back with the squad, Keep up the hard work. Russ & Zac (Under-15 coaches).
CIAN ADAMS (Under-16s): Cian’s display against Aberystwyth was probably his most accomplished all season. He was unselfish with his desire to push his team-mates on throughout Sunday’s match. His work rate was phenomenal and his determination to win every tackle and loose ball was exceptional.
With only 11 players available for the match, this was exactly the performance we as coaches were looking for. With that said, it is worth a mention that the other 10 players worked their socks off – making the decision to award this week’s PoTW very difficult.
Well done to all involved and a very well done to Cian. Keep up the good work. Anthony & Paul (U16s coaches).
ALED BEARDMORE (Under-19s): After an extremely slow start to Sunday’s match at Aberystwyth, we were left with a mountain to climb to try and claw back some pride and finish the match on a positive note. Al stepped up in the half-time team talk, got a grip of the dressing room and demanded a reaction.
In the second half he led by example, making challenge after challenge, making runs into territories unassociated to his own position and really changed the tempo and direction of our own play – resulting in us winning the 2nd half 1-0.
A fine example and display of what we want from a Colwyn Bay player! Well done Al, keep up the good work. Anthony Wilkinson (stand-in coach).