STAND OUT performances in the Colwyn Bay FC Academy Player of the Month awards for December, include Ashley Castle who capped outstanding performances for the Under-14s team, by putting in a fantastic display for the FAW Regional squad in their recent game against Crewe.
Jacob Lloyd followed his nine goal haul during November for the Under-13s by scoring SEVEN in the game against Bala Town, while Mynor Evans hit a five minute hat-trick for the Under-10s against Flint.
The full list award winners is:
ANTHONY POOLE (Under-16s): Anthony’s commitment and hard work in training pays off week in week out, and his work rate in and out of possession resulted in a deserved goal against Bala.
Well done Ant. Russell Flint (U16 Head Coach).
WILLIAM ROBERTS (Under-15s): Playing in the position with the most psychological pressure, last line of defence and first line of attack, William has continued to play out from the back despite mistakes that lesser characters would change and go for the easy option and smash the ball. His ability on the ball under pressure and to thread passes through lines is improving, this has allowed the team to build some quick counter attacks. His willingness to offer up and get on the ball has improved since the opening of the season and he continues to want to improve. Excellent attitude well done. Kev Jones (U15 Head Coach)
ASHLEY CASTLE (Under-14s): Ashley’s performances have been outstanding. His vision and ability to create space in possession has been really impressive. His creativity whether through quick effective short passing and one-two’s, or that more direct breaking lines pass, has allowed the team to be a lot more effective going forward.
Out of possession his desire and effort to win the ball back is infectious and through his strong leadership it has spread throughout the side. He has been instrumental in the turn around of the squads performances over the last few weeks and he has led by example.
Ashley was also selected for the FAW Regional Squad game and he put in a fantastic performance in the recent game against Crewe.
Well done Ashley. Keep up the hard work mate it’s obviously paying off. Lee Bubb (U14s Head Coach)
JACOB LLOYD (Under-13s): After a slightly delayed start to his campaign, Jacob really got his season up and running in November racking up nine goals. Now looking settled and match fit his performance levels just went up and he produced some all round eye catching forward displays, most notably against Bala at home where he was unplayable scoring SEVEN! But between both the Bala and Llandudno games it was electric footwork as well as his clinical finishing that stood out.
His ability to link up and bring others into play is also fantastic, whether it be creating space for himself or receiving under pressure.
He is a very intelligent player and has great awareness of others around him, seeing the pictures and then has the ability and skill to find team-mates with some great weighted passes threaded through. Along with this he worked tirelessly, so determined closing down from the front and really helped set a tempo for the team.
Well done Jacob a brilliant month, keep up the hard work. Matthew Roberts (13s Head Coach)
DYFAN COTTAM (Under-12s): Dyfs has been outstanding between the posts this season so far. Results haven’t gone our way with the amount of goals conceded, but Dyfs never lets his head drop. Dyfan’s shot stopping is outstanding, and some of the saves he pulls off has had me and parents wondering how he reached it.
I would also like to mention how brave Dyfs is throwing himself at attackers feet (sometimes even tries to tackle them with his head).
Well done Dyfan. David Algieri (U12’s head coach)
RILEY JAY GALLAGHER (Under-11s): Riley has been has had a great month, with his attitude in training and in games always 100%. He’s always listening and takes everything in, and he was outstanding in the game against Crewe at home. Well done Riley. Mike Walters (U11s Coach)
MYNOR EVANS (Under-10’s): Mynor has had a great month with the academy. He has scored some great goals including a 5 minute hat trick at Flint and has been a constant threat for the opposition on the pitch. As well as his goals he has worked hard at training and is a player who sets the standard of what the coaches expect. Well done Mynor, keep up the good work. Joe Fitzpatrick (Head of Development Phase)
REGGIE ROBERTS (Under-9s): He is a very dedicated, committed and astute boy and is always the first one to master any homework given and is the only one to master all the skills given and taught. He is a bonafide team player, is extremely selfless and a very good leader. He’s a great asset to the team. He’s been brilliant since the start of the season so this month’s award is more than well deserved.
He’s calm on the ball for such a young player and is very strong defensively, a really good team player who’s a joy to coach. Marcel Grey (U9 Head Coach)
OSCAR EDMUNDS (Under-8s): He’s been brilliant since the start of the season so this month’s award is more than well deserved.
He’s calm on the ball for such a young player and is very strong defensively, a really good team player who’s a joy to coach.