TWO GOALS by Caron Williams for the Under-14s and a really composed display to lead the side to a fine victory over TNS, earns him a place in this week’s Colwyn Bay Academy Players of the Week nominations.
Tom Lovell came back from injury with a really positive and confident display for the Under-11s, while goalkeeper Luca Jones returned to top form with some outstanding saves for the Under-16s.
The full list of nominations are:
CHARLIE ROBERTS (Under-8s): Charlie gives 100% and a bit more, especially when winning possession back. His interceptions and tackling abilities are very good and he battles extremely hard for his teammates. He has fantastic movement on and off the ball and, with playing in a defensive role for the majority of two fixtures now, he reads the game well.
Charlie has shown real positivity towards training sessions and games, holding his position and knowing when to press along with great ball control.He can play a long pass perfectly and often finds his teammates feet, he also reacts very well to instructions. Great effort. Jonathan Tasker (Under-8s head coach)
XAVIER SCOTT-PHILLIPS (Under-9s): Xavi played brilliantly on Saturday against strong opposition, Xavi’s defensive performance was fantastic, he battled hard to win the ball and made it very hard for the opposition’s strikers.
Xavi remained calm when the ball was played out from the back to him and created many chances with his excellent passes up the wing. It was clear that Xavi had taken on board and practiced what we had been working on in training.
Keep up the good work Xavi. Gaz.Owen (U9s coach)
WILLIAM CALLAND (Under 10s): Wills has been one player this week who has really impressed with his willingness to learn and concentration levels in training.
Even after a tough game against TNS on the weekend Wills kept on fighting till the end and never giving up, this takes a lot of character and is a credit to himself with this attitude.
Well done Wills Keep up the hard work. Mason Blackwell Jones (U10 assistant coach)
TOM LOVELL (Under-11s): Tom came back from injury with a really positive and confident performance against TNS and Airbus. His positional sense out of possession set up a great balance for the team to capitalise in and attack, and set perfectly for transitional out of possession moments of the game. His knowledge in training is improving every week as is his confidence which is great to see.
ROWAN MAXWELL (Under-12s): Rowan was very good on the weekend against a strong TNS opposition and all the way through battled hard to defend. Rowan was constantly giving positive information and encouraging his teammates all the way through the game and being a real leader in the group. Well done Rowan keep up the hard work. Mason Blackwell Jones (U12s assistant coach)
ARCHIE CHATTERTON (Under-13s): Archie gave a fantastically disciplined account of himself on Sunday when playing up front on his own against a very strong TNS defence.
We asked the team to try and press high and force mistakes. Archie was fantastic at it. He worked tirelessly chasing down lost causes and constantly trying to force errors.
His work rate in the final third was phenomenal really – so much so that after he forced them into another error high up the pitch and won the ball back to set up our second goal they changed the way they played out.
Asked to play in a different role later in the game, he was just as effective. His pace and power on the ball caused them major problems.Archie scores a lot of goals and although he did not score on Sunday his attitude and commitment to the team as a collective was superb and just as important and thoroughly deserving of this week’s Player Of The Week.A fantastic effort and performance Archie. Keep up the hard work mate. Lee Bubb (U13s head coach)
CARON WILLIAMS (Under-14s): Caron’s composure and quality really showed this week. Playing on the right of a back three, he was key to breaking up the attack of a dangerous TNS side. On the ball he was composed and played the ball out from defence well.
Caron scored the first goal from a corner, putting the team into a well deserved 1-0 lead. That set the tempo for the team and from then on there was only going to be one winner. Caron again joined in the attack assisting and then scoring another to top off a really strong performance. Well done Caron. David Castle (Assistant Coach)
OLIVER SHACKLETON (Under-15s): Oliver is a leader within the group and tries to always look to set the right standards throughout the squad.
Oliver always puts in a really top performance each week with his defensive skills and ability to control the back line while displaying an excellent range of passing. Well done Oliver.
Russ and Zac (U15 coaches).
LUCA JONES (Under-16s): Luca has been working hard on his mindset lately and, after a recent dip in confidence, bounced right back at the weekend. The resilience and strength of character he showed for his team this week was exemplary and what we expect from a Colwyn Bay academy player.
He made some fantastic saves in our match at the weekend and his distribution of the ball and his decision making under pressure is improving all the time.
Luca has very sharp reflexes and he somehow managed to make a couple of saves that many keepers wouldn’t have a chance of making, drawing high praise from opposition coaching staff. Well done Luca, keep working hard.