FOUR goals in the space of one quarter of the game, from left midfield, by Charlie Roberts was one of the stand out performances in this week’s Colwyn Bay Academy Players of the Week.
The full list of nominations, made by the various age group coaches, is:
CHARLIE ROBERTS (Under 8s):Charlie continues to listen and learn and against Flint displayed an outstanding performance in three different positions.
He created chances and goals for his teammates with some fantastic passing and vision and managed to grab four goals from the left of midfield, in one quarter.
He never gives up on winning the ball and battles hard often coming out with possession with terrific tackling. His first touch allows him time to make his next decision and takes him away into space from the pressing opposition.
Charlie uses his head to intercept passes, knows when to press and drop off, along with holding his position.
He is a top striker of the ball with really good technique, power, direction and accuracy. Adding to this, when Charlie is given instructions he applies them. Keep it up Charlie well done. Jonathan Tasker (U8s head coach)
XAVI SCOTT-PHILLIPS (Under 9s):
Xavi has led by example this week at training and in the, setting the standard on what it is to be a Bay player.
In training Xavi was excellent, not only doing what was asked, but asking questions on what else he and teammates can do in matches. In the game Xavi had a stand out performance. Playing the majority of the match as a central defender, he made countless tackles and interceptions.
He also offered a threat going forward, looking to drive on when he had the ball or look for a pass. Great first week back, continue in the same way. Joe Fitzpatrick (U9s head coach).
HARRY SMITH (Under 10s):
Harry has come back from the Christmas break full of energy and eager to learn. His maturity in training has been a pleasure to coach and he has led by example in all drills, as well as across to the match.
Against Flint, which was a tight game, Harry was up to the task to stay resolute when the team was put under pressure, and in the 1 v 1 scenarios he was rarely beaten, using his body very well and when needing to receive the ball he was always willing to accept the pass.
Well Done Harry, keep up the hard work. Mason Blackwell Jones (10s Coach).
MASON SIEMINSKI (Under 11s):
Mason’s willingness to get on the ball in tight areas and his quality once in possession, was impressive throughout the game against Flint.
Where there was space to drive he did, he understood different situations in the game and executed his role very well in the centre of midfield with lots of energy. His direct passing found the feet of teammates, and his movement on and off the ball was excellent creating himself time and space
. Box to box Mason never stopped, either it be relieving pressure for his defenders or providing support in the attack transition. His quick reactions to the change in transitions in the game stood out resulting in a slight advantage over the opponents in possession.
Mason was creative in attacking situations, but we just couldn’t get that winning goal although we did create more chances than Flint. Mason came out on top in most 1on1 duals and left everything on pitch.
A MOM performance from Mason, excellent display in the Bay way. Keep up the hard work. Jonathan Tasker (CBFC coach).
SAMMY BOURNE (Under 13s):
Sammy had a fantastic game in a very tough away fixture against Fflint on Sunday, and worked tirelessly down the right hand side trying to create opportunities for us.
His use of space was superb as he got in behind their defence on numerous occasions. His link up play with his teammates was top draw, always giving us an option to get out quickly.
His quick feet caused Flint all sorts of problems in the final 3rd. Sammy’s workrate is always brilliant and Sunday was no exception, constantly tracking back to help out defensively.
He topped a superb performance with an absolute scorcher of a strike to put us one up in the first half. An overall top draw performance Sammy. Well done mate.Keep up the hard work. Lee Bubb (U13s head coach).
MAX McGOONA (Under 14s):
Max has had a good week adapting to training and demands placed upon him and other players. When asked to play out of position Max performed well with work effort, understanding what was asked of him and sticking to club principles of forcing errors via work effort. Well done Max. Kev Jones (coach).
GRUFFUDD ELIS HUGHES-OWEN (Under 15s):
Gruff has been the target man we’ve been missing. Since joining us from Bala at the beginning of the season. He has always performed solidly leading the line well, always looking to win the ball back high up the pitch and closing down with pace and aggression.
Last week’s game against TNS was no different. Playing as the lone striker, Gruff caused problems with his desire to win the ball back for us high up the pitch. In possession Gruff is a defender’s nightmare, drifting off to make intelligent runs, using his pace and power, and always looking to get on the end of the ball.
Well done Gruff. Russ and Zac (U15 coaches).
TYLER EVANS (Under 16s):
After welcoming Tyler back into the team after his recent transfer, he has shown just why it was an easy decision to have him back.
Against Llandudno, he was calm on the ball, organised our back line well and made sure the defence worked tirelessly for each other.In what was a tight game, Tyler showed his leadership qualities, his eagerness to recover loose balls and made sure there was only one winner in his individual battles.
A very solid game, well done Tyler – keep up the good work! Anthony & Paul (U16 coaches).