JACOB DUFFY was a key player as Colwyn Bay Under-12s came from 1-3 down to beat Flint last weekend and is named among the Academy’s Players of the Week.
Charlie Roberts starred in a number 10 role to help the Under-13s to a 2-0 victory.
The full list of Colwyn Bay Academy Players of the week, nominated by the various age group coaches, is:
This week Loan has demonstrated the quality he has in training and in the match. In training we looked at defensive positioning when 1 v 1 and he took to this very well showing the correct technique and answering questions on it.
This was then taken into the match with Loan displaying excellent footwork throughout the game looking to beat his opposition and then make the correct decision with the ball. Loan also was happy to step in goal as we were without a goalkeeper, which shows real teamwork. Well done Loan, keep up the hard work.
U8’s Head coach
Elis gave a very good account of himself this week in a tough game against Fflint. He kept it simple and made some nice early passes in behind to create chances. This was capped off with a neat finish after a great passage of play from our lads on the counter attack.
Elis is always shows us in training how good his finishing is and has got more and more confident during games lately and has scored a few goals over the last few weeks.
Keep the hard work Elis, and the confidence will come.
U9 Head Coach
This week’s decision was a very difficult one as it could have gone to every single player. However, Oli has been in fantastic form this week, showing a great attitude to training. His intensity both on and off the ball in this week’s game was fantastic. He caused a number of problems for the opposition when he got himself into attacking positions. Oli has tremendous quick feet and he really used this to his benefit over the weekend and he was rewarded with a great goal, something Oli had really been pushing for over the last few weeks. Keep up the hard work Oli
U10’s Head coach
So far It’s been another all round fantastic season for Dan, and he just continues to go from strength to strength and really is finishing the season strongly.
On Saturday we played a good strong Flint team and Dan really was up against it and had to be at his best in the centre of the park.
Down on numbers again, the squad really had to pull together to get any sort of result, and Dan was at the heart of everything and produced another midfield masterclass.
It was a performance that had everything, playing so with so much desire and determination off the ball where he was box to box and covered every blade of grass on the pitch.
On the ball there wasn’t a player better that day for me, he had absolutely everything, awareness, touch, vision, skill, bravery, and with this he just controlled and dictated the game and was at the centre of so many good moves the team put together.
When Dan is in the form and mood he is an absolute joy to watch and there are not many better in his position.
Well done Dan, a superb performance Saturday.
U11s Head Coach
Jacob has been outstanding over the last few weeks, but on Sunday against Flint he showed real quality and his work rate was fantastic.
Jacob’s positional awareness is top draw and he demonstrated that again on Sunday. His ability to read the game shows a huge level of maturity and he excelled in the defensive midfield role he played, constantly breaking up the oppositions play against a very physical side.
His ability to pick out a pass was first class and he constantly looked to win the ball and get us back on the front foot.
Jacob was the difference for us on Sunday and his battling in midfield was key to us coming back from 3-1 down get a very important 3 points.
Jacob has come out of the lockdown like a steam train and has improved week on week resulting in a very well deserved Man Of The Match performance.
Well done Jacob another superb display.
Keep up the good work mate.
U12s Head Coach
Outstanding performance for Charlie in a hard fought 2-0 win this week for the boys.
We have been really pleased to see Charlie’s transition to 11 a side which has allowed him to operate in a number 10 position, which we believe brings the best out of him as a player.
Charlie did really well linking up the play, driving forward and creating lots of chances when in possession, alongside working very hard to drop into midfield when out of possession.
Charlie is a hard working, polite young man, who continues to improve year after year with us, and we are all looking forward to seeing him continue to grow and develop next year.
13’s Head Coach
This week we could have picked any one of the boys, making this week’s decision a very difficult one.
A box to box midfielder with bags of energy who never shy’s away from a tackle, Jack performs solidly every week. Out of possession Jack works tirelessly to win the ball back and get the team moving forward. Very coachable with a great attitude to training and matches.
Well done Jack keep up the hard work
Special mention to Ben Senior, who’s rich vain of form continues, and Conner Nattrass
Reece has been pushing for this over the last couple of weeks, but his week in training and at yesterday’s match his playing intensity without the ball really put pressure on the opposing team.
What was great to hear was his voice throughout the game constantly urging teammates on. He was bright with the ball and played the channels looking for a forward pass throughout.
Reece has been a fantastic addition to the squad and his desire to win the ball has lifted the bar for the other players in the squad.
In a challenging game against Flint, Stefan showed great work-rate and attitude for the team. He produced a solid individual defensive display.