AFTER  coming on as a late substitute for the first team at Prestatyn the previous day, Macsen Rhys-Williams had an excellent game for the Under-19s on Sunday, playing out of position as a number nine, and he is among this week’s Colwyn Bay FC Academy Players of the Week. 

The full list of nominations is:

MACSEN RHYS-WILLIAMS (Under-19s):  After making a late cameo appearance as substitute for the first team game at Prestatyn the previous day,Macsen was excellent in the Under-19s game against Flint, playing slightly out of position as a number 9.  

His hold up play was superb, bringing others into the game and providing a constant threat. He worked very hard off the ball and provided leadership to the others around him.
 Well done Macsen. Mark Orme (coach).

DYLAN LAING (Under-16s):  Dyl has been excellent since rejoining us. He applies every detail from coaches and works exceptionally hard in training and matches. His touch and control especially on the move is one of the best in the squad. 

 Dyl has great positional knowledge and with his movement is always looking for space, dropping  in well from an advanced position and is great at linking play by holding the ball and bringing others teammates into play.Well done Dylan. Paul and Anthony (U16 coaches).

EJ (Under-15s): This week’s player of the week goes to EJ who shows his desire and commitment each week in training and matches.  

EJ always works hard for the team with his really good defending ability and shows his quality with his combination play and crossing. Good work EJ. Well done. Russ & Zac (U15 Coaches).

CAI ADAMS (Under-14s): Cai’s development has accelerated over the last few weeks. Taking on board ideas, reading the game better and his technical ability to make line braking passes has improved. 

Cai has benefited from having a core of good players pushing each other to new levels each week and Cai has stepped up. Well done Cai continue with this development. Kev Jones (coach).

HARRY BUBB (Under-13s): Harry put in an outstanding goalkeeping display at the weekend in a very tough away fixture to Llandudno. 

His handling was superb, but it was his decision making that impressed us the most. His timing coming off his line in one-on-one situations was excellent, with one in particular  a different level.  

He is extremely brave and his positional awareness was top draw.

 Harry’s distribution was also at a really high level as he looked calm when under pressure looking to pass the ball out from the back and get us out quickly.

 He commanded his box extremely well and his communication was very intelligent, telling his team-mates what he wanted and where. 

Overall a very impressive goalkeeping display, Harry. Well done mate, keep up the hard work. Lee Bubb (U13s heads coach).

BILLY ALLEN (Under-12s): Sunday’s performance  finished off a great week for Billy after fully returning to training and playing.

 Billy’s training standards are always of the highest level, showing a real eagerness to learn and develop and is always looking to take this into his matches. 

Tasked with playing a couple of different roles during the game at the weekend, Billy was either at the heart or involved in so many good things the team showed throughout, playing with a real energy and quality. 

With his superb vision and eye for a pass, Billy was continually threading pin point passes through the lines from deep into the midfielders and forwards. 

He was then always looking to support and be an option with his willingness to run off the ball, creating overloads, and many times he picked up the 2nd phase of the attack and showed great quality with his delivery into the box.

He also showed great intelligence when asked to play centrally and got himself in great pockets in between the lines, linking and combining in tight areas, and again threading through some brilliant passes.

To cap it all off he got himself on the scoresheet with a brilliant and measured strike from distance.

Well done Billy keep up the hard work. Matthew Roberts (U12s Coach).

CHARLIE TONGE (Under-11s):  Charlie was extremely impressive in our recent performances, especially against Airbus where his mature performance highlighted how far he’s progressed in terms of shot stopping, distribution and overall commanding presence.

 These last few weeks, and in training, have shown how well and how far his performances have come and he is a well respected figure in the team by his team mates. Well done Charlie.  Matt Sampson (Academy Director).

NICK THOMAS (Under-10s): This week Nick has shown his qualities of being a winger, with his willingness to attack his opponent in a 1v1 situation  and looking to link up with his team-mates, has caused problems for whoever he has come up against. 

In training he has a willingness to learn and is always listening to take onboard the advice the coaches are giving him to implement into his game. Well Done Nick. Keep up the hard work. Mason Blackwell Jones and Wayne Jones (Under 10s coaches).

HARRI DAVIES (Under-9s): Harri has had a fantastic week. In training he listened to details given and then put them into play. Harris been really strong and composed on the ball, he’s been really confident in his 1v1s in training this week. He always listens and gives 100%. Well done Harri on a great week in training. Mike Walters (U9 Head Coach).