MAX REECE scored a hat-trick and had an outstanding game in the Under-12s impressive 7-1 win over Airbus UK to feature in this week’s Colwyn Bay FCAcademy Players of the Week nominations.
There was a special performance for the Under-14s by Jack Morley who, after a very difficult week for him off the field, made some superb saves to keep a clean sheet against Airbus.
Max put in a fantastic display on Saturday against Airbus. He has been improving week on week in training and it really showed on Saturday.
He was superb. His workrate and desire to win the ball back for his team was top draw.
Also Max has really improved his passing game. He was getting his head up and constantly looking to find a pass. His dribbling ability is a real strength and again this was on show in abundance. Going past players to try and create a chance for his teammates, or score himself which he did.
Overall a really impressive performance from Max on Saturday.
Well done mate and keep up the hard work.
Head of Foundation
A strong week for Mason this week in both training and match. Mason worked very hard in training looking at how we defend from the front and then take that into Saturday playing a new position. Mason looked comfortable in this position and showed how adaptable he is as all players start their new positional block.
On the ball. Mason was cool as ever, looking to play on less touches and pass forward to get his team up the pitch. Off the ball we had given Mason the target of improving his tackling a few weeks back, and he hit this with flying colours in the game, going in with no fear and winning the ball. Well done mason keep it up.
U9’s Head Coach
Reggie has really stood out in the last few weeks, where his ability and strengths have really shone. He delivered a fantastic performance last weekend and capped it with a fine long strike range strike.
This carried through to his training last week in both sessions. Reggie has superb close control and fantastic footwork and in Monday’s technical session where his touch and skills with both feet were first class.
It was brilliant then to see this form carried through into Wednesday’s session, he again showed some brilliant dribbling ability in his 1v1s and then linked up really well and showed great composure in the small sided game.
Well done Reggie, keep up this hard work.
Jaxon was superb on Saturday against a very strong Airbus side.
His work rate was fantastic. He pressed the Airbus defence high up the pitch and caused all sorts of problems forcing them into countless mistakes.
Jaxon’s individual skills were really on show, with his quick feet and ability to go past a player to create space was hugely impressive.
His desire to win back the ball and chase lost causes was superb.
Jaxon was asked to play a little deeper at times on Saturday and he adapted to the role with ease. His vision for a pass and ability to create a chance for his teammates was a joy to watch.
Well done Jaxon a superb performance on Saturday.
Keep up the hard work mate. It is really paying off.
Head Of Foundation
Another tough decision this week, with the group in such great form and so many players in contention every week, but Max’s performance just edged it and was one of the catalyst to getting an impressive result against Airbus with a midfield masterclass and outstanding hat-trick in a 7-1 win.
Max right now is really playing at the top of his game and I couldn’t be any more pleased to see this. He really has started the season in impressive fashion, but this comes as no surprise to me, as the way he applies himself in training and the standards he continually produces session after session and then carries this over into the matches.
At times I’m struggling to see a weakness in Max’s game as he is just the complete midfielder.
He is such an intelligent and gifted footballer with the ability to continually create space and always be an option. He is so confident and brave to receive in tight areas and look to link and switch play on either side with his talent to pass with both feet.
There wasn’t any area of the pitch Max didn’t cover on Sunday, with his energy and athleticism to get round the pitch in either breaking up attacks, or going and supporting in the final third where he had great success with two outstanding strikes and a third goal from what is becoming a trademark header from corner.
Coupled with all this he was then tasked to fill in as centre back for the final period of the game where he showed what a top player he is with his versatility to adapt.
Well done Max, keep up the hard work.
Ashley put in an outstanding performance on Sunday away to Airbus.
From the first whistle he was all over the opposition, pressuring them into mistakes and then looking to capitalise on them.
In possession he was under constant pressure, but still managed to be at the centre of everything, linking up play superbly and constantly looking to play his team-mates into attacking positions.
He led from the front, scoring our first oal after 15 minutes, but it was when we were up against it that he showed his true class. His leadership as captain to help his team=mates manage the game out against a very determined Airbus side, was a display way beyond his years and showed huge maturity.
He was outstanding, talking the team through everything – when to press, when to drop off, how to keep our shape, and giving encouragement.
It really was an inspirational performance and one of the best we have seen from him.
Well done, Ashley, that was superb. Keep up the hard work mate.
U13s Head Coach.
A special performance from this young man this week. After having a really difficult week and even more difficult morning of the game, Jack showed his great strength of character by getting himself to the game in such difficult circumstances, to which the team is so grateful for and is testimony to his great strength of character!
A really strong, well rounded performance from Jack between the sticks. His distribution was on point for both long and short balls, displaying how much his decision making and kicking has come on within the last 12 months. His shot stopping was also fantastic, especially a double save to keep the clean sheet for himself and the team in the closing minutes.
Very proud of you Jack for your commitment to the team. Well done mate!
A strong performance from Gabriel this week, winning the ball in vital areas and looking to get us on the attack, moving the ball quickly around the opposition. Gabriel capped a great performance with a thunderous strike from 25 yards to clinch a well deserved draw for the side.
Well done Gabriel.
Meical was pretty hard on his own performance last week, but has really got his head down in training this week and the difference in his positional awareness and timing of his runs to show for the ball when we played out from the back was massive.
As well as this, he showed better strength and resilience against a very physically strong and aggressive Airbus midfield and was not easily forced from the ball.
What was also good to see was his desire to get behind the ball quickly to regain our defensive shape, which was also better from the whole squad.
Keep this progress up Meical. Well done mate.
U16 Head coach
Ryan has looked very good over the last couple of weeks in training and games and he stood out on Sunday.
On the ball, Ryan was calm and looked to make the right decision at the right time while facing a tough opposition. Off the ball, Ryan looked solid and followed the instructions given to him. He also worked hard in trying to win the ball back and put pressure on the opposition.
Well done Ryan, a well deserved player of the week after the hard work you’ve put in over the last few weeks. Keep it up.