OSIAN BARTON volunteered to be a stand-in goalkeeper for the Under-13s and put in a fantastic performance to help the side to a 2-1 win against Cefn Druids and be nominated for this week’s Colwyn Bay FC Academy Players of the Week awards.
Under-19s skipper Al Beardmore has been given a training opportunity with the first team after his fine performance. The full list of nominations is:
BLAKE EVANS (UNDER-8s)
Unfortunately we didn’t play a match this past week, but Blake has had an outstanding week in training. He gives his all in each session and is not afraid to try new skills in 2v1 2v2 drills. His vision to play a pass is pleasing to see and his recovery runs to win back possession are exceptional. He times his tackles very well and often comes away with the ball with his strong challenges. Blake listens well, likes to demonstrate his skills to the group and his decision making is also really impressive.Well done Blake keep up the hard work.
U8s Head Coach
lOAN JONES (UNDER-9s)
loan has looked very strong in training this week, displaying the ability he has on and off the pitch. He is someone who always hits the standard we want in training and this week has been no exception. loan also showed us how much his defensive work has come on this season with him being able to highlight potential attacks and stop them before they develop in training. Well done loan, keep up the good work.
U9’s Head Coach
OLIVER JENNINGS (UNDER-11s)
Oliver is working hard on taking and listening to instructions throughout training and matches and is now improving rapidly.
His bravery in defence and now his calmness on the ball is helping set his team in transitional play.
OSIAN BARTON (UNDER-13s)
With no keeper available for Sunday’s game against Cefn Druids, Osian stepped forward and volunteered.
And what a performance he put in – and not just from a shot stopping point of view. Osian’ distribution was brilliant. He put the ball in the channels for us to run on to time after time and that caused the opposition some major problems. He made a fantastic save in the first half to his right to keep us 1-0 up going into the break. Second half Cefn Druids were trying to go long and Osian’s positioning and handling was fantastic. He was unlucky not to keep a clean sheet, but pulled off an amazing triple save to help us to a 2-1 win.It really was a brilliant performance, but most pleasing of all was the fact he wanted to do it for the team.Brilliant effort Osian. First class mate.
U13s Head Coach.
BEN WOODMAN (UNDER-14s)
Ben’s second half performance against Druids showed a maturity and team ethic we are looking for. His feedback to the team at half time about the performance, and then to apply what they had talked about once he came on, was good to see. He has worked hard to learn and deliver a team performance. For working hard in training and the match the award is well deserved.
JOSHUA DAVIES (UNDER-15s)
Josh has worked hard all season and regularly chips in with goals from defence. In a tough game Josh was a constant threat going forward and solid in a tackle at the back. Adding to his season’s tally Josh scored both our goals with two superb finishes.
U15 Head Coach
KIERON BAKER (UNDER-16s)
Kieron has been a great asset to the squad since joining us this season and he trains and plays with 100% focus , energy and intensity.
It was no different at the weekend in our match against a very physically strong Cefn Druids side . It’s fair to say Kieron got fouled more than any player, but testament to him, he got back up and carried on, not letting it affect his game at all. He made some great runs in behind to find himself in great positions, one of which led to him being taken down in the box that led to a goal. His defensive qualities were also on display with some excellent challenges in the defensive third. Well done Kieron
AL BEARDMORE (UNDER-19s)
After a great team performance, probably our best as a collective unit, the whole squad deserves a mention, but Al has improved drastically over this season and as Captain, has taken that role to the next level with his leadership qualities and his desire to win games and battles is effective across the team. His performances rewarded him with a first team training opportunity and his standards are now higher than they have been.
Well done Al.