TOM YORKE was made captain for the day and gave a stand-out performance for the Under-19s to earn a nomination in the Colwyn Bay FC Academy Players of the Week awards.
Others included Harry Davies, who had a hand in all three goals for the Under-16s against Flint, while Cian Prewitt scored two goals and provided an outstanding assist for the Under-8s.
The full list of nominations is:
TOM YORKE (Under-19s): Tom has been outstanding since his change of position to central midfield, and he showed that again in last Sunday’s game. His attitude and commitment is first class, showing leadership skills and demanding the same from others. He never stopped running, even when things were going against us, and also showed calmness and composure on the ball to drive us forward. As captain for the day he really put in a captain’s performance. Well done Tom. Mark Orme (coach).
HARRY DAVIES (Under-16s): Harry’s performances of late haven’t been what the coaches are used to seeing from him, but he has worked on his delivery into the final 3rd, communication with the other forwards, and also his positioning.
This was evident against a very big Flint side on Sunday as Harry’s ability to put the ball into the opponent’s danger areas made him a constant threat on the right hand side all game. Harry had a hand in all three of our goals including assisting two of them.
Well done Harry, keep up the good work. Anthony Wilkinson (U16s coach).
CONNOR NATTRASS AND GABE HINCHCLIFFE (Under-15s): With a number of players missing for Sunday’s game, Connor and Gabe were asked to play different roles and both had exceptional games in possession.
Playing great football they were always looking to push the team forward, topped off with a inch perfect switch from Connor allowing us to get our second goal.
Out of possession both boys were instrumental in winning the ball back with some superb tackles.Well done boys. Russ and Zac (U15 coaches).
WHOLE TEAM (Under-14s): It would not do the players justice to single one out for praise, when they all showed their own characters and personality as well as club ethos to play the game in the right spirit.
Brychan and Owen stepped up to play in goal and have solid performances, outfield Ben Cai and Elliot combining with both defence and attack to maintain possession and transition quickly, while Robin dropped in to receive the ball and combine other players.
Above all the players showed composure and will, grit to go again after mistakes and were not panicked into poor football. Well done all of them. A pleasure to see your progress. Kev Jones (U14s coach).
HARRISON McQUEEN (Under-13s): Harrison continues to improve week in week out. His attitude to training and matches really is first class.
Last weekend his efforts certainly paid off with an outstanding individual display which definitely contributed to a very good team performance away at Fflint.
Asked to play out wide on both flanks during the game, his quick feet and pace caused Fflint all sorts of problems.
Happy to go inside or wide, his running with the ball was brilliant and he only narrowly missed out on a superb individual goal due to a very good save from the keeper.
Out of possession Harrison’s work rate as always was fantastic, constantly tracking back, and his pressing of the ball and vision to cut out danger high up the field was superb, allowing us to counter very quickly.
His off the ball running to try and get in behind or create space for his team-mates was also very pleasing to see.
Overall another extremely strong performance from a very good young player. Keep up the hard work Harrison, it is definitely paying off for you mate. Lee Bubb (U13s Head Coach).
HARRISON AND OLI (Under-11s): After a tough first quarter the boys settled well and Harrison and Oli were both solid at the back. Both made important tackles which settled the team, allowing the boys to play with confidence moving the ball much better.Well done boys. Russ (coach).
RORY GEORGE (Under-10s): Rory has worked his socks off in training this week and took what we have been asking onboard with regards to movement off the ball, giving him the best chance when receiving to maintain possession.
At the weekend Rory was infectious to the group with his work rate and was on a mission to win the ball back for his team and showed his team-mates to never quit until the final whistle. Well Done Rory. Keep up the hard work. Mason Blackwell Jones and Wayne Jones ( Under 10s coaches).
XAVI (Under-9s): Xavi has had a fantastic week. He is always listening and always gives 100% in training and in the weekend game he put in a first class performance, with a goal and two assists.
Xavi’s pinpoint passing was a constant threat. Well done Xavi on a fantastic work, keep it up. Mike Walters (U9s Head Coach).
CIAN PREWITT (Under-8s): Cian scored two goals and provided one of the best assists I’ve ever seen, with a left footed cross whipped over everyone to the back post where all our striker had to do was take one touch to control and then tap into the back of the net.
Cian’s tidy footwork and determination gave him his two well worked goals. Defensively he was really good as well, covering the left side really well and he showed a great attitude when put into a more central and defensive position.
It was hard to pick as everyone deserved the award, but just for that assist alone Cian just about edged it. Great work Cian, keep up the good work. Connor (U8s coach).