Academy Cup: One Win, One Draw, One Defeat as Academy Cup hits penultimate round

5 months ago By Dave Riley

Academy squads participate in the penultimate round of the Super Six phase with U12 and U16 looking good for qualification.

The U14 were the first of the Super Six fixtures to kick off on sunday, as they hosted Bangor City in a clash between two sides who were aiming for the final qualification spot. Unfortunately, Bangor came away the victors after a fast start saw them 2-0 up inside ten minutes. The young wingmakers did manage to gain some element of control on the game but a goal following a defensive mistake saw the Citizens claim a crucial three points.

Next up were the U12 who played the first game of a double header with Llandudno. They continued their sparkling form and ran out 3-2 winners. An excellent first half display put the Wingmakers in control as they came in 3-0 up at the break. Llandudno staged a mini fightback in the second half but a resolute display saw the U12 claim the points.

Sunday’s final game was yet another excellent advert for the Super Six, as the U16 and their Llandudno counter parts played out an entertaining 2-2 draw. Jamie Crowther and Mark Allen’s side started the game extremely well and deservedly took the lead when Connor Randall expertly rounded the Llandudno keeper and rolled home into an empty net. Following the goal, the U16 continued to exert their control over the game and the first Tudno equiliser came totally against the run of play. A good free kick was headed in my Lloyd Hughes after he lost his man in the penalty area.

In the second half it was more of the same from the U16 who re-exerted their control on the game following a wobble after the Llandudno equaliser. The young wingmakers were soon back in front again, thanks to a brilliant 30 yard Sam McCormick goal. Sam superbly put the finishing touch to a brilliant team move that started with the goalkeeper. Once again the wingmakers were in the ascendancy and the second Llandudno equaliser came against the run of play. It was Lloyd Hughes again who expertly controlled and slotted low past Gethin Lloyd in the Airbus goal to give Llandudno a share of the points.

Updated 11:32 - 16 Mar 2017 by Dave Riley

Where next?

Foundation: Saints visit Broughton Wingmakers host the Saints in a series of entertaining fixtures.
TEAM OF THE WEEK: 10-14 March Here is our club Team of the Week from last weekend's fixtures.


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