Saturday saw the Foundation Phase continue their games programme by welcoming TNS to Broughton. As always they were highly entertaining games, packed with a lot of goals.
The U8 showed exactly what the remainder of the day had in store as they came away 5-4 winners after being 4-0 down inside twenty minutes. Defender Logan Jones was the first Airbus player on the score sheet as he smashed home from close range following an excellent Lenny Davies corner. The second wingmakers goal was a superb individual effort from Rylee West. Rylee picked the ball up on the half way line and dribbled his way past two Saints defenders before planting his shot into the top corner. Top scorer Lenny Davies got himself yet another goal with a fine strike from the edge of the box before Rylee West netted his second of the day to level the scores.
With the game locked at 4-4 going into the final period, the young wingmakers went pushing for a winner and it duly came courtesy of midfielder Jack Woodward. Woodward raced forward down the right hand side and his cross / shot flew past the TNS keeper to give the U8 an excellent win to go with a superb footballing perfromance.
Mark Allen’s U9 played out yet another entertaining clash with The New Saints, as a Rhys Evans hat trick ensured their game finished 3-3, with Airbus grabbing an equaliser with the last kick of the game. Richie Beck was in superb form for the U9 as he provided a solid defensive foundation for the young wingmakers.
While it was last minute ecstasy for the U9, it was last minute heartbreak for the U11. A Kaiden Cooke hat trick had given the wingmakers the lead going into the closing stages of the game, but a last gasp equaliser meant that both sides shared another entertaining draw.
Also, the Foundation Phase squads hosted Cefn Druids prior to the Welsh Premier fixture between the two clubs on friday night.
The U9 came away 4-1 winners, while the U10 won their fixture 2-1 thanks to a solo effort from Ben Ashcroft. The U11 were comfortable winners on a good night for the Foundation Phase.
Updated 11:41 - 16 Mar 2017 by Dave Riley