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Academy all Firing in Competitive Action.

8 months ago By Jay Catton

A strong weekend for our academy with fives wins and one draw for our sides in Academy Cup, Clwyd East League and Welsh Premier Development League.

Another full weekend games program kicked off Friday evening with friendly fixtures against club we continue to progress links with in North West Elite Academy. A strong set up which has aided the clubs recruitment across a number of age groups.

Our under 9 and 11 sides enjoyed competitive games with their English counterparts, with our under 13s following with a one nil win and a narrow defeat for our under 15s side in the first batch of in season Friday fixtures.

Saturday morning our mini sides travelled away to TNS with a very convincing win for under 8s side in their first Welsh Premier Academy fixture with coaches James Duff and Jamie Wynne.

Our under 9s also put in a very solid performance and victory also at The Venue.

Our under 10s and 11s fell to defeats to the home side with majority of U10s playing up due to 11 under 11s away representing Flintshire Schools, but great challenges and games for our mini players.

The first competitive fixture of the weekend saw our under 18s defeat Mostyn Dragons by six goals to three. For majority of our sixteen year old players this was their first experience in mens football and were drawing 3-3- at the break and showed great character to seal the win in the second half.

Sunday saw our under 12, 14 and 16 sides travel away to Flint Town United Academy in the second set of games in the competitions preliminary round.

The under 12s put in the performance of the day winning by seven goals to nil. The under 14s also recorded a high victory winning by nine goals to three in an important victory in order to qualify for the Super Six following their defeat to Rhyl on the opening day.

Our under 16s played out a two all draw against the home side which leaves Nomads on four points from the first two games and joint top of their division with Flint.

Our under 13 and 15 sides faced TNS in friendly fixtures. Our under 13s were well beaten by TNS six goals to two and were by far the better side at The Quay 3G.

Our under 15s travelled away to TNS in a late night kick off and a solid first half performance saw the side 1-0 up at the break. But the second half was a different affair and when Nomads went down to ten men early in the second period TNS made their extra man count and won the game by three goals to one.

The final game of the day saw our under 19s record their second league win of the season with a ten one victory over Newtown. Joe Sullivan and Sam Haleys hat tricks were followed with goals from Jacob Barratt, Dominic McHugh, Conor Courtnell and Conor Harwood.

Updated 10:58 - 11 Sep 2017 by Jay Catton

Where next?

20 Games this coming week for Nomads Academy! Week 3 of Academy Cup with games vs Prestatyn Town, Llandudno Town, Blackpool, Coleg Menai, Coleg Llandrillo and North West Elite.
Academy Fixtures - Friday 8th September-Sunday 10th September 2017 Week two of Academy Cup with games vs Flint Town United, league games vs Newtown and Mostyn along with friendlies vs North West Elite and TNS.

Wed 16 May
Gap Coleg Cambria Scholars A Side Manchester College,Men's 1
League 0 – 2
Mon 14 May
Gap Coleg Cambria Scholars A Side Manchester College Mens 1
League 4 – 1
Sat 12 May
Under 18 (Youth) Acton FC
League 1 – 4
Sat 5 May
Under 18 (Youth) Bradley Park
League 9 – 2

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