Under 18 (Youth) - Match centre

GAP Connahs Quay
Halkyn Utd
J Foster (6', 50'), D Elsey McHugh (9'), L Woolley (42', 62', 87'), C Chisholm (75'), I Rogers (81')
Full time
Sat 18 Mar 14:30 - North East Wales Football League - Premier Division

The U18's Get Revenge On Halkyn On The 3G

The young Reds hammer Halkyn 9-3 at home, reversing their loss against them on the first game of the season

Coming into the game both teams had very similar form, with only 1 loss (against Cefn) in their last 6 games, the rest being wins. So Nomads knew they had to be focused in order to navigate their way through the game successfully.

The lads warmed up excellently and looked sharp, they went into the game flying.

Within 10 minutes they were 2 goals up and cruising.

Jack Foster opened the scoring after 6 minutes, a delightful pass from Cameron Jones was expertly plucked down on the run by Foster. Who powered past his marker and drilled the ball in.

Dominic Elsey-McHugh doubled the score 3 minutes later. Iwan Rogers with a trademark outside of the foot dink put Elsey-McHugh behind the away team's back line and he slotted home.

Nomads were very comfortable, knocking the ball around delightfully. Then enter the 5 minutes of madness, two huge mistakes at the back gifted 2 goals for the away side, who took full advantage making it 2-2.

For the rest of the first half the game was extremely scrappy and Halkyn were probably on top in terms of chances. Just before the break Nomads hit a wonderful counter attack, Ben James playing a precision direct pass from his own final third. Releasing Jack Foster who took the ball from just inside the Halkyn half straight to their area, before poking home.

Half time was a welcome sight for Woodward and Manley. A chance to calm the lads down and regroup after a first half capitulation. The message was simple, start the second half how you started the first, without the risks at the back.

This message was executed expertly. With 6 goals hit in the half.

Jack Foster completed his hat trick in this half with a goal as wonderful as his first, power and strength saw him wrestle past his marker with the ball from the left hand side, before stepping into the box and hammering the ball past the keeper. He turned scorer to provider to help Luke Woolley to his second of the game. He showed excellent work in the box again, holding the ball up and spotting Woolley in a better position, he pulled the ball back and Woolley thanked him by thundering the ball in.

Iwan Rogers, Owen Manley and Ben James in the middle were absolutely terrorising the away team, who spent most of the second half in their own final third.

Rogers with one of the moves of the game, a scoop turn through the legs of his man took him into the box, he skipped past 2 challenges before reversing the ball to Woolley, securing his hat trick.

Rogers and Craig Chisholm added 2 more goals to make it 9 in the last 10 minutes. With Chisholm following up first on a rebound and Rogers being released on the counter by Ben James, taking him clean through, as Jack Foster was in the first half. Rogers opted to take the ball around the keeper.

All Nomads can do is continue to march on and stay on top of the pile. Cefn slipped up against Caerwys, losing 2-1, losing 3 points from one of their games in hand. A few more of them from the teams around them and the closing stages of the season will be thrilling.

Scorers
Jack Foster x3 (Cameron Jones, Ben James, Owen Manley)
Luke Woolley x3 (Jack Foster, Iwan Rogers, Ben James)
Dominic Elsey-McHugh (Ast Iwan Rogers)
Craig Chisholm (Ast. Iwan Rogers)
Iwan Rogers (Ast. Ben James)

Man of The Match - Jack Foster
Jack Foster was responsible for 4 goals today, with he scored and 1 he assisted. Foster has had the potential to be brilliant for Nomads, he showed this today. Last season he was one of the most promising prospects for the U16's, he has taken this into College games for the Scholars but struggled to take it into games for the U18's, until today. He was unplayable for the away team and if he continues to apply himself in games like this in future for the 18's he will fulfil that potential we know he has.

Key moments

6:00
Goal Jack Foster scores for GAP Connahs Quay
9:00
Goal Dominic Elsey McHugh scores for GAP Connahs Quay
42:00
Goal Luke Woolley scores for GAP Connahs Quay
50:00
Goal Jack Foster scores for GAP Connahs Quay
62:00
Goal Luke Woolley scores for GAP Connahs Quay
75:00
Goal Craig Chisholm scores for GAP Connahs Quay
81:00
Goal Iwan Rogers scores for GAP Connahs Quay
87:00
Goal Luke Woolley scores for GAP Connahs Quay

Highlights

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90:00 Player of the Match
Jack Foster is awarded player of the match for GAP Connahs Quay
87:00 Goal 8 - 0
Luke Woolley scores for GAP Connahs Quay
87:00 Assist
Iwan Rogers makes an assist for GAP Connahs Quay
81:00 Goal 7 - 0
Iwan Rogers scores for GAP Connahs Quay
81:00 Assist
Ben James makes an assist for GAP Connahs Quay
75:00 Goal 6 - 0
Craig Chisholm scores for GAP Connahs Quay
75:00 Assist
Iwan Rogers makes an assist for GAP Connahs Quay
62:00 Goal 5 - 0
Luke Woolley scores for GAP Connahs Quay
62:00 Assist
Jack Foster makes an assist for GAP Connahs Quay
50:00 Goal 4 - 0
Jack Foster scores for GAP Connahs Quay
50:00 Assist
Owen Manley makes an assist for GAP Connahs Quay
End of period 1
42:00 Goal 3 - 0
Luke Woolley scores for GAP Connahs Quay
42:00 Assist
Ben James makes an assist for GAP Connahs Quay
9:00 Goal 2 - 0
Dominic Elsey McHugh scores for GAP Connahs Quay
9:00 Assist
Iwan Rogers makes an assist for GAP Connahs Quay
6:00 Goal 1 - 0
Jack Foster scores for GAP Connahs Quay
6:00 Assist
Cameron Jones makes an assist for GAP Connahs Quay
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As it happened

  • GAP Connahs Quay
  • Halkyn Utd
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  • Jack Foster Goal 6:00'
  • Cameron Jones Assist 6:00'
  • Dominic Elsey McHugh Goal 9:00'
  • Iwan Rogers Assist 9:00'
  • Luke Woolley Goal 42:00'
  • Ben James Assist 42:00'
  • Jack Foster Goal 50:00'
  • Owen Manley Assist 50:00'
  • Luke Woolley Goal 62:00'
  • Jack Foster Assist 62:00'
  • Craig Chisholm Goal 75:00'
  • Iwan Rogers Assist 75:00'
  • Iwan Rogers Goal 81:00'
  • Ben James Assist 81:00'
  • Luke Woolley Goal 87:00'
  • Iwan Rogers Assist 87:00'
  • Jack Foster Player of the Match 90:00'

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# Team Pl Pts
1. CPD Sychdyn 26 64
2. Mynydd Isa Spartans 26 58
3. Cefn Mawr Rangers 26 56
4. GAP Connahs Quay 26 53
5. Offa Athletic 26 53
6. Flint Mountain 26 49
7. Acton FC 26 39

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