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Young Robins Begin their Pre-season with a win

Academy U12s triumph at TNS

During a scorching Friday evening at the Venue, Newtown Academy U12s overcame a well organised TNS side to begin what looks to be a promising season winning 3-1.

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 Back Row (left to right): Jack Jones, Harvey Samuel, Niall Clarke, Ifan Davies, Jamie Howells

Front Row (left to right): Tommy Rowlands, Callum Rowlands, Ross Isaac, Daniel Dulson, Steffan Evans

In a game of four quarters, the young robins found themselves unlucky to be going into the second quarter a goal down after what was a tightly contested first 15 minutes.

However, they did not allow their heads to drop and they quickly found their rhythm again and got themselves back on level terms in the second quarter with Ifan Davies latching on to a flick from the impressive Jack Jones...

 Manager Craig Edwards rang the changes at half time as he gets to grips with his new team and the side justly reaped the rewards. The midfield duo of Steffan Evans and Jack Jones began to dominate exchanges and two quick fire goals in the 3rd quarter from Ifan Davies and Callum Pratten saw the Newtown boys surge into the lead, deservedly too.

The final quarter was tense with TNS piling on the pressure but the team led by captain Harvey Samuel showed a lot of discipline to run out deserved winners.

 The performance was made even more impressive when you consider that this was the boys first game together and the first time they have played together since the trials.

 Academy Director Sam Lawrence was delighted with the result and had this to say "The lads put on a tremendous performance today and this result will be a massive confidence booster for the coming season. They looked well disciplined and showed a great level of maturity especially in the final 15 minutes when TNS were pushing on looking for goals".

He added "It's going to be an exciting season and I can't wait to see how much they progress and develop as the season goes along".

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All results from U12s and all other Academy sides will be posted on the website so stayed tuned!