Young guns news -
Friday 30 Apr 10
Billy Bodin (Swindon - striker) Scored
the decisive goal as the second string beat Supermarine 2-1 in the Wiltshere
Premier Cup Final this week. Bodin struck the second after dusting himself down
to score from the spot.
Dummett (Newcastle - defender) Started
for the reserves against Rotherham on Tuesday night. The Wales U19
international played 90 minutes in the 2-0 win.
Jonathan North (Watford - goalkeeper) Was once again in the starting XI as the reserves beat
Colchester 5-2 this week. The Colchester side contained Tom Bender
defender) who was in the back
Richard Peniket (Fulham
-striker) Scored a consolation goal
for the Cottagers after coming on as an 88th minute sub against West Ham
reserves on Tuesday night. Peniket scored deep into injury time with an expert
finish past the Hammers keeper as the game finished
(Southampton - midfielder) Has been on
trial at Bournemouth after being told that he has no future at Southampton. The
Wales U19 international started for the reserves against Bristol City on Tuesday
(Norwich/Lincoln - defender) Made his
debut for the Red Imps last Saturday as Lincoln beat Bury 1-0 at Sincil Bank.
Stephens played 90 minutes as Lincoln guaranteed their League status with the
Young guns news -
Friday 23 Apr 10
Richard Blythe (Aston
Villa - midfielder) + Tomos Roberts (Aston Villa -
midfielder) Will advance to the final
of the FA Youth Cup as Villa over came Newcastle 2-1 on aggregate. There was no
start for Wales U19 call up Jason
Lampkin (Aston Villa -
midfielder) as he was injured and misses the chance to play against Northern
Ireland. The Newcastle side contained Paul Dummett (Newcastle - defender).
Billy Bodin (Swindon -
striker) Claimed a hat trick as the
youth team were crowned Puma Youth Alliance South-West league champions with a
4-3 win against Swansea City last Saturday. It's been a good few weeks for
Bodin Jnr of late with an offer of a professional contract and a call up to the
Wales U19 squad.
Elliott Chamberlain (Leciester -
striker) Continued his red hot season
with another brace as the youth team continued the unbeaten run with a 3-2 win
against FA Youth Cup finalists Chelsea. The first was a well taken slotted
finish into the bottom left hand corner and his second was a strike from six
Nathan Craig (Everton -
midfielder) Tasted success as the
reserves beat Liverpool in a mini derby in midweek. The Wales U21 international
started in the 1-0 win.
Dawkin (Norwich - striker) Scored
another late equaliser as the Canaries left it late against Reading in the U18
encounter last weekend. Dawkin scored with a header as they completed a come
back from a 3-1 defecit.
Dummett (Newcastle - defender) Smashed
in his sides second goal from close range as the Magpies thrashed Huddersfield
5-1 on Tuesday night.
Hart (Preston - defender) And his
fellow youth team mates were crowned Puma Youth Alliance North West Conference
champions with a 1-0 win against Shrewsbury last Saturday. Hart has been a
regular for the youth team and reserves this season.
Vinny Mukendi (Macclesfield - striker) Scored his first senior goal last Saturday as Mecclesfield
beat Chesterfield 2-0. Mukendi struck his sides second from close range to open
his account in first team colours.
Jonathan North (Watford - goalkeeper) Kept up his regular reserve team spot with another appearance for
the reserves against Southend this week. The game finished 5-2 to the Hornets.
Stephen Powell (Huddersfield -
defender) Is yet to learn his fate
after the Terries decided on the futures of the scholars this week. Powell
played for the reserves in the 5-1 thrashing by Newcastle this week, but manager
Lee Clark and the coaching staff have yet to decide on his future at the club.
Eliott Richards (Bristol Rovers
- striker) Made his home debut off the
bench last weekend as Rovers drew 0-0 with Brentford. The striker was this week
called into the Wales U19 squad for the international against Northern Ireland
Josh Roberts (Blackpool -
defender) Came out victorious against
fellow Welshman Conor Roberts (Tranmere
- defender) in the reserve team
encounter this weeh. The Tangerines second string ran out 4-2 winners.
Young guns news -
Friday 16 Apr 10
Tom Bender (Colchester - defender) Was an
unused sub for the first team last Saturday against Charlton and also played 90
minutes for the reserves as they drew 0-0 with Wycombe in midweek.
Elliott Chamberlain (Leicester - striker) Scored the
equaliser as the Foxes rescued a point against Coventry U18s this week. The
Wales U19 international lashed home an angle drive in the 86th minute to
maintain the unbeaten league record.
Josh Dawkin (Norwich - midfielder) Completed a come back
with a late goal for the U18's against Charlton this week. Dawkin prodded home
the third in a 3-2 after bouncing back from a 2-0 deficit.
Kai Edwards (Wrexham - defender) Has vowed to break into
the first team next season after getting a taste of senior action this year.
The Wales U19 international who is comfortable with the ball at his feet was a
second half sub against Cambridge United last month and now wants more. "It's good that Dean Saunders thinks enough of me to have named me in the
squad regularly, but Iím hoping to make the next step up and become a regular. I
know that wonít be easy as thereís a lot of good players here." Kai
Keiron Freeman (Nottingham Forest - defender) Captained
the U18's to a 4-1 win over Sunderland on Tuesday afternoon. Forest sit first
in the Group D table, one point ahead of Sunderland with a game in hand.
Jack Mackreth (Tranmere - striker) Scored the only goal of
the game as the youth team drew 1-1 with Blackpool last Friday. Mackreth has
been out on a loan spell with Cammell Laird and will now look to make an
impression on his return to Prenton Park.
Jonathan Meades (Cardiff City - defender) Will sign his
first professional contract in July after impressing the academy staff this
Aynsley McDonald (Rushden and Diamonds - defender/midfielder)
Scored with a header as the youth team smashed Spalding Utd Youth 7-0
last weekend. McDonald celebrated his call up to the Wales U19 squad by scoring
his sides fourth.
Vinny Mukendi (Macclesfield - striker) Has signed a two
year contract at Moss Rose after breaking into the first team squad. He will now
look to finish this season strongly and get an impressive pre season under his
belt. Mukendi has started the last four games for the Silkmen and was very
impressive against Burton Albion on Tuesday night.
Jonathan North (Watford - goalkeeper) Picked up another
reserve team game on Monday night as the Hornets conceded three goals but scored
nine in a romp against Stevenage. The subs bench contained Jonathan
Bond (Watford - goalkeeper) and Kurtney Brooks (Watford -
midfielder) who were unused subs. Unfortunately for Kurtney Brooks, he
will not be retained at Vicarage Road after being informed that he will not
receive a professional contract.
Gareth Partridge (Shrewsbury - striker) Has been told that
he will not be offered a professional contract with the Shrews.
Paul Walker (Northampton - goalkeeper) Has been offered a
professional contract after impressive performances for the youth team this
season. Walker has also been involved with the first team and will have the
added excitement of a title run in to enjoy with the youth team.
Jonathan Williams (Crystal Palace - midfielder) Has
secured a three year contract at Palace after impressing for the youth team this
Young guns news -
Friday 9 Apr 10
Richard Blythe (Aston Villa - midfielder) + Jason
Lampkin (Aston Villa - defender) + Tomos Robers (Aston Villa - midfielder)
Came up against Paul Dummett (Newcastle -
defender) in the semi final of the FA Youth Cup on Thursday
night at Villa Park. And it was Roberts who unpicked the Magpies defence with
an assist as Villa went 1-0 up. The game eventually finished 1-1 as Newcastle
go into the second leg with an away goal advantage.
Billy Bodin (Swindon - striker) Was back with the reserves
this week after a spell on the bench with the first team. The second string
unfortunately drew a blank as they lost 1-0 to Plymouth.
Nathan Craig (Everton - midfielder) Started for the
reserves on Tuesday night as they took on Sunderland. Unfortunately the ended
up losing 2-0.
Ryan Doble (Southampton - midfielder) Has successfully
come through a hip operation which has hampered his season. It is thought that
the Wales U19 international will return to training soon.
Sam Hart (Preston - defender) Played in the back four as
Preston reserves crushed local rivals Blackpool 7-0 on Wednesday evening. Hart
played the full 90 minutes.
Josh Knight (WBA - midfielder) Has been released by WBA
and will now look for new clubs ahead of the new season. It is thought that he
has been in contact with a few clubs, but is as of yet still undecided.
Jack Mackreth (Tranmere - midfielder) Signed off from his
loan spell at Cammell Laird with a goal against Leek Town. The former Wales
youth international has been out on loan gaining first team experience.
Kayne McLaggon (Southampton - midfielder) Picked up
several assists as he works his way back to full match fitness after an injury
hit season. The speedster started as the second string beat Salisbury
Jonathan North (Watford - goalkeeper) Played another 90
minutes for the reserves this week but they came up short with a 2-0 loss to
Joe Partington (Bournemouth - defender/midfielder) Made a
rare first team appearance off the bench last Saturday against Rochdale. The
Wales U21 midfielder came off the bench after 57 minutes in the 0-0 draw.
Elliot Scotcher (Ipswich - midfielder) Has signed a two
year scholarship with Ipswich after being released by Cardiff City. The Wales
U16 international central midfielder from Tenby will now look to progress in the
academy at Portman Road.
Young guns news -
Friday 2 Apr 10
Darcy Blake (Cardiff - defender) Picked up where he left
off from the 1-1 draw with Sheffield United at the weekend as the Bluebirds
picked up three points against Crystal Palace last Saturday. The Wales U21
international was at centre back alongside Gabor Gyepes and put in another impressive performance.
Billy Bodin (Swindon - striker) Has been offered a
professional contract after impressing for the reserves and youth team this
season. After a few appearances on the bench of late, he will now look over his
one year offer.
Tom Bradley (Bristol City - goalkeeper) Got a game between
the sticks for the reserves this week, but unfortunately it wasn't the clean
sheet he hoped for as they were beaten 4-1 by Swindon.
Josh Dawkin (Norwich - midfielder) Has been offered a one
year professional contract at Carrow Road this week after some impressive youth
and reserve team performances which have catapulted the Wales U19 international
to the fringes of the first team.
Wayne Farmer (Shrewsbury - defender) Struck his sides only
goal as the youth team drew 1-1 with Bury last Saturday.
Sam Hart (Preston - defender) Started for the reserves as
they took on Oldham on Monday evening. Hart played 90 minutes in the 2-1 win.
Jonathan North (Watford - goalkeeper) Kept a clean sheet
as the Hornets stung Northampton 5-0 in a reserve team encounter on Monday
night. North was joined in the squad by Kurtney Brooks (Watford -
midfielder) who was a second half sub.
Jake Taylor (Reading - striker) Coolly slotted from the
penalty spot as the young Royals beat Arsenal last Saturday. The in form Taylor
kept his nerve to slot his sides first in a 4-2 win.