Saints Cup Success Continues
As we approach the end of the year the Saints are still involved in three Cup competitions as well as competing for a top five spot in the Welsh Alliance League. They recently progressed to Round 5 of the Welsh Trophy when two Jake Walker goals gave them victory over F C Queens Park 2-1 in an exciting end to end match at Roe Plas. Their opponents had only previously suffered one defeat this season and are top of the Welsh National Premier Division and look destined to gain promotion to the Cymru Alliance League. Chris Morrell`s men have also reached the Quarter Final of the Cookson Cup and will start their Mawddach Cup campaign on December 3rd. They have had some notable success in the League recently notably a 1-0 win away at Llanrug to inflict the first home defeat on their hosts this season.
The Youth team continue to gain valuable experience in the Clwyd League and although results have been disappointing with defeats to league leaders Cerrigydrudion, Llysfaen and Llanfairfechan a welcome win at Betws Y Coed lifted their spirits. They move on to the final three games before Christmas looking for a positive response. Manager Peter Roberts would like to thank St Asaph Rotary for their continued support of the team.
St Asaph u16s have started the season in impressive form with a 100% record in the league having won all 6 of their fixtures. The North Wales Cup had been seen as a route to the possibility of silverware. Prestatyn were defeated 4-1 in the First Round and Rhuddlan Aztecs were dispatched 6-0 as the team progressed to Round 3. They had a hard fought contest in Round 3 lost to Denbigh, who are one of the favourites in the competition.
They continued their winning ways in the league with a 7-3 victory over Cymru Commandos from Rhyl. A very encouraging start to the seasons sees them in second place in the League.
The U 14s have started the season as they finished the last one with a string of victories. The only blot on their record is a draw when they conceded a goal in the last minute. To date they have won five and drawn one of their league games and lie in second place in the league. They have also progressed to round 2 of the North Wales Coast u14 Junior Cup. In Round 2 they will travel to play Llanberis Colts.
The u 12s have had a difficult start to the season and have suffered when they lost two of their key players. However the addition of three new signings and the support of an additional coach should see a change in their fortunes in the coming weeks. Although the lads have suffered a few defeats they have always stayed positive and competed until the end of every match and they should be proud of the support they give each other. The team are always looking for new players to join the squad and train on Thursday evenings 6.30-7.30 on the all weather pitch at Ysgol Glan Clwyd.
Since the beginning of the season the u9s and u10s have been playing as two separate teams in contrast to last year when they played as one team. The u10s struggled in their early games but have shown great character in their performances. Their form has improved lately but could do with some additional players to strengthen the squad in order to compete with the top teams in the league.
The u9s also found the going difficult at the start of the season and missed the leadership of the older players. However after a couple of games they came into their own showing great character, strength and leadership throughout the team. Things are now looking very positive and Managers Elliot Morris and Matt Parsonage are exited about the team`s prospects in the coming weeks.
The picture shows the City of St Asaph Rotary Club President, Roy Hamilton, presenting a cheque for £200 to Youth Team Manager Peter Roberts and Club Chairman, John Roberts