Saints appoint new Manager
Following the resignation of Chris Morrell as First Team Manager the Saints appointed Aled Davies his Assistant Manager to the post of Manager and Carl Murray as Player/ Assistant Manager. The new management team got off to an excellent start with a 4-0 win over Llanberis. This was followed by two close 2-1 away defeats at Llanberis and Barmouth. The team bounced back in their latest League fixture with a 3-2 home win over Nantlle Vale. The Club were also glad that Duncan Midgley returned to to play for the Saints when his transfer was secured from Llandudno Albion. Duncan has been a thorn in the side of every defence he`s played against and his return to the Club is very welcome news. Another feature of the last few weeks is that Sam John Roberts has become a regular member of the Senior squad. Sam has played through the age groups for St Asaph and is showing the value of establishing a Youth team this season that enable players to progress to the First team. Sam has already made his mark by scoring two goals against Llanberis. Another young player who has figured in the First team squad is goalkeeper Sam Roberts who will no doubt be challenging for a place in the team next season.
This season has as expected been a steep learning curve for the Youth team however as the season draws to an end they are now far more competitive in every game having had difficulty with the physical side of the game before Christmas.
There have been narrow defeats against Bro Cernyw and Betws y Coed. Runaway league leaders Cerrig were held 1-1 after 90 minutes in a League Cup tie before eventually loosing 4-1. Since then there has been a 2-2 draw with Rhos United and a battling performance against a very strong Abergele side ,who lie third in the Premier League in the Quarter Final of the Presidents Cup.
The Under 16s have had a mixed couple of months. They have been very unfortunate not to get anything from three very close games they have played against title contenders Rhyl Hearts. A disappointing result saw the lads draw 1-1 with Dyserth who scored with the last kick of the game. On the plus side a goal fest took place away to Dyserth 15s in a 20-1 victory. Overall the lads have played well without getting the results their performances have merited. With a good run of games to come and another cup run on the horizon should see the 16s finish the season strongly.
The U14s remain top of the league by 1 point with 3 games to play following their 9-2 win over Dyserth. The league is set to go to the wire with St Asaph and second placed Prestatyn Celtic due to play each other in the penultimate game of the season on April 1st at Roe Plas. The last meeting of the two ended 0-0 after extra time in the League Cup with St Asaph winning 4-3 on penalties in a dramatic shoot out.
The U 12S have had a disappointing run lately suffering defeats in both the League and Cup. However, the players moral is really high and their performance is improving week on week and this should be reflected in the results over the coming weeks. The team is still looking for new players and train at 6.30-7.30 at the St Asaph Leisure Centre every Thursday.
THE U9/10S are improving every week and are still signing new players every week which is great to see. Once the new players integrate into the team and have time to gel it will only be a matter of time before the hard work pays off and they get back to winning ways.
In order to keep developing Junior football in the City the Club have been fortunate in recruiting Roy Hilton as Coach for an U7/8 team to compete in the Rhyl & District Junior League next year. If you have a son or daughter who would be interested in joining the team please contact John O Roberts on 07867640398 for more information.
The Club have arranged a fund raising Race Night at the Swan on Saturday, April 22 at 7.30. We are very grateful to the following for sponsoring the individual races : T G Williams & Sons Builders, Jacob`s Ladder, Williams Antiques, City Glam, The Welsh Maid, The Swan, Venture Caravans, The White House. We would also like to thank the people who have bought horses. Your support is greatly appreciated by all at the Club.
As part of the City`s 5th Anniversary of gaining City Status an U9/10 football tournament is being held on Roe Plas on Saturday, June 3rd.