May 3, 2013 Leave a comment
At Under-16 level, our newly formed side did themselves proud under the guidance of Alan Cripps, narrowly missing out on a quarter-final, by goal difference.
Ian Wozencroft’s Under-14’s progressed to the Welsh Cup semi-final and narrowly lost 2-0 to Cambrian & Clydach, whilst the Under-12’s, coached by David Davies, also lost out to Cambrian & Clydach in their quarter-final.
The Under-19’s play their final game this Sunday at home to Haverfordwest County in what has been a mixed season.
The loss of key players midway through the campaign took its toll as Jake Parry went to play in Australia, Josh Pike to play in Sweden and Alex Williams who went into the Army, whilst a number of senior youth players went to play senior football in the Welsh League to further their development.
Head of Development and Under-19’s manager Mark Pike took the positives from the season. “It has allowed us to promote and develop some of our 16-year-old players and chuck them straight into the mix,” explained Pike. “To be honest, they been brilliant and very patient. We’re probably looking to finish third in the league but we could still get runners-up spot, not forgetting losing in the last eight of the Welsh Cup to Swansea City and then narrowly losing at the same stage of the League Cup to West End.”
“In all a great season again and the development of our young crop continues and gets stronger each year. To cap it all off, on a personal level, I was also asked to manage the Welsh Under-18 Semi-Pro squad and have since been given a two-year contract.”