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 Welsh Football Young Guns update news - by Owain Jones

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Young guns news - Sunday 28 Feb 10

Elliott Chamberlain (Leicester - striker) Scored his sides second goal as they beat Cardiff U18's 2-1 last Saturday morning.  Leicester academy still remain undefeated in the league. 

Ryan Doble (Southampton - midfielder) + Gary Preen (Southampton - midfielder) Played 90 minutes as the reserves beat Bournemouth 2-1 on Wednesday night. 

Paul Dummett (Newcastle - defender) Was in the thick of the action as the Geordies beat Palace 4-2 in the FA Youth Cup on Thursday.  Dummett conceded two penalties after challenges with the same player but atoned slightly with an assist.  The Palace starting XI contained Wales U17 international Jonathan Williams (Crystal Palace - midfielder).

Jonathan North (Watford/Oxford City - goalkeeper)
Has extended his stay at Oxford City for another month as he looks to continue his senior experience with the Southern Football League Premier Division Side.

Ashley Richards (Swansea - defender) Played his second 90 minutes in under a week as he started for the Swans in the stormy encounter against Derby last weekend.  Richards continued at left back in the 1-0 win.   

Rhoys Wiggins (Norwich/Bournemouth - defender) Has had his loan spell at Bournemouth extended by another month as he enjoys life back in the starting XI.  The Wales U21 international thought he had played his last game for the Cherries on Wednesday night but an agreement has been reached between the clubs and the Football League for the defender to stay on for a further 28 days. "It was emotional at the end of the game last night because I love playing here and now I can't wait for another month at the club." Rhoys Wiggins


Young guns news - Sunday 21 Feb 10

Richard Blythe (Aston Villa - midfielder) + Tomos Roberts (Aston Villa - midfielder) Followed fellow youth internationals Johnathon Williams (Crystal Palace - midfielder) + Jonathan Bond (Watford - goalkeeper) into the next round of the FA Youth Cup as the Villains beat Millwall 4-1. 

Kayleden Brown (WBA - striker) Was an unused sub for the seniors asthey drew 1-1 in the capitol on Tuesday night.  Brown has been in fine form for the youth team of late and was joined on the bench against Cardiff by two other academy graduates.

Nathan Craig (Everton - midfielder) Scored his sides first goal as the Everton youth cruised to a 3-0 win against Wolves last Saturday.  Craig scored after 48 minutes, smashing a free kick past the visitors keeper.

Josh Dawkin (Norwich - midfielder) Was an unused sub as the Canaries came from behind to beat Brighton last Saturday.  Dawkin also started for the reserves on Wednesday afternoon and played 90 minutes in the 1-0 win against Luton. He was joined in the second half by David Stephens (Norwich - defender) who got 30 minutes. 

Keiron Freeman (Nottingham Forest - defender) Played 90 minutes in defence as the U18 team beat Huddersfield 2-0 last Saturday. 

Liam Newman (Burnley - striker) Came off the bench to score as the youth team Blackpool 3-0 last weekend.  Newman was one of three rolling subs and ran on to a through ball to notch his sides third.

Gareth Partridge (Shrewsbury - striker) Picked up his sides third goal as the youth team continued the rich vein of form with a 3-1 win against Carlisle.  He was joined in the starting XI by Wayne Farmer (Shrewsbury - defender).

Jazz Richards (Swansea - defender)
Played 90 minutes on Tuesday night as the Swans were pegged back to a 1-1 draw with Plymouth at Home Park. 

Alex Titchiner (Crewe/Colwyn Bay - striker) Has extended his stay at Colwyn Bay after impressing during his first month.  Titchiner will now stay on for another month as he looks to build on his senior game time.  As mentioned previously, Ash Taylor (Tranmere - defneder/midfielder) flourished after a spell in the lower leagues, so Titchiner could well benefit from his time at Llanelian Road.

James Wilson (Bristol City - defender) Was another Welsh youth international to get a spot on the bench last weekend.  Wilson was an unused sub as a City XI lacking in confidence lost 2-0 to Sheffield United.  He like a few others then got reserve team game time in midweek as he captained the second string during a 2-1 defeat to Swansea City.  The Swans starting XI contained a whole host of young Welshmen including Daniel Alfei (defender) David Cornell (goalkeeper) and Joe Walsh (defender).


Young guns news - Saturday 13 Feb 10

Jonathon Bond (Watford - goalkeeper) + Kurtney Brooks (Watford - midfielder) Had a night to remember on Monday as they beat Liverpool 1-0 at Anfield in the FA Youth Cup.  Both will now face Chelsea in the next round.

Kayleden Brown (WBA - striker) Was back in the thick of it last Saturday as the Baggies U18 team beat Man Utd 3-0. Brown picked up an assist and his sides second goal as they cruised to victory against a multi national Red Devils XI. 

Josh Dawkin (Noriwch - midfielder) Was a constant menace as the U18's picked up a good win against West Ham last Saturday.  Dawkin who's been on the bench a few times for the seniors of late picked up an assist in the 3-2 win.  He was joined in the starting XI by David Stephens (Norwich - defender).

Keiron Freeman (Nottingham Forest - defender)
Was in the back line as Forest U18's beat Leeds 3-0 last Saturday.  It was the sides third consecutive win. 

Connor Roberts (Everton - goalkeeper) Was between the sticks as the second string beat Bootle in the Senior Cup.  Roberts was called into action on several occasions as they won 4-2. 

Ash Taylor (Tranmere - defender/midfielder) Will be out for three weeks after picking up a hamstring injury against Gillingham.  Taylor who has been an ever present this season will face a period on the sidelines. 

Sanchez Watt (Arsenal - striker) Has gone on loan to Southend as Wenger looks to give his yong charges some game time.  His first game was a 2-0 loss to a Colchester United side with Christian Ribeiro (Bristol City/Colchester - defender) back in the match day squad after injury.

Jonathon Williams (Crystal Palace - midfielder) Played 90 minutes as was another youth international to win a place in the next round of the FA Youth Cup as Palace beat Hull 4-1 on Thursday night.

Young guns news - Sunday 7 Feb 10

Kayleden Brown (WBA - forward) Played well as the Baggies reserves beat Sheffield Wednesday 1-0 on Tuesday night. Brown was used out on the right wing in a game which he was praised by coach Keith Downing. "..Kayleden Brown was powerful on the wing."

Nathan Craig (Everton - midfielder) Was industrious as the U18 team beat Preston to go through to the next round of the FA Youth Cup on Thursday night.  Craig and Aristote Nsiala (Everton - defender) both played 90 minutes in the 3-0 win. Wales youth international Sam Hart (Preston - defender) nearly got on the score sheet but his freekick hit the woodwork.

Luke Chambers (Southend - goalkeeper) Has signed for Southend United after being released by Arsenal. The Wales U16 international revealed that he had turned down approaches from Arsenal and Man City before settling for Southend United.
"My aim is to continue playing for the Wales U17's next season, have an impressive year with Southend as the likes of Liverpool, Man City and Newcastle have all expressed an interest in myself, and lastly break into the Southend team in the next 2-3 years."

David Cornell (Swansea - goalkeeper) Has signed a new three year deal as manager Paulo Sousa starts the process of tying down his signets to new deals.  Cornell kept a clean sheet in midweek as the Swans beat Southampton 1-0 in a second string encounter. As Cornell signs on, Scott Evans (Swansea - midfielder) has left the club after having his contract mutually cancelled.

Paul Dummett (Newcastle - defender) Is another Welsh youngster through to the next stage of the FA Youth Cup after a comprehensive win against West Ham on Wednesday night. The U18's cruised to a 3-0 win.

Wayne Farmer (Shrewsbury - defender) + Gareth Partridge (Shrewsbury - striker) Both got game time on Tuesday night as a young second string beat Macclesfield 2-0. Farmer started played 90 minutes in defence and Partridge 25 minutes from the bench.

Reece Jones (Fulham - defender) Picked up his sides first goal as the Cottagers marched into the Quarter Finals of the FA Youth Cup. He was joined in the starting XI by Wales U17 international Richard Peniket (Fulham - striker).

Stephen Powell (Huddersfield - defender) Played 90 minutes as the reserves beat Boro 3-1 on Monday night.

Gary Preen (Southampton - midfielder) Scored with a deflection as the U18's crashed 3-1 to Arsenal last weekend. Preen got his side back on level terms, but it wasn't enough to keep them in the game.

Jake Taylor (Reading - striker) Picked up an assist as the second string beat QPR 3-0 on Tuesday night. Taylor slipped in a pass as Robson-Kanu scored the third.

Alex Tichiner (Colwyn Bay/Crewe - striker) Scored his first for Colwyn Bay last Saturday as they kept up the pressure on league leaders Lancaster in Unibond 1st Division North. Titchiner scored with 4 minutes left on the clock as they beat Harrogate 2-0.

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