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 Welsh Football Young Guns update news - by Owain Jones.

Young guns news - Sunday 25-Mar-09

Jonathan Bond (Watford - goalkeeper) Was elevated to the reserve team bench this week as fellow youth team keeper Jonathan North (Watford - goalkeeper) was meeting up with the Wales squad before the trip to Luxembourg.  The Wales U16 international was an unused sub as the Hornets lost 1-0 to Leyton Orient. 

Mark Bradley (Walsall - midfielder) Scored his second goal in two games as Walsall beat Leyton Orient 1-0 last Saturday.  The Wales U21 international finished off a sweeping move and gained his spot in the leagues Team of the Week. 

Tom Bradley (Bristol City - goalkeeper) Kept a clean sheet as City beat Portsmouth U18 last Saturday.  The keeper had few saves to make and even claimed an assist with a quick long throw out.   

Ryan Doble (Southampton - midfielder) Played 45 minutes for the reserves in midweek after coming off the bench in the game against Reading.  Unfortunately the Saints lost 4-0. 

Sam Jones (Leeds - midfielder) Opened the scoring as Leeds pulled off a win on Mersey side against a multi national Liverpool U18 side.  The Wales U19 international struck from the edge of the box as the whites won 3-0. 
Josh Knight (WBA - midfielder) Started for the reserves this week as they took on a very experienced Spurs second string.  Knight played 90 minutes as the Baggies lost 2-1.   

Jack Mackreth (Tranmere - midfielder) Started once again for the Tranmere reserves as they took on a Man City reserve team in the League.  Bet evens with home advantage the odds were stacked against the Wirrall based side who eventually lost 2-0.   

Elliott Parish (Aston Villa - goalkeeper) Was back between the sticks for the reserves this week as they took on Stoke.  It was to be a quiet night for former Wales U16 training camp member with only a quick reflex save late on to trouble him as the game finished 1-0 to Villa. 

Gareth Partridge (Shrewsbury - midfielder) Started and scored for the youth team as they beat Oldham 2-1 last weekend.  The Wales youth international chipped in with a well taken second goal for his side.   

David Stephens (Norwich - defender/midfielder) Played 90 minutes as the reserves cruised to a 4-0 win over Wroxham on Monday evening.  Stephens, starting in the back four helped his side keep a clean sheet in a comfortable win. 

Alex Titchiner (Crewe - striker) Scored a hat trick last weekend as the Crewe U18 team ran riot against Huddersfield in the league.  The North Wales born striker scored three as his side racked up six. 

James Wilson (Bristol City - defender) Was once again on the bench for the seniors as they took on QPR at Loftus Road last Saturday.  It was reported that it could have been a first start for the defender, but unfortunately he did not make it off the bench.

Young guns news - Monday 24-Mar-09

Simon Church (Reading/Leyton Orient - striker) Bagged his second goal for Orient and the only goal of the game as the O's beat Stockport at Edgely Park last Saturday.  The Wales U21 international tucked home from close range as Geraint Williams' men edged a tight encounter.  It was the strikers second goal in two games after failing to hit the net in five previous games since moving on loan to London Road.

Steve Davey (Shrewsbury - midfielder) Has been given the dreaded news that he will not be offered a pro contract at the end of this season.  The Wales U19 international will now go on trial to various clubs as he looks to get another club before next season. 

Ryan Doble (Southampton - midfielder) Had a hand in the second goal as the Saints beat Chelsea 3-0 last weekend.  Doble led the line as a make shift striker and earned praise from youth team coach Stewart Henderson for his 90 minute shift.  All of this in front of Saints head coach, Mark Wotte.  "I thought Ryan Doble was fantastic he led the line extremely well and was strong in possession whilst he brought other players into the game." Stewart Henderson, youth team coach.

Sam Hart (Preston - defender/midfielder) Scored the final goal as the Lillywhites beat Carlisle 3-1 in a youth team fixture this week.  Hart playing in midfield picked up on some poor defending to slot home in stoppage time. 

Aaron Holloway (Bristol City - midfielder) Has two reasons to celebrate this week after firstly being told that he will become a second year scholar at Ashton Gate on top of his call up to the Wales U17 squad. 

Eliott Parish (Aston Villa - goalkeeper) Was back between the sticks for the second string this week as they travelled to play West Ham.  The former Wales U16 training camp member made some vital saves as Villa ran out 2-0 winners.   

Tomos Roberts (Aston Villa - defender) Played 90 minutes in a back four that kept a clean sheet in the U18 Midlands derby v Coventry this week.  Roberts a Wales U16 international and former Man Utd academy member joined Villa over the summer and will now look to impress and stay on after this season. 

Ashton Taylor (Tranmere/Colwyn Bay - defender/midfielder) Scored a hat-trick for Colwyn Bay as Lancaster 4-1 in the Unibond North division last Saturday.  The Rovers youngster who is in the second month of a loan spell was playing in the unfamiliar role of support striker. "I think I have become stronger physically and my game as a whole has come on by playing with more experienced players." Ashton Taylor  

Jake Taylor (Reading - striker) Was brought on after half time as the Royals easily dispatched Millwall in a reserve fixture this week.  The Wales U21 international who must still be slightly stunned by his call up played 45 minutes as Reading won 3-1. 

James Wilson (Bristol City - defender) Played for the reserves in midweek and will also travel with the first team to QPR on Saturday as the young defender edges nearer and nearer a senior start. 

Sam Wedgbury (Sheffield Utd/Ferencvaros - midfielder) Was on target as Ferencvaros opened up a six point lead at the top of the Hungarian Second tier with a 4-1 win against Bocs.  The Worcester born midfielder is on loan until the end of the season.

Young guns news - Sunday 15-Mar-09

Grant Basey (Charlton - defender/midfielder) Scored with a free kick as the Addicks second string squeezed past Gillingham in midweek.   Basey, who was playing at centre back struck his sides first in a 3-2 win. 

Darcy Blake (Cardiff - defender/midfielder) Started for the second consecutive game at right back as the Bluebirds booster their play off chances with a comfortable win against Doncaster at Ninian Park.  The Wales U21 international has been on the fringes of the starting XI this season and will look to nail down the position as we go into the business end.

Simon Chruch (Reading/Leyton Orient - striker) Finally broke his goal scoring duck for the O's in midweek against Carlisle.  It was the U21's strikers first in five games and will be pleased to break his duck and get a notch in the goals column.  "It's my first in five games and it was getting me down that I hadn't scored.  Now I've done it, hopefully there'll be more to come." Simon Church

Paul Dummett (Newcastle - defender) Was back in reserve team action this week as the Magpies to North Ferriby to take on Hull City.  The Wales U19 international played 55 minutes as the game finished 1-1. 

Josh Knight (WBA - midfielder) Started and scored for the reserves on Monday night as the Baggies beat Stoke at the Hawthorns.  The former Swansea based scored his sides second in a 2-1.

Lee McCardle (Everton - defender) Is looking at another two weeks on the sidelines with a knee injury that forced him to miss the U17 double header in Malta and his club sides 3-1 victory against Blackburn at the weekend.  He could well be touch and go now for the UEFA U17 games against Finland, Rumania and Turkey at the end of the month. 

Aynsley McDonald (Rushden and Diamonds - defender) Played 90 minutes as the Diamonds took on Shrewsbury in the Midland Youth Cup Final at the Prostar Stadium.  The Wales U17 international and his fellow defenders kept a clean sheet as the Diamonds won 1-0.

James Owen (Chester City - midfielder) Was once again on the bench as City's poor form continued this week with a 5-1 defeat at home against Rotherham.  The Wales U17 international has been a regular on the bench over the past month or so without actually getting on.  If things continue going poorly on the field and with the tap door to the Blue Square Premiership opening wider he could get on sooner, rather than later.

Alex Titchiner (Crewe - striker) Struck twice as the youth team tried to avoid a second consecutive defeat last Saturday morning.  The North Wales born striker broke free to slam the ball past the keeper to give his side an equaliser against Man Utd and his first, before rounding the keeper and slotting home for his second.  Unfortunately the goals were not enough as the Red Devils claimed all three points.

James Wilson (Bristol City - defender) Was on first team duty last Saturday as the seniors took on Derby at Pride Park.  Wilson was an unused sub as City last 2-1.

Young guns news - Sunday 8-Mar-09

Grant Basey (Charlton - defender/midfielder) Was back in reserve team action this week as he looked to impress and get win first team recalls. Basey played 90 minutes as they drew 1-1 with a Welshman free Southampton.

Ryan Doble (Southampton - midfielder) Scored one as the Saints youth team ran out comfortable winners against Crystal Palace last Saturday. Doble scored his sides fourth as they beat the Eagles 4-1.

Paul Dummett (Newcastle - defender) Was once again involved as the reserves played in the Senior Cup on Monday night. The Wales U19 international played 90 minutes as the Magpies beat Team Northumbria 5-0.

Jack Evans (Gillingham - defender) Made his first appearance for the reserves last week even though still eligible for the U16 team. the left back also played for the youth team that beat Swindon 3-0 last weekend.

Sam Hart (Preston - defender) And his fellow defenders kept a clean sheet as the Lilly whites beat Port Vale in a youth game last weekend. The game finished 1-0 with Hart playing 90 minutes.

Jack Mackreth (Tranmere - midfielder) Started for the reserves and was in the thick of the action as the reserves took Rochdale at home. Mackreth almost created a goal early doors but his cross was put wide by a colleague. The game finally finished 1-1.

Marc Williams (Wrexham - striker) Has been ruled out for the season after breaking his metatarsal. Wales U21 international Williams has scored 17 goals this season and will be a big loss as the Dragons look to get back into League Two. His injury could open the door for Gareth Evans (Macclesfied - striker) once his paperwork clarifying his qualification is verified.

Young guns news - Sunday 1-Mar-09

Elliott Chamberlain (Leicester - midfielder) Scored twice as the Foxes U18 team put Cardiff City to the sword last weekend.  The midfielder who has recently been called into the Wales U17 squad, bagged two in the sides 4-1 win. 

Nathan Craig (Everton - midfielder) Was on the score sheet again last weekend as the Everton U18 took on Man City.  The Wales U19 international pulled a goal back from a free kick, but the Blues eventually went on to lose 3-1.  Craig also started for the reserves as they drew 1-1 with Bolton on Monday evening. 

Josh Dawkin (Norwich - midfielder) Was another Wales U17 call up to cap off a good weekend with a fine performance over the weekend for his clubs youth side.  The winger cut in from the left before unleashing an unstoppable drive past the Crystal Palace keeper.  Another international who caught the eye was David Stephens (Norwich - defender) as the Canaries came under a late onslaught from the Eagles.  Stephens also made a 46th minute appearance as the Canaries beat Great Yarmouth 3-0 in midweek, all goals coming the second half.    

Ryan Doble (Southampton - midfielder) + Gary Preen (Southampton - midfielder) Were heavily involved as the Saints U18 team smashed Charlton 5-0 at Staplewood last weekend.  Preen had a hand in the third goal with a great assist and Doble scored his sides fifth with virtually the last kick of the game.

Paul Dummett (Newcastle - defender) Was involved with the reserve team squad this week as they entertained local rivals Middlesbrough in a mini derby.  The Wales U19 international played 90 minutes as the Magpies won 3-2. 

Sam Hart (Preston - defender) Played in the back four as the Lillywhites beat Macclesfield 2-0 last Saturday.  Hart played 90 minutes as the defence kept a clean sheet.  The Wales youth international also started as the reserves lost 1-0 to Tranmere.

Gerwyn Jones (Tranmere defender), and Jack Makreth (Tranmere winger), Both players celebrated yesterday as they helped Tranmere progress to the Northern Area Final of the Puma Youth Alliance Cup, as they brushed aside Darlington 2-0.

Kayne McLaggon (Southampton - striker) Will miss the rest of the season after rupturing his left achilles tendon in training.  He is expected to be out of action for three months, meaning his is unlikely to be back before the end of the season.

Liam Newman (Burnley - striker) Is in a rich vein of form at the moment, and added to his goal tally with another brace at the weekend.  The Wales U19 international scored twice in the second half as the youth team came from behind to beat Tranmere 2-1. 

Matt Vokes (Bournemouth - midfielder) Has been offered a two year apprenticeship at the club as he looks to follow in the footsteps of older brother Sam.  The pacy and skilful winger has been drafted has celebrated by playing the last two youth games for his club. 

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