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 Welsh Football Young Guns update news - by Owain Jones.

Young guns news - Wednesday 29-Apr-09

Tom Bradley (Bristol City - goalkeeper) Saved a penalty as the City U18 team beat Palace at the weekend.  It was a fifth unbeaten game on the bounce for the academy side as they won 5-3.  Bradley was also a starter for the reserves last week.

Ryan Doble (Southampton - midfielder) And his fellow reserve team players finally had something to cheer about as they beat Reading 3-1 on Wednesday night.  The Gwent born midfielder played 90 minutes as second string finished the season in style.  The Reading starting XI contained Wales U21 international Jake Taylor (Reading - striker).

Josh Knight (WBA - midfielder)
Started for the reserves against Chelsea this week.  The game finished 2-2.

Chris Maxwell (Wrexham - goalkeeper) Was again between the sticks as Wrexham tried to pull out of their end of season slump against Kettering last weekend.  Maxwell who has benefited greatly from a spell in the Welsh Premiership failed to keep a clean sheet as the Dragons lost 1-0.

James Owen (Chester City - midfielder) Started for the second successive game as Chester lost last Saturday.  Owen who came in for praise from Chester manager Mark Wright last week played 90 minutes as they lost 2-0 to Bournemouth.  He has been joined on the field by fellow Wales youth international Ben Jones (Chester - midfielder) who has come on as a second half sub in the past two games.  

Eliott Parish (Aston Villa - goalkeeper) Was between the sticks again as the Villains took on Fulham on Monday night.  The former Wales U16 training camp member made some good saves as the game finished 2-1 to Villa.

Joe Partington (Bournemouth - midfielder) Scored for the reserves at the start of the week as the Cherries beat Salisbury 3-1 at the start of the week.  Partington has found senior games hard to come by after a good start to the season and will look to have a strong finish.

Alex Titchiner (Crewe - striker) Kept up his prolific end of season with another brace as the Crewe U18 side beat a Newcastle side including Paul Dummett (Newcastle - defender) 4-0 last weekend.  His hot form could well lead to a call up to the Wales U19 squad.

Sanchez Watt (Arsenal - midfielder) Bagged a brace as the youth team cruised into the FA Youth Cup Final with a 4-1 win against Man City (6-2 agg).  Watt scored his sides first and third goals on a comfortable evening for the Gunners.  It it still now know whether he has decided to decline an invitation from the FAW to play for the Wales youth team

Young guns news - Sunday 12-Apr-09

Joe Allen (Swansea - midfielder) Struck his first senior goal for the Swans in the South Wales derby last Sunday, only to see the smile wiped off his face as the Bluebirds hit back to claim a share of the points.  Allen a second half sub, guided the ball beautifully into bottom left hand corner in what was at the time thought to be the winning goal. 

Troy Brown (Fulham - midfielder) Played and scored in his second trial game with Charlton this week.  The Wales U19 international struck the games third goal as the Addicks won 5-0 against a Southampton second string that included Ryan Doble (Southampton - midfielder) as a starter and Gary Preen (Southampton - midfielder) as a second half sub. 

Simon Church (Reading/Leyton Orient - striker) Is trying to claim both goals from the 2-2 draw with Leeds on Tuesday night.  The Wales U21 international was credited for the second on the evening but is now claiming the first as a deflection from a Sean Thornton free kick.  He has now scored four goals in nine appearances and is clearly enjoying life at Brisbane Road.  "My aim was to come here and get as much experience as I can.  There was a time when the goals weren't coming, but I was told to keep on believing and they'll come." Simon Church.

Josh Dawkin (Norwich - midfielder) Got the Canaries U18 team back to winning ways with the only goal of the game against Portsmouth on Thursday.   Dawkin cut inside the defence before guiding the ball past the keeper.  He was joined in the starting XI by Wales U19 international David Stephens (Norwich - defender) who was the captain.   

Wayne Farmer (Shrewsbury - defender) And his fellow defenders kept a clean sheet as the Shrewsbury Youth team beat Bury 2-0 last Saturday.  Farmer and his fellow defenders were singled out for praise from youth team coach Nigel Vaughan.   

Kurtis March (Swansea - midfielder) Turned down scholarship forms at Cardiff City to return to his local club Swansea City this week.  The Wales U16 international who has been on the books at Ninian Park for over 5 years decided to return to his roots and join Martinez' revolution at the Liberty.  It is also understood that the youngster turned down opportunities to join Premiership and other Championship clubs.  After seeing the likes of Scott Thyer and Scott Evans return from stints at Premiership clubs, maybe the youngster and his family decided that the grass is not always greener. 

James Owen (Chester City - midfielder) Was called into action early on as City beat Notts County 2-1.  Owen was introduced with 16 minutes on the clock as City got some much needed points. 

Jake Taylor (Reading - striker) Started alongside Leroy Lita as the reserves gave QPR a thumping in a reserve team game at the start of the week.  Taylor picked up an assist in his sides second goal as the Royals won 5-0.

Matt Vokes (Bournemouth - midfielder) Got on the score sheet to emulate big brother Sam as the Bournemouth youth team beat Cheltenham 3-1.  Vokes junior came off the bench to score as his side cruised to victory. 

Young guns news - Sunday 5-Apr-09

Billy Bodin (Swindon - striker) Was on target for the Swindon youth team with a brace in the 3-0 win against Oxford.  The Wales U17 international scored his sides second and third goal.

Tom Bradley (Bristol City - goalkeeper) Picked up a second consecutive clean sheet as City made it two wins in two games against Charlton U18 last Saturday.  The game finished 4-0 to City.  Bradley was also named as starting keeper on Tuesday evening as the reserves were beaten 4-2 by Bournemouth.

Troy Brown (Fulham - defender) Looks to be on his way out of Fulham after appearing on trial for Charlton this week.  The Wales U19 international played 90 minutes as the Addicks lost 1-0 to Millwall. 

Ryan Doble (Southampton - midfielder) Continues his rich vein of form with two goals for the Wales U19 team against Watford last Saturday.  The first came ten minutes before the break as the Gwent born youngster fired low past the keeper, with the second supplied by another Wales youth international, Gary Preen (Southampton - midfielder) who fed Doble to clinically finish inside the area. 

Sam Hart (Preston - defender) Played 90 minutes for the reserves on Wednesday night as they took on Lancashire rivals Bury.  Hart and the rest of the defence held firm as North End won 1-0. 

Liam Newman (Burnley - striker) Struck the games first goal as the Clarets beat Chester City comfortably last weekend.  Newman scored his sides first in a 3-0 win.  The Wales U17 international has also been informed that he will continue his education as a second year scholar at Turf Moor.

Elliott Parish (Aston Villa - goalkeeper) Was very unlucky to finish on the losing side as the Villa second string lost 2-1 to Spurs.  Parish made several instinctive saved and also kept out a penalty only to see it retaken after encroachment. 

Sanchez Watt (Arsenal - striker) Was the first name on the score sheet as the Gunners beat Villa 3-2.  The striker headed the first goal of the game before half time in a see saw encounter.  It is not known whether the Wales qualified striker is still interested in playing for Wales at the present time

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