Gareth Bale (Southampton - defender) - Drove his side
forward from the back on Saturday as the Southampton U16 emulated the U18 side
with a 2-0 win against Villa. Bale was joined in the back four by fellow Wales
U16 player Ian Jones.
Adam Birchall (Arsenal - striker) - Has signed on with
Wycombe Wanderers for a further month. Adam has made six appearances for
Wycombe and has scored twice, both goals coming against Grimsby.
Michael Byrne (Stockport - striker) - Once again showed
that he is more than just a goal poacher with a screamer to notch his third goal
in two games while on loan at Leigh RMI. The former Wales U19 striker is now
getting a run of first team action and it seems to be bearing fruit with a
string of impressive performances.
Arron Davies (Southampton - striker) + Kyle Critchell (Southampton
- defender) - Both featured from the start as Southampton's reserves
took on Watford on Wednesday night. It was Davies as usual who was in the thick
of the action, creating chances for himself and also making chances for others.
And it was he who finally killed the game off with his sides third goal as he
cut into the area dragged the ball back onto his right and curled the ball into
the top right hand corner. Critchell impressed with his runs from defence and
distribution skills that will hopefully be of use if he gets picked to represent
Wales next month with the U19 squad.
Stuart Fleetwood (Cardiff - striker) - Got his first
league start of his career on Saturday as an under fire Lennie Lawrence picked
the Gloucester born hit man against Derby. The Wales U21 international was
looking menacing until a heavy challenge by Michael Johnson put paid to his
debut after only 40 minutes. It is now thought that he will miss training for
the next ten days as he recovers.
Lloyd James (Southampton - midfielder) - Put his side
ahead after 70 minutes after a fantastic one-two with Nathan Dyer as they ran
out 3-1 winners. The Wales U16 midfielder has been in fine form of late and
must have been slightly mystified to lose out on a place in Ian Rush's' U17
squad having performed so well during the first few games of the season.
Cameron Jerome (Cardiff - striker) - Hit a hatrick and was
described as being a colossus by the Charlton website, as his side savaged the
Addicks U18 side 4-0 during the weekend. The Charlton side which included
David Evans (midfielder) and Adam Gross
(defender) were completely out fought by the young Bluebirds who seem
to be adapting very quickly to life in the academy league.
Lewis Price (Ipswich - goalkeeper) - Made his second
appearance of the season as the Tractor boys crashed out of the Carling Cup
against Doncaster Rovers. The Wales U21 stopper failed to keep a clean sheet
this time as his side shipped two goals and left manager Joe Royle seething.