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UNDER 14s AT CAE COB
(16/10/09) Tomorrow's Tesco Under 13s Cup game against Amlwch is at Cae Cob and not away as originally reported. Kick-off is 10.30 am.
UNDER 7's TRAINING
(13/10/09) Rob Berry has been in touch to say that the Under 7s will now be training at Plas Arthur, Llangefni on Monday evenings from 6 pm until 7 pm starting next Monday 19th October due to the nights drawing in.
GLAN UNDER 9s OFF TO A FLYER
(13/10/09) Andrew reports: Glan entertained Dreigiau Llangeni at Cae Cob on Sunday afternoon and it turned out to be a great all round squad performance by the boys in their first game of the season. After a hectic start Glan soon settled down and got into a nice rhythm which saw some neat passing and movement resulting in a couple of efforts on goal. However, it didn't take long before the deadlock was broken and as the boys' confidence grew they raced to a 4-0 half time lead. After the break the good work continued with more nice passing and crosses from the wings, one such passage of play resulting in the goal of the game, a headed goal by Kieran. The final score was reward for the boys' hard work on the training ground through the summer, although credit must be given to a younger and less experienced Llangefni side who battled to the final whistle with special mention to their keeper who bravely dived at the feet of our strikers on a few occasions. The goal scorers were Mike (3), Kieran (2), Harri (2), David (2), Kyle (1) and Robert (1).
ROBIN SEES AN IMPROVEMENT
(11/10/09) Robin reports: Trearddur Bay Colts 6 Glantraeth 2.
The under 14's were away again at Trearddur Bay this time the opposition being the second year outfit Colts. Thus one expected a rout! The match kicked off and the colts squandered early chances. Then after 10 minutes Glan scored after pressure from Bobby and Cai the ball was crossed for Dion Parry to slot home. One nil Glan. The midfield trio Carwyn, Dion and Dion J then started to pass and the attack gathered steam only for the final pass to go awry. After 20 minutes the Colts equalised from a breakaway then quickly added a stunning second. Glan did not give in and had a couple of chances before the Colts scored again. They then scored a couple of minutes from half time as a long range effort struck the bar and dropped in via Dewi's back. Glan had no luck!. The second half started with all subs being used and maybe Glan lost their pattern and Trearddur scored a fifth. Glan were not beaten yet and stormed downfield for Cai to latch on to the keepers error to lash the ball into the net. Game on again! Glan competed well for the last quarter the defence sticking manfully to the task and the midfield at times outshining their counterparts. Alas Trearddur scored at the death to complete the scoring. It was a sporting match well contested and the Glan squad can be proud of the performance as there was a definite improvement. The whole squad as an unit are coming together. Cai was given man of the match by the opposition, yes a striker! Proof we're getting better! Next training Cae Cob 5.45 Thursday 15-10-09. Next match Tesco cup under 13's.
SEVEN UP FOR TWELVES
(10/10/09) An emphatic 7-2 win for the Under 12s this morning over Menai Bridge Tigers. Glan took the lead through Dylan only for the Tigers to pull level but further first half goals from Nathan, Ryan Williams, after some great work by the other Ryan, and BJ put them well clear by the break. Second half goals came from Jamie (2) and Nathan. The visitors battled to the end and could easily have pulled a goal or two back in the final ten minutes as too many Glan players pushed forward in search of further goals. Enlarged team photo on Under 12's page.
(05/10/09) There is a Glantraeth Juniors' Committee Meeting at Ysgol Bodorgan this Tuesday (tomorrow).
UNDER 14s LOSE OUT TO TREARDDUR BAY
(04/10/09) Robin reports Trearddur Bay Juniors 7 Glantraeth Juniors 1 - On a gusty morning Trearddur got the match under way and for ten minutes honours were even. Then Trearddur sprung the offside trap open with a deep run which was well finished. Glan pressed for an equaliser and were soon level as a back pass was pounced on by Cai who finished cooly, Glan had a period of pressure and from a free kick should have converted as both a header and shot went wide. Trearddur pressed downfield and from sloppy defending scored twice before half time. After the restart Trearddur scored early but Glan were not finished as they attempted to attack Carwyn was brought down outside the area but Cai blasted over then Cai's shot was headed off the line before Gwern and Dion Parry nearly struck. Trearddur broke away and scored on the break. They then scored from a corner with the shot going in off the post. Substitutions were made during the match which gave everyone a turn out before the Tesco Cup. Trearddur scored their final goal in the last minute. It was a sporting match and maybe the score flattered the winners as Glan gave a good account football wise and gave 100% but fitness and speed proved crucial during the match. The squad as an unit performed far better and James was nominated man of the match by the opposition which broke Dewi's run of three man of the matches. Lets see if the midfield and strikers can gain the honour soon!
HARSH SCORELINE FOR 16s
(04/10/09) Dave Webster reports: The match started brightly enough for Glantraeth and Glan hit the crossbar with the games first effort on goal. Playing into a strong wind made things difficult for both teams. It was pretty even for a time then a disastrous few minutes saw Connahs Quay go 3 up. The ball was simply out of reach for Geraint as it went in over his head twice. The wind helped the ball on its way. It was 0v3 at half time, which was rough justice for the Glan boys but really nothing they could have done anything about. Glan couldn't get back into the match after half time after plenty of chances. The Goal posts were beginning to show signs of metal fatigue at both ends during the match as Glan hit them 6 times in total! It was Connahs Quay who found the back of the net twice again in the second half. A decent headed goal, which was preventable! Also a break-away goal for a second. Based on the run of play it was a fairly even contest but the score states we were well beaten. If Glan concede cheaply and fail to score themselves then Glan will have to take the critism. The coaches and helpers at Glan will burst a few blood vessels to help the whole team/squad before during and after the match. In particular Danny has approached sponsors and acquired a new kit which was kindly donated by Pam and Mintu at Premier Shop Newborough. Let us continue to support all our sponsors as they have with us. It is so frustrating for the U16's when things are still wrong but so nearly right. The whole squad and managers are on a steep learning curve and considerable progress is being made. The Under 16's performances has and will improve further over the next few months. Once certain key positions have been sorted out results will improve too. Thank you to Connahs Quay for their contribution today and good luck to them in the next round against Llangefni. Goal scorers today were Gareth Taylor, Tom Parry, Luke Balfour, Harri Wilcock, Jake Ward. Click here for photos.
TOUGH TEST FOR UNDER 14s
(27/09/09) Robin reports: Llangoed 12 Glan Under 14s 0
On a bright sunny morning Glan travelled to Llangoed. Glan were without squad members thus enabling others to have an opportunity. Llangoed struck after 2 minutes and after 20 mins were 4 up. By half time the Glan lads had started to play, pity there were two errors to give easy goals away. After half time Llangoed continued to attack and scored three goals in the first ten minutes of the second half. Glan gave every member an opportunity and thus lost shape and pattern and by the end had conceded 12. Llangoed had an all second year eleven and this accounted in part for the result but they are certainly the best outfit the Glan lads have played this season. There were glimpses of promise during the match for Glan and there were some good performances. Dewi again played well whilst Sam and James gave 100% and never gave up and this certainly rubbed off on the other members. The lads have plenty of spirit and performances will improve. Well done to under 16's a good performance they are getting there!
UNDER 14s IMPROVING
(21/09/09) Glan Under 14s 0 Hoyhead 5 - Robin reports: This week Glan were up against Holyhead probably one of the best outfits in the league. Glan held their own for the first 15 minutes and started well. Then Holyhead pressed and from an acute angle scored. Dewi then saved well on a number of occasions but the Gan defence was opened by a slick move. A third quickly followed but Glan regained some composure before half time. After some tactical manouvers the Glan lads held out for most of the second half only to concede ten minutes from time and in the last five minutes Holyhead completed the scoring. The Glan lads tried to press forward but there was no consolation goal. The lads are improving they gave 100% effort and this week with a full compliment of subs it was far easier on all the lads. Considering that Holyhead are the early league leaders the performance was promising as we have a young side. Well done to all the lads and thanks also to Chris and Kelv plus all the parents who gave great support and Lynwen who ran the cafe. Training Thursday Under 14's Cae Cob 6.00p.m. Next Match at Llangoed 26-9-09
A BIG THANK YOU
(14/09/09) Robin wants to say a big thank you to all parents who supported the Under 14s on Saturday plus Chris for running the line, plus Francis, Kev and Mike and also Steve for his support. The team are still short of players so to entice more players to sign Robin has suggested, exclusive to all Glan Under 14's players, a trip to a top Prem match soon. Please inform Robin to book a place as there is limited space.
UNDER 14s GO DOWN FIGHTING
(13/09/09) On the surface a 10-0 scoreline suggests a rout. On a fine morning ten man Glan under 14s took on Llangefni at Isgraig. For twenty minutes Glan held out, actually starting the brighter outfit with neat passing and movement. On twenty mins the Llangefni striker misshit a cross which sailed into the net. Glan still pressed on but were caught twice on the break, then a further misshit sailed in. The lads did not put their heads down and battled on only to concede in added time at the end of the half. In the second half the main difference really came in and Llangefni scored two early goals. Then the Glan lads stiffened their resolve and only in the last ten mins were caught napping again. After saying this the last two efforts appeared to be offside but the lads took it in their stride. At full time Llangefni praised Glans Trojan ten. Certainly Dewi in goal was superb and Jac, Aled, Sean and Jonathan tackled hard all morning. The midfied of Andrew, Dion, Carwyn and Gwern ran their socks off while Cai upfront chased everything. Considering the unfortunate hiccups before the season even started it was a gallant effort with the lads showing a lot of heart. With some extra teammates they will get better!
UNDER 14 ARRANGEMENTS
(10/09/09) The Under 14s play Llangefni on Saturday at Isgraig. Players to meet at field at 10.00 am. Team to be selected from the following: Dewi, Sam, Sean, James, Kieran, Jack, Aled, Dion, Carwyn, Jonathan, Andrew, Cai, Aron, Iwan, Gwern & Seamus. Training for Under 14s at Cae Cob every Thursday at 6.00 pm until further notice.
(04/09/09) For the benefit of managers arranging games please note that Aberffraw have away fixtures on Sundays 6th Sept, 13th Sept & 20th Sept.
UNDER 12s IN ACTION
(31/08/09) The Under 12s were in action over the weekend with a trip to Llanrug where they ran out winners by four goals to nil. On target were Ryan (2), Cameron and BJ. Thanks to Llanrug for being such good hosts.
(29/08/09) The early fixtures for the Under 12s, Under 14s & Under 16s have been released by the Anglesey Junior League. Glantraeth commence their fixtures on Saturday 12th September with the Under 12s away to Llanfairpwll, the Under 14s away to Llangefni Juniors and the Under 16s at home to Llangefni Juniors. The following Saturday the Under 12s are away to Menai Bridge Tigers in the 1st round of the NWCFA Under 12 Cup while the Under 14s are at home to Holyhead Peibio and the Under 16s away to Llandegfan Leopards, both league games. On Saturday 26th September the Under 12s are at home to Cemaes Bay, the Under 14s away to Llangoed and the Under 16s away to Llanfairpwll.
PRESENTATION NIGHT PHOTOS
(21/08/09) Pictures of all the teams with the trophies presented this evening are here
TROPHY NIGHT TOMORROW !!!
(20/08/09) A reminder that the Juniors' Presentation Evening along with a Barbeque takes place at Ysgol Bodorgan tomorrow (Friday) night, 7.00 pm start.
LIVERPOOL LATEST TO JOIN THE QUEUE!
(18/08/09) 11 year old Jamie Roberts of Glantraeth Red Dragons is now attracting the attention of some of the top clubs in the UK. Having just spent a week at Shrewsbury Town Jamie has also been at Wrexham and is currently at Tranmere Rovers but his favourite club, Liverpool, as well as Aston Villa and Everton, have been in touch and are monitoring his progress. Exciting times for young Jamie and plenty of travelling for his dad Môn!
COURSES TO ATTEND
(08/08/09) Robin has given out details of courses for various people within the club to attend:
Re-evaluation Course at Plas Arthur on Monday September 7th (6.00 - 9.00 pm) for Dave, Bob, Dyfed, Gareth and Cogs.
Leader's Course at Plas Arthur Sundays 6th & 13th September (9.30 am) for Danny Moore (Under 16s), Robert Berry (under 7s), Andrew Jones (under 9s), Steve Davies (under 11s), Anthony Baldry (under 9s) & Chris Kerry (under 11s)
Goalkeeper's Course at Plas Arthur Sunday 4th October (9.30 am) for Jason Edwards & Aron Rickards.
Welfare Course at Nant-Yr-Odyn Hotel, Llangristiolus Wednesday 7th October (6.00 - 9.00 pm) for Robin and Helen.
(03/08/09) The Juniors' Presentation Evening along with a Barbeque will take place at Ysgol Bodorgan on Friday 21st August at 7.00 pm. Any players who can't make it due to holidays should inform their manager.
UNDER 14's SCHEDULE
(02/08/09) Bob has sent through the following training and early season programme for the Under 14s:
Wednesday 5th at Cae Cob at 18:00
Sunday 9th at Llangefni Secondary School at 10:30am
Tuesday 11th at Cae Cob Glantraeth at 18:30
Friday @ Cae Cob at 18:30
Sunday 16th - Possible game
Tuesday 18th at Llangefni Secondary School at 18:00
Friday 21st - Possible game
Saturday 29th game vs Nantlle Vale
First League game on Saturday September 5th.
UNDER 9 & UNDER 11 TRAINING
(28/07/09) There is training at Cae Cob this Friday at 6.30 pm for the Under 9s and Under 11s.
(27/07/09) There is Under 12's training this Wednesday (29th) at Cae Cob, 6.30 pm start. Next seasons Under 9s and Under 11 Ospreys should also be there at the same time for registering with the club. Training under Robert Berry for the Under 7s takes place at the Junior's ground next Sunday at 10.00 am.
UNDER 9's TRAINING CANCELLED
(23/07/09) The Under 9's training at Cae Cob for this Friday has been cancelled. The Juniors are also looking for more leaders for the younger age groups. Contact Robin on 01248 440630.
NEXT UNDER 12's TRAINING
(16/07/09) Cogs reports: Next training session for next years under 12's will be Wednesday 22-07-09 at 6.30 at The Glantraeth Junior Pitch. All welcome.
MEETING NEXT TUESDAY
(15/07/09) There will be a committee meeting next Tuesday (21st July) at Ysgol Bodorgan, 7.00 pm start. All managers and committee members to attend.
TRAINING NEXT YEAR'S UNDER 12s
(15/07/09) Cogs reports that training for next years Under 12's will be starting tonight (Wednesday) 6.30 - 7.30 pm at Ysgol Bodorgan. All welcome.
DRAGONS ARE FIRST WINNERS
(05/07/09) The Glantraeth Juniors Tournament was blessed for the most part with good weather this weekend and proved another resounding success. The home club got off to the best possible start as Glan Dragons won the Under 11's Trophy, presented by the club's patron Sir George Meyrick, and were also presented with a special shield donated by the family of young Cliff Bach of Malltraeth who tragically lost his life in a road accident earlier this year. On Saturday afternoon Cae Glyn won the Under 12's competition and Nantlle Vale ran out Under 9's winners this morining. You can view more pictures here
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