University of South Wales trio included in Wales C squad to face England C

Champions. USW Men's 1st celebrate their tremendous 2018-19 season.
USW Men's 1st double winning side featuring Green, Owen and coach Kendall. Image Callum Ellis

by Editor

UNIVERSITY of South Wales trio Clayton Green, Evan Press and Kane Owen have been named in the Wales C squad to face England C.

Manager Mark Jones and assistant Owain Tudor-Jones have selected a squad of 20 players from the JD Cymru Premier.

The University of South Wales is represented by three players and Men’s 1st team head coach Lee Kendall, who face the very best of young talent in England’s Vanarama National League later this month.

Clayton Green. Image Callum Ellis.

Clayton Green is included in the squad for the second time after playing in the 2-2 draw in Salford last year.

Green’s Barry team-mate Evan Press, a first-year student at USW, is included in the squad for the first time, alongside Kane Owen, who plays his club football in the JD Cymru Premier for Penybont.

Owen and Green were part of Kendall’s, record-breaking 2018-19 unbeaten side who did the double by winning the British Universities and Colleges Sport (BUCS) league and cup.

Kendall will continue his involvement with the side by working as goalkeeping coach.

Jones’ squad of 20 includes nine uncapped players. He said: “This will be the third match between Cymru and England in as many seasons and I believe that we’ve assembled a strong squad to give us the best possible chance in the match.

“We’re excited about playing this match at the home of Caernarfon Town. We know that not only the Cofis passionate fans will come out in support of the Cymru C squad at The Oval but all those in the surrounding area as well, and we can’t wait to bring international football to their doorstep.”

The fixture was introduced in 2018.

Following a win for England ‘C ’at Jenner Park in 2018, goals from Kayne Mclaggon and Adam Roscrow helped Wales C secure a draw last time out at Salford City’s Peninsula Stadium.

The games takes place at the Oval in Caernarfon on March 24.

Wales C squad:

Goalkeepers: Alex Ramsay (Caernarfon Town), Connor Roberts (Aberystwyth Town on loan from The New Saints)

Defenders: Callum Roberts (Connah’s Quay Nomads), Dylan Rees (Cardiff Metropolitan), Luke Cummings (Barry Town United), Emlyn Lewis (Cardiff Metropolitan), Joel Edwards (Cardiff Metropolitan), Nathan Peate (Cefn Druids), Chris Hugh (Barry Town United), Kane Owen (Penybont), Evan Press (Barry Town United)

Midfielders: Aeron Edwards (The New Saints), Clayton Green (Barry Town United), Darren Thomas (Caernarfon Town), Leo Smith (Caernarfon Town), Lee Jenkins (Aberystwyth Town)

Forwards: Chris Venables (Bala Town), Kayne McLaggon (Barry Town United), Will Evans (Cardiff Metropolitan)