Sgorio’sWelsh Premier League 5-a-side team of the week.
Jonathan Hood (Port Talbot)
Not many players can say that they’ve scored a goal and saved a penalty in the same game, but that’s exactly what Jonathan Hood did against Newtown on Saturday. Hood netted his 7th goal of the season to put Port Talbot in front halfway through the first half. But after substitute keeper Conah McFenton was sent off less than 15 minutes after replacing the injured Steve Cann, winger Hood had to step in between the sticks to face Sean Evans’ penalty. Although Evans’ scored his first half penalty he faced another spot kick in the dying minutes of the game and managed to get the better of Sean Evans to save his effort, also saving a vital point for Port Talbot.
Aeron Edwards (The New Saints)
Aeron Edwards was the man of the match for The New Saints on Saturday as they hit four past the Wingmakers. Edwards controlled the game from midfield and didn’t put a foot wrong throughout the 90 minutes. He assisted Cieslewicz’s second goal with a well weighted pass and he also got on the score sheet himself with a deep-lying run from midfield and a powerful left footed finish.
Leo Riley (MBi Llandudno)
For the second week on the bounce one goal has been enough to secure the three points for MBi Llandudno, and for the second week on the bounce it’s been Leo Riley that has produced the goods. It wasn’t a classic encounter between Llandudno and gap Connah’s Quay as both teams looked to continue their recent good form. The Nomads had won all three league games since Andy Morrison joined the coaching staff but Leo Riley brought the run to an end, and although his shot was deflected for the goal, he had found good space for himself therefore gets his place in the team for the second week running.
Connor Bell (Rhyl)
Connor Bell was very lively at Bridge Meadow as Rhyl shared a point with bottom side Haverfordwest. The nippy attacker scored the Lilywhites’ equalizer with a deflected free-kick and also created several chances for himself and his team mates with quick feet and good positioning. Bell was a handful and could’ve scored two or three had Craig ‘Hovis’ Morris not made some important saves for the Bluebirds.
Adrian Cieslewicz (The New Saints)
Even Usain Bolt would’ve struggled to keep up with Adrian Cieslewicz on Saturday as the winger showed unreal pace to get up and down the flanks. Cieslewicz looked hungry for a goal and displayed great desire to get in behind the Airbus defence before opening his body to finish across the keeper to score both of his goals, which is a hard skill when moving at such speed, but Ciss made it all look so easy.
On this day in 1961 one of the legends of Welsh football - Ian Rush - was born.