Sgorio’s Welsh Premier League 5-a-side team of the week.
Dave Jones (Newtown)
Terry McCormick was so close to claiming his place in the team of the week for the second week in a row after pulling off some remarkable stops for Rhyl against gap Connah’s Quay on Saturday. But as he failed to deal with a deflected cross in the 97th minute which cost Rhyl the match, we sadly had to find a replacement! Dave Jones comes in for two good stops in Newtown’s big win against Carmarthen – the first with his feet to deny Lewis Harling, and the second a quick reaction save from a Mark Jones header.
Rob Pearson (Bala Town)
Robbie has performed consistently in the Bala midfield since joining the club in 2014. Pearson does the donkey work in front of the back four, blocking the pass to the oppositions strikers and hassling anyone that tries to run through the Bala midfield. The curly haired gent from Chester does the simple things well with no fuss and was awarded with his first goal in the WPL on Friday night, and an important goal too to clinch a point away from home against The New Saints.
Sean Miller (gap Connah’s Quay)
Sean Miller came on as a half time substitute against Rhyl with the Nomads a goal behind. Wingers Nick Rushton and Robbie Parry had failed to have an impact on the game but Miller certainly did leave his mark. He created a great chance for Robbie Parry with a well placed pull-back after beating the defender with his pace, but Parry’s shot flew over the bar. Miller played a vital role in both of gap’s goals, taking out four or five defenders with a positive run to create space for Wes Baynes’ goal before getting on the score-sheet himself with a freak deflected cross that somehow ended up in the net to win the game for Andy Morrison’s side in the 97th minute.
Chris Venables (Aberystwyth)
Chris Venables played in a deeper role for Aberystwyth on Saturday but still managed to grab two goals for himself as Aber thrashed Bangor 4-0. It’s been a slow start for Aberystwyth and Chris Venables but with two goals in three games, Venners has closed the gap and is now only two goals behind the league’s leading scorers and will surely be eyeing a hat-trick of Golden Boots.
Marc Williams (MBi Llandudno)
Marc Williams is in the team again after scoring a wonder goal against Port Talbot on Saturday. Williams’ volley flew over Conah McFenton and hit the back of the net before the keeper had even time to blink. The Llandudno striker remains joint top-scorer with Tony Gray with 12 goals each in the WPL this season.