Sgorio’s Welsh Premier League 5-a-side team of the week.
Dave Roberts: Roberts made a fantastic save from Tom Field’s penalty to secure the three points for MBi Llandudno against Airbus on Saturday. Llandudno have looked dangerous on the counter-attack this season with Dave Roberts always looking to break from the back, starting attacks that led to Llandudno’s first goal of the season against Aberystwyth, as well as their winner against Airbus on Saturday.
Cortez Belle: The physical defender had to fill in as a striker for the Steelmen at the Corbett Sports Stadium on Saturday in the absence of Martin Rose and managed to score the only goal of the game to send Port Talbot up to third. Belle was a nuisance all game, and as he did for the Nomads last season, he proved he’s a dangerous aerial threat in the final third.
Nick Rushton: Three goals in three matches for Rushton has helped the Nomads to gather some points and climb up the table. After netting in gap Connah’s Quay’s win against Rhyl last week, Rushton scored again on Tuesday against Prestatyn in the Word Cup before adding another over the weekend at Park Avenue to claim a good point away to Aberystwyth.
Greg Draper: Draper scored five times in The New Saints’ 7-1 thrashing of Holywell in the Word Cup. The striker was also a threat against Bangor on Friday night and was kept out on numerous occasions by fine stops from visiting keeper, Connor Roberts.
Mark Connolly: Mark Connolly scored his first league goal of the season to inspire Bala’s late come-back to beat Newtown 2-3 on Saturday. Bala’s no.7 played a key part in all three of the Lakesiders’ goals, scoring the first, crossing for the second and his deflected effort scraped Stephen Brown on the way in for the 97th minute winner at Latham Park to keep Bala level on points with The New Saints.
On this day in 1961 one of the legends of Welsh football - Ian Rush - was born.