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Thursday, 15 Oct 2015, 09:40

Sgorio’s Welsh Premier League 5-a-side team of the week.

Dave Jones: After losing their influencial captain, Shane Sutton through injury some anticipated that Newtown would struggle against the strong attacking threats of Airbus and Aberystwyth this week. But the Robins thrashed Airbus with a shock 1-4 away win before keeping a clean-sheet in a goalless draw with Aber. Although Jones didn’t have too much saves to make his communication was impressive as he directed his back-line to keep out some of the league’s top scorers, Tony Gray, Jamie Reed and Chris Venables.

Craig Williams: Two clean sheets for Aberystwyth this week which is quite an achievement considering they had a winger playing at left back. Williams has been effective down the left flank creating four goals this season, but has done a job at left back for Ian Hughes’ side this week, and has done it well as Bala nor Newtown managed to score against the Seasiders in their last two games.

Kieran Howard: Howard scored a perfect free-kick on Saturday as Haverfordwest climbed to 8th position in the Welsh Premier League. The bearded midfielder was pivotal in the Bluebirds’ wins against Port Talbot and Bangor this week. He crossed for the first goal against Bangor taking his assist tally to four this season. Sion Edwards from Bangor City is the only player with more assists in the WPL this term (5).

Liam Thomas: After losing 6-1 on Tuesday to champions TNS, the Old Gold bounced back brilliantly with a 1-4 win against Rhyl at the Corbett Sport Stadium. Liam Thomas isn’t the tallest of players but three headers have secured his place in this week’s ‘Five-on-form’. The first from a great leap which hit the bar, falling to Mark Jones to knock in the first goal of the game. The second a front-post flick from a corner which fell to Chris Thomas to score the second. And the third was his goal, the slightest of touches, but Thomas showed great vision to find the net with a delicate finish.

Scott Quigley: Star of the week was Scott Quigley who netted five times in two matches. The physical forward scored a hat-trick at Richmond Park on Tuesday, the second goal a beauty into the top corner which earned him a place up-front against the Nomads at the expense of Michael Wilde and Greg Draper who were dropped to the bench. Quigley relished his chance and scored twice to put The New Saints five points clear at the top of the table.