Sgorio’s Welsh Premier League 5-a-side team of the week.
Alex Lynch (Bala Town)
After 128 consecutive WPL games between the sticks for Bala Town, Ashley Morris was absent from the Bala squad on Saturday, and young Holyhead-born stopper Alex Lynch filled in the void producing a fine display on his debut. Lynch made several good saves, topped off by a penalty save to secure a point for the Lakesiders which will leave manager Colin Caton with a tough decision as to who will be his no.1 when Morris returns to the squad.
Dwaine Bailey (Carmarthen)
Dwaine Bailey was named man of the match at Richmond Park on Saturday as he kept the experienced Nomads’ strike duo of Michael Wilde and Les Davies under close watch all game. With the guidance of new signing, Lee Surman partnering Bailey at the back for the Old Gold this season, it seems that they have a strong core in the heart of the defence that will put Aizlewood’s men in good stead this season.
Chris Seargeant (The New Saints)
It looked like Chris Seargeant had lost his place to Jon Routledge in the TNS midifield over the summer but the 29 year old Liverpudlian was back to his best on Sunday as he controlled the game in the middle of the park. Seargeant’s distribution was of top quality as he displayed great vision and accuracy to pick out the wingers with clever passes with one chipped ball leading to the Saints’ second goal.
Henry Jones (Bangor City)
Two of Andy Legg’s new signings got off the mark with debut goals for Bangor City on Friday night to give the Citizens a positive start to the season. Henry Jones, who arrived from the Swansea academy over the summer looked lively and dangerous under the Nantporth floodlights and was awarded for his tireless work after he closed down Druids keeper, Michael Jones, and nicked the ball to grab a goal and seal the three points for Andy Legg’s side.
Chris Jones (Aberystwyth)
There weren’t many goals to pick from on the opening weekend, but the ‘Goal of the Week’ certainly goes to Chris Jones for his terrific free-kick againt his old club, The New Saints. It was a frustrating season for Jones, with Port Talbot last year, and now the ex WPL Young Player of the Year in 2010/11 will hope to produce more moments of magic like this to kick start his period with the Black & Greens.