Sgorio’s Welsh Premier League 5-a-side team of the week.
Michael Jones (Cefn Druids)
It was a great result for Cefn Druids at the Corbett Sports Stadium and although Michael Jones wasn’t too busy between the sticks he did make one cracking save in the second half diving low to deny an Alex Jones effort. After being punished for a mistake against Bangor last weekend in his first WPL game for the Ancients, it was important for Michael Jones to keep a clean sheet against Rhyl to regain his confidence for Cefn Druids.
Wes Baynes (gap Connah’s Quay)
The ‘Goal of the Week’ goes to Wes Baynes for his fantastic free-kick after only two minutes of the Nomads’ match against Bangor which silenced the Nantporth crowd right from the start. The Connah’s Quay right-back has been a vital part of the Nomads’ defence that hasn’t conceded in their last four domestic games.
Jon Routledge (The New Saints)
The man of the match from our live game went to Jon Routledge for his disciplined performance in the TNS midfield. The Sanits’ summer signing sat in front of the back-four, breaking up any slight hint of a Llandudno attack, allowing the more creative midfielders to express themselves further up the pitch. Routledge also chipped in with an assist and distributed the ball effectively for the champions.
Geoff Kellaway (Aberystwyth)
One goal was enough to separate Airbus and Aberystwyth on Sunday, and it was a trademark Geoff Kellaway strike that won the game for the Black & Greens after he beat the offside trap with a darting run and drilled a low shot under the Wingmakers’ new keeper, Ryan Neild. The speedy winger almost grabbed a second goal after the interval but his left-footed pile-drive rattled the Airbus cross-bar.
Jason Oswell (Y Drenewydd)
Jason Oswell scored twice in two minutes to help Newtown claim an impressive win over Carmarthen on Sunday. He took his first goal well, controlling, swivelling and shooting in one slick movement, but there was an element of luck to his second goal as Lee Idzi failed to get his hands on the striker’s tame header. But regardless, Oswell was a persistent threat all game, and always seemed to be free in the opposition’s box as he has the natural gift of being able to create space for himself in front of goal.
On this day in 1956 Portsmouth took on Newcastle United in the first Football League match played under floodlights.