Sgorio’s Welsh Premier League 5-a-side team of the week.
Ryan Neild (Airbus UK)
With two outstanding saves to deny Cefn Druids’ Michael Pritchard twice at the Airfield on Sunday, Ryan Neild makes his first appearance in Sgorio’s 5-on-form. The Wingmakers’ no.1 will be slightly disappointed with the manner he conceded two late goals but three first half goals were enough to secure Airbus’ first win in the WPL since the opening weekend of the season.
Kyle McCarthy (Cardiff Met)
Met Cardiff are finally off the mark with their first win in the WPL at the seventh attempt thanks to a Kyle McCarthy spot kick. As well as scoring the only goal of the game, McCarthy also produced a heroic goal-line clearance minutes after putting his team ahead to deny Llandudno’s Marc Williams from equalising.
Chris Seargeant (The New Saints)
With another two penalties over the weekend, Chris Seargeant remains on top of the WPL top scorer chart with seven goals to his name (4 pens, 1 free kick, 1 corner, 1 from open play). As well as topping the goal chart, Seargeant created two more goals against Bala to put him top of the assist chart with six assists this season. The Saints’ midfielder has already equalled his highest ever goal tally in a WPL season (seven goals for Bangor in 2008/09) and has been pivotal in the champions dominant run so far this season.
Les Davies (gap Connah’s Quay)
Les Davies was picked ahead of Michael Wilde as the Nomads’ striker on Sunday and the physical frontman had a point to prove to his manager, Andy Morrison. The Truck scored twice with two headers after out-muscling the Aberystwyth defenders to help the Nomads secure an emphatic 4-0 win and remain six points behind the league leaders.
Jason Oswell (Newtown)
Jason Oswell will feel frustrated that his hat-trick was not enough to collect all three points against his former club, Rhyl on Saturday. The Robins’ dangerman had put Newtown ahead with two headers before completing his hat-trick with a fine curled effort from outside the box. But Rhyl fought back with two goals within two minutes to leave Chris Hughes’ side without a win in their last five league outings.
On this day in 1956 Portsmouth took on Newcastle United in the first Football League match played under floodlights.