Sgorio picks this weeks Welsh Premier League 5-a-side team of the week after a double set of fixtures in the past seven days.
John Danby (gap Connah’s Quay)
The Nomads faced two tough challenges this week, welcoming Llandudno and the in-form Rhyl to Deeside Stadium in the past six days. John Danby only conceded once during the week, and that goal looked dubious as Marc Williams seemed to be in an offside position before equalising for Llandudno on Tuesday night. gap Connah’s Quay remain in 2nd place and remain unbeaten after only conceding three goals in nine games this season – the strongest defence in the league.
Chris Baker (Cardiff Met)
It’s been a fantastic week for Cardiff Met who won three games on the bounce to climb up to 5th position after failing to win any of their opening six games since being promoted to the Welsh Premier League. Chris Baker’s wonderful volley was the difference between the students and Aberystwyth on Saturday as the substitute showed great audacity to send the ball over Chris Mullock and into the back of the net, creating a magical moment out of nothing.
Ryan Edwards (Airbus UK)
Ryan Edwards scored twice at Latham Park on Saturday as Airbus eased past Newtown to climb up from the bottom of the table into 7th place. Both goals were very similar as the Robins continue to struggle to deal with long balls over the top of the defence, Tony Gray then does well to find Edwards who places the ball neatly into the bottom corner on both occasions.
Geoff Kellaway (Aberystwyth)
Geoff Kellaway was on fire at Richmond Park on Tuesday night as he struck a hat-trick in a 0-5 thumping against his former club. Kellaway displayed frightening pace to leave the Carmarthen defenders in his trail before smashing past Lee Idzi in what was a perfect performance from the Aber no.7. Unfortunately for Matthew Bishop, Kellaway suffered a thigh injury on Saturday and had to be replaced in the opening stages of the live game against Cardiff Met, and the Black & Greens missed his presence in the frontline as they went on to lose the game.
Alex Darlington (The New Saints)
Alex Darlington showed two glimpses of pure class in the past week, smashing in a terrific volley in the 0-2 victory against Bala on Tuesday night before producing a delightful penetrating pass to set up Greg Draper’s winner against Carmarthen on Sunday. Darlington’s return to fitness has helped the Saints to keep their 100% record after nine games this season as the champions stay eight points clear at the top of the table.
On this day in 1956 Portsmouth took on Newcastle United in the first Football League match played under floodlights.