Sgorio choose the Welsh Premier League 5-a-side team of the week.
Dave Jones (Newtown)
Newtown have climbed up into 8th position after an important win at the Corbett Sports Stadium on Saturday. Dave Jones had to make some good stops at the end of the first half to deny efforts from Carl Lamb and Kristian Pierce and keep the Robins ahead. With four games left till the split, Newtown are now five points behind 6th placed Llandudno in the race to reach the Top Six.
Danny Hughes (Llandudno)
Llandudno secured only their second home win of the season with 2-0 win over Carmarthen at Parc Maesdu on Saturday. Danny Hughes was involved in almost every Llandudno attack and scored his first goal of the season to double the Seasiders’ lead in the second half. With challenging games ahead over the Christmas period, Llandudno will have to battle hard to hold on to their place in the top half of the league.
Brayden Shaw (Bangor City)
Bangor have reached the fourth round of the Welsh Cup after knocking out Welsh League Division One side, Ton Pentre over the weekend. The Ynys Park pitch was wet and muddy yet Brayden Shaw managed to get a hold of the game and put the Citizens ahead in the final seconds of the first half. The loanee from Accrington Stanley was named ‘man of the match’ for his performance and played a part in the second goal with his cross leading to Henry Jones’ tap in. Ian Dawes’ side will go on to face Goytre at the Bangor University Stadium in the fourth round.
Adrian Cieslewicz (The New Saints)
Adran Cieslewicz has been sidelined for nearly four months following his double fracture of the skull but was back with a bang on Saturday. It took Cieslewicz only 10 minutes to make an impact after coming on as a substitute against Cardiff Met at Park Hall, scoring The New Saints’ third goal of the game with a cool finish. The champions have won their 23 games in all competitions this season so it won’t be easy for the winger to reclaim his place in the side, but with three goals in only three appearances this term it will be hard to keep him out of the starting line-up.
Jason Oswell (Newtown)
Jason Oswell netted his 9th league goal of the season to help Newtown beat his old club Rhyl on Saturday. As well as grabbing the first goal of the game, Jason Oswell put in a fine physical display that had a great influence on the result. There were two stand-out incidents in the game where Oswell showed his strength and another referee might have blown for a foul, the first when he held off Zyaac Edwards in the middle of the park which incensed the Rhyl midfielder who reacted wildly and was sent off. And late in added time, Oswell once again put his body between the defender and the ball which created the space for Andy Jones to knock in Newtown’s third to secure the three points. Debatable, but an effective performance from the front man.
On this day in 1993 Wales suffered World Cup qualification heartbreak losing 1-2 to Romania in the Arms Park, Cardiff.