Sgorio choose the Welsh Premier League 5-a-side team of the week.
Owen Evans (Rhyl)
Owen Evans ended his loan spell with Rhyl from Wigan Athletic with a fantastic performance at home against Bala Town. It was only four days since the Lilywhites were thrashed 6-1 by Bala at Maes Tegid, but Rhyl managed to get their own back on Friday night. Rhyl came out 2-0 winners in a surprise defeat for Bala following nine consecutive wins in all competitions. Three days later Owen Evans was named on the bench for Wigan in their Championship match against Huddersfield.
George Horan (gap Connah’s Quay)
George Horan returned to the gap Connah’s Quay starting 11 after a four month absence through injury, and he couldn’t have dreamt of a better way to return to the side than with a hat-trick. The solid centre-half hadn’t played since August but looked as strong as ever as he scored three times from set plays to help his side brush aside Airbus UK for the second time in a week.
Joe Clarke (Aberystwyth)
Joe Clarke scored two dramatic goals for Aberystwyth at Latham Park on Saturday. The first was a wonderful volley from the edge of the box that flew past Dave Jones into the top corner, and the second was a last minute equaliser that put his club straight back in the race for the Top Six. The tidy midfielder hadn’t scored for his new club until this weekend, but it sure was worth the wait to see his terrific strike in the first half.
Mark Jones (Carmarthen)
Carmarthen came from behind secure all three points points against Cardiff Met who have been hard to beat at Cyncoed this season, and to keep their grasp on the all-important sixth position. Mark Jones equalised from the spot before burying a powerful header to secure the victory for Mark Aizlewood’s men. The physical forward has scored seven and made seven assists for the Old Gold in the WPL this season.
Marc Williams (Llandudno)
There was a look of relief on the face of Marc Williams after he scored the only goal of the game for Llandudno against Bangor on New Year’s Day. Last year’s ‘Player of the Season’ has struggled with injury this season which has effected his performances but his goal on Sunday means that Alan Morgan’s side go into the last game before the split still in with a chance of making the Top Six.
On this day in 1966, Swansea Town played their first European match on home soil as Slavia Sofia visited the Vetch.