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Sgorio pick the Welsh Premier League 5-a-side team of the week.

Dan Lavercombe (Rhyl)
The two bottom sides went head-to-head at the Airfield on Saturday and Rhyl came out victorious and are now only two points behind Aberystwyth and the safety of the 10th spot. Wigan loanee, Dan Lavercombe produced some fine quick reaction saves to deny efforts from Obi Anoruo and Tony Gray and looked solid throughout as Rhyl kept their first clean sheet of 2017.

Danny Hughes (Llandudno)
An unlikely comeback, disallowed goals, controversial decisions and missed penalties all made for a thrilling seven-goal thriller at Park Avenue on Saturday. Danny Hughes scored the goal of the game for the visitors when he started a move in his own half and finished it in style with a fabulous curling effort from outside the box that looped over Aber keeper Chris Mullock and into the top corner. Llandudno now go two points clear of Newtown in the race to secure a place in the play-offs.

Henry Jones (Bangor City)
After scoring twice against the Nomads last weekend, Henry Jones did it again this week against Cardiff Met to make it four goals in two games and to keep his place in the 5-on-form. The creative midfielder has clearly benefited from the vision of the new January signings who seem to be on the same wave length as the Swansea born midfielder. With eight goals in the WPL this season, Henry Jones has been one of the league’s star performers in 2016/17.

Eliot Evans (Cardiff Met)
Despite their dismal defensive display in the first half at Nantporth which left them 3-0 down at the interval, the Cardiff Met students showed great endeavour to fight back to make it 3-2 against Bangor and thought they nicked a point in added time only for the officials to disallow Emlyn Lewis’ headed effort due to a push on Bangor keeper, Connor Roberts. Met winger Eliot Evans was the spark behind every attack for the visitors and he scored a wonderful goal with his left foot from the edge of the box and also created the second after beating his man and delivering a fine ball into the path of Dan Spencer to poke home.

Kieran Smith (Bala Town)
It was always going to be a tight game at Richmond Park between the two unbeaten sides in the Top Six since the split. Bala Town came out winners thanks to an early goal from Kieran Smith after only two minutes of play when he got on the end of a long throw and shifted the ball quickly on to his right foot before firing home. Bala now go six points clear of gap Connah’s Quay in the race for second spot after losing only once in their last 15 league matches (away at Rhyl).