Sgorio pick the Welsh Premier League 5-a-side team of the week.
Paul Harrison (The New Saints)
The New Saints secured their sixth consecutive WPL title by beating Bangor 4-0 on Saturday. Paul Harrison has been the club’s no.1 throughout their dominant run and the club captain has been an exceptional leader for the Saints since joining in 2007. Harrison made a few important saves in the first phase when the score was still tied to help his side push on to claim their 11th WPL title.
Alex Fletcher (Newtown)
Alex Fletcher has been one of Newtown’s most consistent performers since arriving at Latham park from Tividale over the summer. The young midfielder scored twice against Airbus on Saturday as the Robins made it four consecutive wins since the split. He headed in his first of the afternoon after a well-timed run into the box, and he took his second cleverly by giving the keeper the eye that he was going for the far post before pulling his shot in at the near post and into the back of the net.
Toby Jones (Rhyl)
It was a battle for survival between Rhyl and Aberystwyth at the Corbett Sports Stadium on Friday night. Despite going ahead in the 4th minute, the Lilywhites were 2-1 down with only eight minutes to go, but Toby Jones produced a wonderful free-kick to equalise and to gain a valuable point for his side. There’s not many harder skills on a football pitch than to be able to get a free-kick up and over the wall and back down to find the net, and that’s what Jones did leaving Aber keeper Chris Mullock with no chance.
Jamie Mullan (The New Saints)
Jamie Mullan was the man of the match at Park Hall as TNS made it six WPL titles on the bounce. Bangor’s make-shift left-back Sion Edwards will not want to see Jamie Mullan for a while as he tore the Citizens’ defence apart to score twice and make one assist in the Saints’ 4-0 victory. The pacey winger looked so comfortable and composed on the ball and stole the show on Saturday.
Liam Thomas (Carmarthen)
With one goal and one assist at Cyncoed, Carmarthen striker Liam Thomas returns to the 5-on-form side this week. Thomas showed good technique to keep the ball alive and deliver a dangerous cross for Lee Surman to nod in the Old Gold’s first goal, and the attacker did what he did best with a clinical finish for the second. Liam Thomas now has nine goals this season and is only three goals behind Carmarthen’s all time WPL top scorer Danny Thomas (56).
On this day in 1900 one of the biggest characters in football made his debut for Wales.