Sgorio picks the Welsh Premier League 5-a-side team of the week.
John Danby (gap Connah’s Quay)
The Nomads lost at Park Hall on Friday night but John Danby made some outstanding saves for the away side. Danby has only conceded more than once in four of his 28 league appearances this season, keeping 12 clean sheets. gap Connah’s Quay need two points from their remaining two league fixtures to secure a place in Europe for the second season on the bounce.
Chris Rimmer (Rhyl)
The Lilywhites came from behind to beat Airbus on Saturday to send the Wingmakers out of the WPL and to keep their own hopes of survival alive for another week. Defender Chris Rimmer was a rock in the Rhyl defence and scored the equaliser for Rhyl with a strong header in the 77th minute, before Steve Lewis supplied the winner two minutes from time. With Aber also winning over the weekend, the match between the two struggling sides will be of huge importance this Friday night.
Laurence Wilson (Bangor City)
It was a winning start to Gary Taylor-Fletcher’s tenure as Bangor’s player-manager in the capital on Sunday. Laurence Wilson scored his first Bangor goal with a delightful free-kick from a tight angle. The Citizens are still in the race for 3rd place, but will need to win both their remaining fixtures if they are to catch up with the Nomads.
Malcolm Melvin (Aberystwyth)
Malcolm Melvin was named man of the match at Parc Maesdu in the live Sgorio fixture on Sunday as Aberystwyth claimed a 2-0 win over Llandudno. Melvin had a very tidy game in the Aber midfield and also got on the score sheet, grabbing Aber’s second goal to secure the three points in the second half. The victory leaves Aber in the driving seat in their relegation battle with Rhyl, and a win against the Lilywhites on Friday would relegate Rhyl and ensure Aberystwyth’s safety.
Ashley Ruane (Cefn Druids)
Ashley Ruane scored a lovely goal as Cefn Druids picked up a good point away from home at Newtown on Saturday to take a step closer to safety. It was Ruane’s 10th goal of the season, making him only the second player to reach double figures in a season for the Druids in the ‘Super Twelve’ era – Derek Taylor (11) 2014/15. It was a cracking strike, and a ‘special’ celebration to go with it!
On this day in 1956 Portsmouth took on Newcastle United in the first Football League match played under floodlights.