Sgorio picks the Welsh Premier League 5-a-side team of the week.
Gary Taylor-Fletcher (Bangor City)
In only his second game in charge as Bangor City’s player-manager, Gary Taylor-Fletcher managed to inspire his side to beat The New Saints for the first time in four years. The Citizens had not won any of their last 17 league games against the champions before their 3-0 win at Nantporth on Good Friday. It was a day to remember for the ex-Leicester and Blackpool man who also got his name on the score-sheet to claim his first goal in the Welsh Premier League.
Luke Borrelli (Aberystwyth)
Luke Borrelli struck twice against Rhyl at Park Avenue on Friday to save his club from the drop and to send Rhyl out of the league. It was a tense encounter between two sides hoping to avoid relegation and it was Borrelli that scored the first of four goals for Aberystwyth before adding his second after the break. Credit must go to Tony Pennock and Wayne Jones who have managed to turn things around for the Seasiders as Aberystwyth kept their third consecutive clean sheet.
Will Evans (Cardiff Met)
Cardiff Met won their first game since the split by thrashing Carmarthen 4-0 at the Cymru Tyres Stadium on Friday. Will Evans netted the best goal of the game as he smashed in a left footed volley from a Kyle McCarthy crossing the first half. The result will give the students a psychological boost before they face the Old Gold once more in the play-off semi final next month.
Ashley Ruane (Cefn Druids)
Ashley Ruane keeps his place in the 5-on-form for a second week running following his fine performance against Llandudno this weekend. The Merseyside striker made two assists for his attacking partner, Michael Pritchard, before adding a goal himself after the break as he caught the visiting keeper off-guard with a fantastic effort from outside the box. The result secured the Druids’ safety in the WPL and manager Huw Griffiths was over the moon as the Ancients have not managed to end a season in the top flight without being relegated since 2008/09.
Jason Oswell (Y Drenewydd)
Newtown star man Jason Oswell grabbed his third hat-trick of the season at the Airfield on Friday as the Robins secured their place in the play-offs and the striker took a giant step towards securing the Golden Boot. Chris Hughes’ side came out 7-0 winners against relegated Airbus, and it was the seventh goal that proved Oswell’s outstanding talent as he somehow beat the opposition’s keeper with an acrobatic back-heel volley that went in off the post. Newtown fans will be bitterly disappointed that Jason Oswell won’t be available for their play-off match against Bangor City as Chris Hughes revealed that the striker has work engagements and will miss the match at Nantporth.
On this day in 1966, Swansea Town played their first European match on home soil as Slavia Sofia visited the Vetch.