Sgorio picks the five Welsh Premier League stars that stood out over the weekend.
Will Fuller (Cardiff Met)
Cardiff Met impressed in their first season in the WPL, but it took them a while to get going last season as they failed to score until their fourth fixture and didn’t pick up a win until their seventh match. They haven’t had such issues this year as they have flown out of the traps, winning their opening two fixtures, netting six goals in the progress. Will Fuller put in a solid performance in the students’ unexpected 3-1 victory over Bangor City on Saturday denying efforts from Brayden Shaw & Gary Taylor-Fletcher.
Danny Shaw (Llandudno)
Like Cardiff Met, it took four games for Llandudno to score last season, but Alan Morgan’s men have netted five goals already this term. Defender Danny Shaw put the visitors ahead at Park Avenue on Friday night with a clever header. The young centre-half also played his part defensively timing a last-ditch tackle perfectly to prevent a certain goal for Geoff Kellaway, ensuring that Llandudno remain the only club not to concede a single goal in the WPL this season.
Callum Morris (Connah’s Quay)
On Saturday, Nomads midfielder, Callum Morris scored his second goal in as many games to send Connah’s Quay back to the top of the table. With Bala and Bangor suffering defeats over the weekend it seems that the Nomads could be the biggest challengers to TNS in the race for the title this year. Andy Morrison’s side had the best defensive record in the league last season, but attacking wise, they scored 54 goals less than champions TNS. It looks like that issue has been addressed as they are currently the league’s top scorers with seven goals in two games.
Wes Fletcher (The New Saints)
Following a disappointing opening weekend defeat to Bangor City, it was vital that The New Saints bounced back against Bala on Saturday afternoon. And that’s exactly what they did, winning comfortably (3-0), and striker Wes Fletcher sent out a message to his doubters as grabbed a well-taken second-half brace. Scott Ruscoe will have been delighted to see Fletcher firing in the goals only days after the departure of talented frontman Scott Quigley who has signed for Blackpool.
Adam Roscrow (Cardiff Met)
It’s fair to say that Cardiff Met’s 3-1 win over Bangor was the biggest shock of the weekend, only a week after the Citizens enjoyed an impressive win over league holders, The New Saints. The Archers’ no.9 Adam Roscrow scored twice at Cyncoed, displaying two quality aspects of his game. Although his first goal was caused by a bit of a defensive calamity, Ruscoe showed pace, power and desire to take full advantage and nod the ball into the net. While his second goal proved that he has tremendous technical ability as he volleyed in a controlled effort with his left foot from the edge of the box into the bottom corner to secure Cardiff Met’s first home win since they beat Bangor 4-0 back in November 2016.
On this day in 1961 one of the legends of Welsh football - Ian Rush - was born.