Sgorio picks the five Welsh Premier League stars that stood out over the past week.
Paul Harrison (The New Saints)
Harrison was the hero of the day for TNS in the Irn Bru Cup on Sunday as he kept a clean sheet for 120 minutes, saved two penalties and scored from the spot himself. The Saints’ captain put in a fantastic display against Queen of the South to see his side reach the semi final for the second year running.
Eliot Evans (Cardiff Met)
Cardiff Met climbed to the top of the WPL table for the first time in their history following their 0-2 win away at Prestatyn. It was October’s WPL Player of the Month, Eliot Evans that grabbed both goals for the visitors – the first a clever heel-flick, and the second a well-placed low effort. Despite Emlyn Lewis’ claims that Evans was the worst player on the pitch on Saturday, I’m sure the winger will disagree after climbing to the top of the WPL scorers chart (8 goals – level with A.Roscrow & K.McLaggon)!
Connell Rawlinson (The New Saints)
Connell Rawlinson was like a rock in the middle of the Saints’ defence against Queen of the South on Sunday as the Welsh champions booked their place in the Irn Bru Cup semi final. Rawlinson won everything in the air and made crucial blocks to deny the visitors the break-through.
Dean Rittenberg (Bangor City)
Bangor won 3-2 against Aberystwyth for the second time this season when the clubs met on Tuesday night. Dean Rittenberg came up with the goods once again as he secured the winner 10 minutes from time – his third goal in two games for the Citizens.
Kayne McLaggon (Barry Town)
Barry won 2-0 at home to Llandudno over the weekend and McLaggon was vital to the victory once again, assisting the first goal and scoring the second. As well as netting eight times this term, McLaggon has assisted the only other three goals his team has scored and has therefore contributed directly to 100% of Barry’s goals in the WPL this season.
On this day in 1994, Mike Smith started his second spell in charge of the Welsh national side.