Sgorio picks the five Welsh Premier League stars that stood out over the weekend.
Paul Harrison (The New Saints)
TNS went 12 points clear at the top of the WPL table following a 2-1 victory over Bangor City at the weekend. Skipper Paul Harrison made several important stops to deny the Citizens’ attackers and looked as passionate as ever between the sticks for the champions.
Craig Williams (Newtown)
Right back Craig Williams was influential in the Robins’ 3-0 win at home to Prestatyn on Saturday, keeping a clean sheet and contributing in the attacking half. Williams played a perfectly measured cross-field pass that led to the first goal and assisted the third with a great ball across the face of goal. Newtown captain Craig Williams recently broke the club record for most appearances in the WPL (323 apps to date).
Neil Ashton (Cefn Druids)
A clean sheet against Llandudno on Saturday was enough for Cefn Druids to secure their place in the Top Six of WPL for the first time in their history. Captain Neil Ashton’s leadership and experience as has been vital in the Ancients’ success and he proved his worth over the weekend with another solid performance at the back.
Joe Phillips (Aberystwyth)
Joe Phillips scored his first Aberystwyth hat-trick over the weekend, and that against the side with the best defensive record in the league. It was a ‘perfect hat-trick’ for Phillips against Connah’s Quay as he scored with his right foot, left foot and his head.
Jordan Evans (Bala Town)
Jordan Evans was the man of the match at Jenner Park on Saturday but Bala had to work hard for the win. Evans was creative and lively in midfield and played a key part in the only goal of the game to secure the win in what was Colin Caton’s 600th game in charge for the Lakesiders.
On this day in 1900 one of the biggest characters in football made his debut for Wales.