Sgorio picks the five players that stood out in the Welsh Cup fourth round over the weekend.
Dave Jones (Newtown)
Keeper Dave Jones was the hero for Newtown on Saturday as their game went to penalties at Flint with Jones saving twice from the spot. Jones made several impressive stops during the match to send the Robins into the hat for the quarter finals.
Joel Bembo-Leta (Bangor City)
Joel Bembo-Leta marked his first appearance for Bangor City with a brace against Llanrhaeadr-ym-Mochnant. It was a sticky pitch but Bembo-Leta managed to showcase his footballing talent as well as his acrobatic ability with a fine back-flip celebration!
Toby Jones (Llandudno)
Llandudno rode their luck a little against Ruthin on Saturday evening but Toby Jones was key to the home side’s success scoring twice for the Seasiders. Jones got Llandudno off the mark in the first half with a fine strike from the edge of the box, but after Ruthing fought back to take the game into extra time, the speedy winger killed the game with Llandudno’s fourth goal.
Dean Ebbe (The New Saints)
Dean Ebbe made his first start for TNS on Friday night, and it was a game to remember for the Irish man who scored twice for the league champions. He took his second goal well, lifting the ball delicately over the Cofi keeper, and will be strong competition for Greg Draper in a place in the starting 11.
Christopher Colvin-Owens (Penydarren BGC)
Colvin-Owens won the ‘Player of the Round’ award in the 3rd round of the Welsh Cup and will be a contender yet again in the 4th round after his two goals saw Penydarren knock out Pontypridd. Penydarren, from the fifth tier of Welsh football are the only non-WPL club to reach the last eight of the Welsh Cup – there are more than 150 clubs ranked higher than them in the Welsh pyramid which highlights their remarkable achievement.
On this day in 1959 Vic Rouse became the first player from the Fourth Division to win an international cap.