Sgorio picks the five players that stood out in the Welsh Premier League over the weekend.
Lewis Thomas (Carmarthen)
Carmarthen have won three games on the bounce for the first time since October 2015, closing the gap on Aberystwyth o seven points. Loanee keeper, Lewis Thomas made some great saves to deny long-range efforts from Ryan Kershaw over the weekend as the Old Gold continue their efforts to avoid the drop.
Aeron Edwards (The New Saints)
Aeron Edwards netted twice against Bangor City on Friday night as TNS took a step closer towards securing their 7th consecutive WPL title. Its the first time Edwards has scored more than once in a league match since grabbing a hat-trick against Cefn Druids back in November 2009.
Aiden O’Kelly (Carmarthen)
Aiden O’Kelly scored a thunderous strike form outside the area in Carmarthen’s 3-2 win against Newtown on Saturday. It was his first WPL goal, although he has already struck for the Old Gold in the Welsh Cup with a fine volley against Airbus which was nominated for the January Goal of the Month.
John Owen (Aberystwyth)
John Owen was the man of the match for Aber against Llandudno on Friday night as he scored and assisted against his previous club. When the frontman is on the top of his game, he has the ability to take control of any match, and it was an important win for Aber in their attempt to stay clear of the bottom two.
Michael Bakare (Connah’s Quay)
Michael Bakare scored for the third game running, as the Nomads took all three points from Cyncoed on Sunday afternoon. Connah’s Quay haven’t conceded in their last six games against the students and are unbeaten in their seven meetings in the WPL. Bakare might have to reconsider his goal celebration as punching the corner flag cost him a yellow card this weekend as he snapped the flag pole in half!
On this day in 1994, Mike Smith started his second spell in charge of the Welsh national side.