Sgorio picks the five players that stood out in the Welsh Premier League over the weekend.
Chris Mullock (Aberystwyth)
Although his side did throw away two points in injury time, Aber could have left Richmond Park empty handed if it wasn’t for some great saves by Chris Mullock. The Seasiders are still not completely clear of the drop zone but by avoiding defeat against Carmarthen on Sunday, it’s looking more and more likely that Neville Powell’s side will be staying in the Welsh Premier League.
Declan Walker (Aberystwyth)
Not often do you witness a right back completing a hat-trick in any league, but that’s exactly what Declan Walker did for Aberystwyth on Sunday as his remarkable run in front of goal continues. With 11 goals in all competitions (10 WPL, 1 Welsh Cup), the Aber defender has surely earned his place in the ‘WPL Team of the Season’.
Steven Hewitt (Bangor City)
Steven Hewitt scored both goals in Bangor’s 2-0 away win at the Rock on Friday night to lift the Citizens up to 2nd place. The central midfielder’s attacking contribution might have won Bangor the game but he was also key in securing the Citizens’ third clean sheet in four games.
James Demetriou (Barry Town)
Following an early injury to Kayne McLaggon, substitute James Demetriou stepped onto the field, and he later stepped off it with the match ball in hand after claiming Barry’s first WPL hat-trick since Jamie Moralee in 2002. Barry Town are the only team to have won all their games since the league split and are in poll position in the Bottom Six.
Les Davies (Bala Town)
One goal was enough for Bala Town on Saturday to claim their third win over Cardiff Met this season. Les Davies scored the only goal of the game, after capitalising on a defensive error and striking a thunderous effort from the edge of the box into the top corner. The Lakesiders have not scored more than once in any of their last seven games, but Colin Caton won’t worry too much about it as long his side stay in contention for that all-important 2nd spot.
On this day in 1966, Swansea Town played their first European match on home soil as Slavia Sofia visited the Vetch.