Sgorio picks the five players that stood out in the Welsh Premier League over the weekend.
John Danby (Connah’s Quay)
Connah’s Quay’s 1-0 away win at Bala on Friday night has lifted them back into 2nd place. The Nomads have the best defensive record in the WPL, and keeper John Danby, who has played every second for his club this season has kept 11 clean sheets in 28 league games. This was Danby’s 125th appearance for the Nomads and he has been a great asset to the side as they have developed into one of the strongest clubs in the country.
Jay Gibbs (Llandudno)
Despite being on the losing team at Latham Park on Saturday, midfielder Jay Gibbs put in a good performance for the visiting Llandudno. Jay Gibbs grabbed a brace, scoring his first goals for Llandudno and his first goals in the WPL since signing for Iwan Williams’ side in January.
Jordan Cotterill (Barry Town)
Barry Town are the only club to have won every game since the league split, and Cotterill was once again highly influential for Gavin Chesterfield’s side over the weekend. The Barry no.10 scored the opener against Aberystwyth and the victory leaves the Dragons six points clear in the race for the play-offs.
Alex Darlington (Bangor City)
Alex Darlington scored his first goal for Bangor City in their vital win at Cyncoed on Saturday. The Citizens needed a win to go level on points with the Nomads in the battle for Europe, and it promises to be a close race to the finish line for 2nd place this season.
Greg Draper (The New Saints)
Greg Draper had to wait a while to reach the 100 goal milestone in the WPL, but when it finally came he went on to score four against Cefn Druids on Sunday. The TNS striker will be tough to catch in the race for the Golden Boot as he has now scored six goals more than anyone else in the WPL this season (19). Draper was also the last player to score four goals in one game in the WPL, those goals came against Newtown almost exactly three years ago.
On this day in 1961 one of the legends of Welsh football - Ian Rush - was born.