Sgorio picks the five players that stood out in the Welsh Premier League over the weekend.
Michael Jones (Cefn Druids)
Michael Jones kept a clean sheet for the Druids against Connah’s Quay on Friday night to ensure that the club finished in 5th place – their highest ever finish in the WPL. The result gives Cefn Druids an advantage ahead of the play-offs as they will either play at home in the semi-final or receive a bye into the final, depending on the Welsh Cup final result.
Matty Owen (Cefn Druids)
Matty Owen scored the opener against his former club at the Rock on Friday night with a neatly placed finish from the edge of the box. The home team frustrated a strong Nomads side who ended up seeing midfielder Callum Morris sent off for lashing out in anger at Druids’ Michael Pritchard.
Steven Hewitt (Bangor City)
It’s been a tough week for Bangor City, but the players did not disappoint in their final appearance of the season. The Citizens’ opener at Maes Tegid was a thing of beauty, an 18 pass move that started from the keeper involving nine Bangor players ending with a well-timed run into the box from Steven Hewitt. The midfielder also played his part in the 90th minute winner with a delightful cross field pass to George Harry who rifled the ball into the top corner from a tight angle.
John Owen (Aberystwyth)
The mid-Wales derby produced a goal-fest at Park Avenue on the final weekend of the WPL season as Aberystwyth came out 5-3 winners against Newtown. John Owen got the scoring going with a lovely lofted effort from a tight angle (although the ball might have gone out for a throw-in seconds earlier..!), and he assisted the second goal combining well with Declan Walker down the right. Let’s hope Aberystwyth can put another great show for us next weekend when they meet Connah’s Quay in the Welsh Cup final.
Jonathan Hood (Barry Town)
Barry’s Jonathan Hood keeps his place in the 5-on-form team after netting his fourth goal in as many games to secure the win for the Dragons against Carmarthen. Barry have gone unbeaten in the second phase and will face either Bala or Cardiff Met in the play-off semi final in two weeks time.
On this day in 2006, former Welsh international Clayton Blackmore was appointed manager of Bangor City.