Sgorio picks the five Welsh Premier League players that stood out over the weekend.
Ashley Morris (Bala Town)
Bala Town claimed their first away point of the season at the home of the champions in a goalless draw on Friday night. TNS had scored 17 goals in three home matches in the WPL this season before welcoming Bala (scored at least 5 goals in all games). Morris secured his first clean sheet of the season and Bala’s first clean sheet at Park Hall in nine years (October 2009).
Callum Morris (Connah’s Quay)
Callum Morris grabbed his first WPL hat-trick in Connah’s Quay’s comfortable win at Llandudno on Saturday night. The midfielder scored twice from the spot in the second half following a fine first half volley to become the first Nomads player to score a hat-trick in the WPL since George Horan vs Airbus back in December 2016.
Danny Brookwell (Caernarfon)
Pacey winger Danny Brookwell scored his first WPL goal in Caernarfon’s 3-0 victory at home to Llandudno this weekend. Brookwell combined well with Nathan Craig down the left flank to help the Cofis climb up to 4th place in the WPL.
Jordan Cotterill (Barry Town)
Jordan Cotterill has missed the start of the season due to an injury but returned in some style on Saturday. The Barry captain was introduced in the second half when his team were trailing 0-1 and made an instant impact with a wonderful strike to equalise, before providing the assist for the winning goal in the 92 minute.
Neil Mitchell (Newtown)
Neil Mitchell made his 200th WPL appearance for the Robins over the weekend, and marked the milestone with a quality goal from the edge of the box which turned out to be the winner against Cardiff Met. Mitchell has scored 42 times in 200 matches which includes some memorable strikes away at Connah’s Quay and at home against Rhyl.
On this day in 1966, Swansea Town played their first European match on home soil as Slavia Sofia visited the Vetch.