Sgorio‘s Rhys Llwyd picks the Welsh Premier League 5-a-side team of the week – Kieran Smith is named once again!
Dave Roberts (Llandudno)
Llandudno thought they had done enough to beat Newtown and climb into 7th spot on Sunday, but Jason Oswell had other ideas as he equalised with a 92nd minute strike. There wasn’t much Roberts could’ve done to deny Newtown’s two goals but he did pull off a remarkable save to stop a low Nick Rushton effort in the second half, and without that save Llandudno could’ve left Latham Park empty handed.
Ellis Healing (Cefn Druids)
Ellis Healing made quite an impact after coming on as a half-time substitute for Cefn Druids on Friday night as he created a goal for Michael Pritchard with a strong, determined run from midfield, and got on the score sheet himself after doing well to keep the ball in play before smashing into the top corner from the edge of the box. The three points leaves Huw Griffiths’ side four points above the drop zone with four games left to play, and another win against Aberystwyth next weekend could more or less secure the Druids’ place in the league for next season.
Ryan Fraughan (Airbus UK)
Airbus were 2-0 down to Aberystwyth after only 20 minutes on Saturday and looked to be on their way down to the Huws Gray Alliance, but managed to pull off a great come-back to fight to live another day in the WPL. The Wingmakers scored four times to win 4-2 and Ryan Fraughan played a vital part in all four goals with dangerous left foot crosses, and his positivity on the ball helped Andy Thomas’ side to keep their survival hopes alive for another week.
Kieran Smith (Bala Town)
Kieran Smith grabbed a brace for Bala Town at Nantporth on Friday night to take the Lakesiders a step closer to securing European football this summer. Bala’s no.11 made the most of a kind rebound that fell at his feet to score his first, and once again found himself in the right place to knock in the winner from a John Irving cross to score his fifth WPL goal of the season.
Jason Oswell (Newtown)
Jason Oswell nicked an important point for the Robins on Sunday as he found the top corner with the last kick of the game against fellow play-off hopefuls, Llandudno. As Chris Hughes stated in his post-match interview, Oswell had a relatively quiet game, but a sign of a good striker is his ability to pop up and produce big goals in crucial games and that’s just what Oswell did. He still leads the pack in the race for the WPL 2016/17 Golden Boot with 17 league goals to his name this season.