The Year Ends On A High In The JD Welsh Premier Development League

Report by Steve Benyon.

On Thursday December 21st, 15 of the Professional Phase players faced Cefn Druids at home in the Welsh Premier Development League. The game was played at a high quality, with numerous chances created by ourselves, with the score being 4-0 through goals from Harry Bower, CJ Craven x2 and Callum Jones .

Second half saw the introduction of 3 fresh faces, with a  further 5 goals scored, with both CJ and Guyguy recording hat-tricks, and Harry with another, resulting in a convincing 9-0 victory.

It was pleasing to see a positive reaction after Tuesday’s poor performance, and also nice to see players gaining valuable minutes, even without a number of key players from the Bangor game, which truly reflects the strength in depth I have at my disposal.

The boys will now break up for Christmas, with training back on Wednesday 3rd January. We end the year top of the table, 6 points clear of second place Bangor, and 9 clear of Connah’s Quay, who have 3 games in hand.

On behalf of the management team consisting of Simon Smith, Jason Brindley, Kieran Lee-Birch, Gregg Jones, Steve Saunders and Simon Spender, we would like to wish all the players and parents a very merry Christmas.



  1. Lewis Dutton
  2. Matt Cole
  3. Lewis Kaye
  4. Dennis Bates
  5. Sam Finley
  6. Liam Ihekwoaba
  7. CJ Craven (x3)
  8. Ismael Ozdemir
  9. Rob Reynolds
  10. Callum Jones (x1)
  11. Harry Bower (x2)
  12. Guyguy Maboy (x3)
  13. Harley Steel
  14. Paul Naylor
  15. Tomos Williams


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