Summer transfers in North Wales football (41-60)

Caernarfon Town new signing Sam Jones (red) in action for Anglesey. Pic: Dai Sinclair

41 Sam Jones (Bangor City to Caernarfon Town)

Sam Jones. Pic: Caernarfon Town media officer Paul Evans

Dynamic young striker who enhanced his reputation as part of Ynys Môn’s Inter-Island Games gold medal winning squad, Jones finishing joint-top scorer for the champions with three goals.
Broke into Bangor City’s first team last season and made a big impression in the Huws Gray Alliance. Now a chance to shine at Welsh Premier levels arrives for this 19-year-old.

42 Jake Phillips (Connah’s Quay Nomads to Airbus)

New Airbus capture Jake Phillips. Pic: Airbus FC website

The 22-year defender, who is the son of former Wrexham midfielder Waynne, spent time with Wrexham and Cefn Druids before joining Nomads in June 2017 as one of the club’s first full-time professionals.
He was loaned to Bangor City for the first part of last season and then earned a call-up to the Wales C semi-professional squad.

43 Tommy Creamer (Conwy Borough to Rhyl)

Tommy Creamer is Rhyl bound. Pic: Rhyl FC website

A fifth pre-season signing for the Lilywhites, the 20-year-old Creamer progressed through the youth ranks at Wrexham and was a regular in their reserves prior to his release at the end of 2016/17.
He had a brief spell at Rhyl but decided to return to his hometown club of Conwy Borough for the 2017/18 season. Following Conwy’s promotion back to the Huws Gray Alliance he was an important member of the squad last season. Joins Ben Burrows, Asa Hamilton, Steve Thomas and Leo Riley as Lilies new boys.

44 Charley Edge (Colchester United to Cefn Druids)

Charley Edge celebrates his move to the Druids. Pic: Cefn Druids FC Facebook page

Versatile midfielder arrives at The Rock from League Two side Colchester.
Edge has represented Wales at Under 16 and U-17 level. He began his career at Swansea City, moving on to Stoke City before completing a two-year scholarship with Everton prior to joining Colchester.

45 Mel McGinness (Holyhead Hotspur to Porthmadog)

Mel McGinness (left) has joined Porthmadog from Holyhead Hotspur. Pic: Dai Sinclair

Two days after scoring the winning goal for Ynys Môn in the Inter-Island Games final, McGinness signed for Port.
Despite Holyhead Hotspur being relegated from the Huws Gray Alliance last season, their star striker McGinness was named league player of the year.
Former Bangor City, Llangefni Town and Gaerwen front man McGinness, 29, is known for his determination and finishing ability.

46 Leo Riley (Airbus to Rhyl)

Riley is another fine signing for Rhyl

This talented midfielder was a key player for Airbus UK Broughton last season as they clinched the Huws Gray Alliance league and cup double.
Aberystwyth announced they had signed him earlier this month, but Riley has now committed himself to Rhyl.
The 23-year-old started his football career as a youth with Tranmere Rovers, Bolton Wanderers and Liverpool before joining Llandudno in the summer of 2015.
In two seasons he made 40 appearances in the Welsh Premier League for the Seasiders, before moving across to join Airbus at the start of the 2017/2018 season.

47 George Hughes (Shrewsbury Town to Airbus)

George Hughes signs on the dotted line for Airbus. Pic: Airbus FC website

Central midfielder joins the Wingmakers following his release from Shrewsbury Town.
The 20-year-old captained the Under-18s at the New Meadow before receiving his first professional deal in April 2017.
Hughes had a short loan-spell with Colwyn Bay before then moving to Clitheroe on-loan and then Stalybridge Celtic and Newtown, where he made 13 Welsh Premier appearances last season.

48 Ben Brierly (to Holywell Town)

Brierly recently became Holywell’s second new signing of the summer.
He is a strong, hard-working forward who has recently returned home from the Royal Navy where he was part of their successful U-23 team.

49 Rob Hughes (Connah’s Quay Nomads to Prestatyn Town)

Rob Hughes (right) with Prestatyn manager Neil Gibson

Ultra-skillful operator returns to the club he first featured for in the Welsh Premier League back in 2013/14.
Hughes, 27, was at Rhyl for three seasons before spending 12 months in Australia playing for Goulbourn Valley Suns, where he made 25 appearances, scoring 12 goals.
Joined Nomads in January 2018 and played his part in the club’s rise to prominence before deciding on a move back to Bastion Gardens.

50 Ilan ap Gareth (Cefn Druids to Porthmadog)

Ilan ap Gareth (pic: Porthmadog FC website)

The 20 year-old midfielder spent the latter part of last season on loan at Porthmadog from WPL club Cefn Druids, but has now made his move to Y Traeth permanent.
Port manager Sion Eifion was pleased at the young player’s decision, saying: “I think he’ll be a great asset for the club for many years to come and we all look forward to see him grow with the club over the next few years.
“Ilan has so much ability on the ball and has already played Welsh Premier football at such a young age, so it’s exciting to get him signed for Port.”

51 Toby Jones (Llandudno to Colwyn Bay)

Toby Jones

First made his mark in senior football as a prolific striker with Conwy United in the Welsh Alliance in 2010/11. He was snapped-up by Welsh Premier full-timers Neath in July 2011, but following the demise of the Eagles, joined Airbus UK Broughton in the summer of 2012 and was loaned to his former club Conwy in January 2013.
Scored 13 goals for Llandudno in their 2014-15 Huws Gray Alliance title winning season before joining Caernarfon Town for 2015/16. Left The Oval after two months to rejoin Conwy, but returned to the Canaries in January 2016.
Made a comeback to the Welsh Premier with Rhyl in July 2016, leaving to join Llandudno again for 2017-18.

52 Mitch Bryant (Runcorn Linnets to Colwyn Bay)

Much-travelled 28-year-old striker. Product of the Manchester United Academy, Bryant signed professional forms with Reading, where he was loaned out to Basingstoke Town in the Conference South.
Also had spells at Gloucester City, Hungerford Town, Swindon Supermarine, Cirencester Town, Cambridge City, Frome Town, Royston Town and Hitchin Town, before moving back to Manchester in 2014.
Following two spells with Mossley, he also played for Trafford and Clitheroe before joining Runcorn Linnets in 2017.
Spent time at Glossop North End before returning to Runcorn.

53 Jamie McDaid (Aberystwyth Town to Llandudno)

Jamie McDaid (second right) with fellow new Llandudno signings Lewis Sirrell (see No55) and Dan Stephens, along with manager Matty Jones (furthest left). Pic: Llandudno FC website

Pacy 25-year-old front man who has represented many clubs despite his young age.
Former teams include Caernarfon Town, Bangor City, Porthmadog, Holywell Town and Holyhead Hotspur, as well as Aberystwyth Town in the Welsh Premier.
Represented Bangor in the Europa League, featuring in both legs of 2014/15 tie against Stjarnan of Iceland.
Has plenty of Championship North (Huws Gray Alliance) experience to offer new club Llandudno.

54 Matty Russell (Glossop North End to Colwyn Bay)

The 30-year-old experienced defender was skipper at Glossop North End last season, making 40 appearances and scoring eight goals from full back to play a big part in the Hillmen staying clear of relegation.
He began his playing career at Manchester City and other previous clubs include Curzon Ashton, where he helped them reach the second round of the FA Cup, beating Exeter City in the first round, and also get to the league play-off final.
Has also represented Mossley, Radcliffe Borough and Runcorn Linnets.

55 Lewis Sirrell (Denbigh Town to Llandudno)

Sirrell arrives at Maesdu Park from Denbigh Town, where he played under current Tudno boss Matty Jones last season.
Versatile operator who generally plays on the left. Originally from the North East and an ex-Middlesbrough Academy product, he has played for Gateshead as well as Ostersunds FK in Sweden. Had short spells with Colwyn Bay and Llandudno Junction before joining Denbigh last term.

56 Zebb Edwards (Holywell Town to Prestatyn Town)

Zebb Edwards

The youngest of three Edwards brothers to arrive at Bastion Gardens this summer.
Was a member of Airbus Under-19s before being promoted to the first team squad in 2015, signing a pro contract in the summer of 2016.
Later played for Prestatyn and Llandudno in the Welsh Premier and was at Holywell Town last season.

57 Bryan Roberts (Conwy Borough to Llandudno)

Attacking talent who is back at Llandudno having played for Conwy Borough in the Huws Gray Alliance last season.
Has also worn the colours of Llandudno Junction in his career.
“I am delighted to be coming back to Llandudno and rejoining my hometown club. I feel like I’ve got a bit left to prove here and I’m looking forward to getting stuck in.” said Roberts.
Has represented NWCFA Under-18 squad.

58 Jacob Wise (FC NOMADS to Holywell Town)

Jacob Wise is a towering defender

A big signing for the Wellmen in more ways than one as they plan to make an impact in the Welsh National League (Wrexham Area) Premier Division next season.
Wise is a 6’7 dominant centre-half with fantastic leadership qualities and an eye for goal.

59 Barry Torrence (Rhyl to FC Queen’s Park)

Barry Torrence is back at his spiritual home. Pic: FC Queen’s Park Facebook page

Prolific marksman Torrence has returned to his spiritual home after a successful period playing for Rhyl FC in the Huws Gray Alliance.
An outstanding talent that strikes fear into his opponents, he is majestic on the ball and holds the keys to unlock any defence.
Torrence soon became a fans’ favourite at Rhyl with his skill and determination up front, but now returns to the club where he first made his name and won the Welsh National League Premier Division title in 2016-17. He also had a brief spell with Brickfield Rangers.

60 Andy Clarke (Glantraeth to Bethesda Athletic)

Andy Clarke (left) with manager Anthony Hughes

Having netted 31 goals in the Gwynedd League for Glantraeth in the 2018/19 season, re-formed Bethesda Athletic are delighted to have striker Andy Clarke on board for the campaign ahead.
Clarke has also played for Y Felinheli, Llanberis, Beaumaris and Arriva Bangor in his career, as well as Bethesda, and has secured a reputation as a regular goal-getter whoever he has turned out for.
He has won many Gwynedd League and Anglesey League cups over the years, as well as the Welsh Alliance Division Two League and Cup double with Glantraeth in 2011/12..

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