Summer transfers in North Wales football (61-80)

Sara Williams can play in any position – including goalkeeper. Pic: Dai Sinclair

61 Sara Williams (Caernarfon Town to Mountain Rangers)

Sara Williams with Mountain Rangers manager Irfon Hughes. Pic: Mountain Rangers Facebook page

Mountain Rangers have already shown they mean business for the 2019-20 season by signing former Caernarfon Town captain Sara Williams.

Sara brings a wealth of experience to the North Wales League Division Two Llamas as she skippered the Canaries in the Welsh Premier League last season.

Her CV has seen her play for high profile clubs such as Amlwch Town, Llandudno, Colwyn Bay and Bangor City. Sara is a very versatile player, capable of filling any position including goalkeeper, and has been described as a hard as nails ball-winning midfielder.

62 Liam Ewing (Llangefni Town to Gwalchmai)

Liam Ewing (left) with Gwalchmai manager Craig Evans

Quality goalkeeper who was part of Llangefni Town’s 2007-08 Welsh Premier League squad and later represented the club in the Huws Gray Alliance.

Ewing developed through the youth and reserves ranks at Llangefni before moving to Llandudno Junction, then returning to Talwrn Road in 2011.

Was goalkeeper coach and physio with Cefni last season.

63 Iwan Rogers (Mold Alex to Holywell Town)

Iwan Rogers

Defender or midfielder who started out at the Connah’s Quay Nomads academy before spells at FC Nomads and Flint Town United.

Stood out for Mold Alex last season and Holywell manager Johnny Haseldin is delighted to have him on board.

“Iwan is a creative midfielder with a lovely left foot and will work hard for the team,” said Haseldin.

64 Nathan Lewis (Cefni FC to Caergybi)

Nathan Lewis

Top-scorer for Cefni last season now tries his luck at Anglesey League runners-up and double cup winners in 2018-19 Caergybi.

Caergybi manager Dale Moffat said: “He’s a striker with lots of pace and skill and we’re excited to add him to our squad.”

65 Jessica Lane (Bethel to Mountain Rangers)

Jessica Lane with manager Irfon Hughes

Talented defender Jessica joins the Llamas from Bethel Ladies.

Jess, who is 17, is one of a number of young players who has been part of Bethel’s rise to prominence in recent times.

She can play anywhere along the back four and probably possesses one of the longest throw ins in the women’s game in North Wales.

She has previously played for Caernarfon Town and was part of the Ysgol Syr Hugh Owen team that won the Welsh Schools Cup.

66 Mathew Beech (Llandudno Amateurs to Rhuddlan Town)

Mathew Beech

Beech was Rhuddlan Town’s captain when they won the Vale of Clwyd and Conwy League President’s Cup in 2017-18.

Last season he joined the eventual Premier Division champions Llandudno Amateurs, but has now opted for a return to Wayne Hughes’ side.

“It’s a great addition to the squad,” said manager Hughes. “Hopefully Matty can pick up where he left off.”

67 Luke Edwards (to Holywell)

Luke Edwards

Another good capture for the Wellmen as they prepare for life in the Welsh National League Premier Division.

Town manager Johnny Haseldin said: “Luke is an attacking midfielder with unbelievable fitness levels who rarely wastes a pass and is a match winner on his day.”

68 Efa Carlotta Santaca Jones (Caernarfon Town to Mountain Rangers)

Efa Jones with Mountain Rangers manager Irfon Hughes

Efa is a former Caernarfon Town girls team player having spent almost four years with the Canaries. She also trialed at Wrexham AFC last summer.

She has a wand of a left foot and can play in any outfield position. Efa was part of Dei Pritchard ‘s Caernarfon Town team that won the North Wales Cup in 2016/17.

69 Paul Rowlands (Llangefni Town to Gwalchmai)

Paul Rowlands (right) with Craig Evans

Experienced winger who has played for a number of Anglesey clubs and always given a good account of himself.

Quick and direct runner with close ball control.

Ex-clubs include Bodedern Athletic, Glantraeth and Llangefni Town and he is more than capable of shining for Gwalchmai on their return to the Welsh Alliance.

70 Paul D Williams (Holywell Town to Gresford Athletic)

Paul D Williams (stripes) has moved to Gresford Athletic

Top class central midfielder “Willow” signs for Steve Halliwell’s Gresford side from Holywell, where he has enjoyed the most success in his career.

Has also worn the colours of Wrexham AFC, Warrington, Flint Town United and Greenfield, as well as representing Wales Under-15s and U17s.

Halliwell said: “He was much sought after at the start of last season by some Welsh Premier clubs, so this is a huge signing for us “

71 Joe Carey (Holywell Town to Llandudno)

Joe Carey

Local lad Carey has re-joined Llandudno FC after a spell at Holywell Town last season.

Whilst at Holywell, 18-year-old Carey still played a major role for the Llandudno Under-19 side. He will now be a part of Matty Jones’ squad this season in Tier 2 North.

Carey said: “I’m delighted to be back playing for my hometown club, I can’t wait to get started.”

72 Charlie Hughes (to Holywell Town)

Charlie Hughes

Hughes was recently unveiled as Holywell’s first new signing of the summer.

A very talented forward with huge potential, he is expected to be a great addition to the Wellmen’s squad.

73 Kim Broadbent (Caernarfon Town to Mountain Rangers)

Another new Mountain Rangers signing is Kim Broadbent (left)

Former Caernarfon Town defender Kim Broadbent joins the ever-growing number of former Canaries players to switch to the Llamas.

Regarded as one of the best defenders in North Wales, Broadbent is a renowned dead-ball specialist.

Broadbent began her career at Bangor City and was originally a forward until manager Keith Fearns converted her into a centre-back with great effect.

When the team changed identity to become Caernarfon Town Ladies in 2010, Broadbent was soon a regular in the side.

She has won the North Wales League four times and League Cup on six occasions.

74 Matthew Worrall (Llay Welfare to Gresford Athletic)

Matthew Worrall

Proven goalscorer who has impressed for both Rhyl and Denbigh Town in the Cymru Alliance as well as Llay in the Welsh National League Premier Division.

Gresford boss Steve Halliwell said: “He’s been a target of mine for two years and now we finally have our man, a proven goalscorer at this level and another big signing.”

75 Gerwyn Jones (Conwy Borough to Llandudno)

Gerwyn Jones has left Conwy Borough to join Llandudno

Much-travelled defender who has Welsh Premier League experience with Bangor City and Rhyl.

A former Wales Under-18 international, he was showing plenty of promise at Tranmere Rovers before a back injury cut short his time there.

After successful treatment he regained full fitness and spent three years in the USA studying and furthering his football career.

Joined Bangor City in January 2014 after a brief spell with home town club Caernarfon. Since then has had spells with Rhyl, Porthmadog and Conwy.

76 Cai Henshaw (Porthmadog to Nantlle Vale – LOAN)

Cai Henshaw

Joins Nantlle on a season-long loan agreed between both clubs. Henshaw is a pacey, talented player who can play in a number of attacking positions.

Netted around 20 goals for Welsh Alliance Reserves League double-winners Port last season and featured for the first team.

77 Steve Watkin (Mold Alex to Corwen)

Steve Watkin

Good acquisition for Tier 2 North new boys Corwen on their journey at a higher level.

No-nonsense centre-half whose previous clubs include Malpas. Joined Mold from Brickfield Rangers during the summer of 2018.

Steve started out with Wrexham AFC and was captain of the club’s youth side during his stay at The Racecourse.

78 Jake Ellison (Chirk AAA to Gresford Athletic)

Jake Ellison

Defender who arrives at Clappers Lane after a two-year stint at Chirk AAA.

Gresford manager Steve Halliwell said: “Jake has had a lot of enquiries over the summer, but was early to commit to us, which was brilliant to see.”

79 Dion Roberts (Porthmadog to Nantlle Vale)

Dion Roberts

Porthmadog’s reserve side captain last term. Roberts skippered his team through an undefeated season. He knows what it takes to be a winner and to lift trophies.

A central midfielder who is comfortable on the ball and loves a tackle, Dion will no doubt strengthen the Nantlle squad for the coming season.

80 Ashton Williams (Chirk AAA to Gresford Athletic)

Ashton Williams

Another quality defender secured by Gresford boss Steve Halliwell for the 2019-20 season.

Williams arrives at Clappers Lane highly rated having been an impressive performer for Chirk over recent campaigns.

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