Record-breaker Ryan looks forward to testing himself at a higher level
James Ryan (right) receives the 2018-19 Bob Brodie golden boot from Dave Jones

James Ryan has had a week to remember.

Not only did he receive the 2018-19 Bob Brodie Trophy for topping the Anglesey football scoring chart, his team Caergybi FC were also promoted to the Gwynedd League.

Ryan, 32, committed himself to Caergybi for the 2019-20 campaign last week, so now has the added bonus of knowing he will compete at a higher level next term.

“I feel we deserve to go up,” said the Valley-based striker. “We only finished a point behind the champions and although we didn’t win the Anglesey League, we feel we did enough to earn promotion.”

For Ryan, who only returned to local football three seasons ago after many years of working away serving in the British Army, winning the latest Bob Brodie competition is an extra special achievement.

Last season, when playing for Bryngwran Bulls, he finished second in the standings with 54 goals, with only Caergybi striker Gary Jo Owen ending up above him.

This season there was no stopping Ryan, who bagged 72 goals in all competitions for his new club Caergybi, setting a new BBT record in the process.

The previous highest total in the eight seasons of the competition was 64 by Corrig McGonigle of Pentraeth in 2015/16.

“This is the one I wanted,” Ryan said. “Especially after going so close last season.”

While he does not expect to break his goalscoring record next season in the Gwynedd League, James believes Caergybi have what it takes to build on two years of success in the Anglesey League which has delivered them three trophies under manager Dale Moffat.

Bob Brodie Trophy final standings 2018/19 season

72 – James Ryan (Caergybi)
57 – Craig Moore (Bryngwran Bulls)
39 – Dean Redmond (Menai Bridge Tigers)
31 – Andy Clarke (Glantraeth)
29 – Gary Jo Owen (Caergybi – 12 for Holyhead Town)
26 – Nathan Moore (Aberffraw)
25 – Richard Roberts (Aberffraw)
23 – Ryan Rowlands (Cemaes Bay)
22 – Liam Morris (Llangefni Town), Jac Thomas (Bro Goronwy)
21 – Matthew Jones (Llangefni Town), Sion Hogan (Menai Bridge Tigers), Kenny Williams (Pentraeth Res)
20 – Aidan Clark (Bodedern Athletic), Asa Thomas (Holyhead Town)

PAST WINNERS

2017/18 Gary Jo Owen (Caergybi – Anglesey League) 58
2016/17 Corrig McGonigle (Glantraeth – Welsh Alliance) 59
2015/16: Corrig McGonigle (Pentraeth – Welsh Alliance) 64
2014/15: Steven Whittaker (Cemaes Bay – Anglesey League) 42
2013/14: Gary Jo Owen (Morawelon – Anglesey League) 57
2012/13: Lance Williams (Menai Bridge Tigers – Anglesey League) 62
2011/12: Mel McGinness (Holyhead Hotspur – Welsh Alliance) 50

TOP 10s OVER THE YEARS

BOB BRODIE TROPHY FINAL STANDINGS 2017/18
58 – Gary Jo Owen (Caergybi – 13 for Valley)
54 – James Ryan (Bryngwran Bulls)*
45 – Asa Thomas (Holyhead Town)
38 – Steven Whittaker (Bodedern Athletic)
36 – Justin Williams (Valley)
30 – Mark Griffith (Gwalchmai), Mike Williams (Valley)
28 – Luke Allaway (Bodorgan)
27 – Andy Williams (Bro Goronwy)
26 – Sion Davies (Holyhead Town – 18 for Holyhead Hotspur Res)
25 – Nathan Moore (Aberffraw)

BOB BRODIE TROPHY FINAL STANDINGS 2016/17
59 – Corrig McGonigle (Glantraeth)
37 – Matthew Jones (Bodedern Athletic), Richard Roberts (Aberffraw)
31 – Tom Hadley (Holyhead Town)
29 – Craig Roberts (Llangefni Town)
27 – Mel McGinness (Holyhead Hotspur/Hotspur Res), Carwyn Williams (Llangoed and District),
26 – Asa Thomas (Trearddur Bay United/Holyhead Hotspur)
25 – Steven Whittaker (Cemaes Bay)
23 – Craig Moore (Bodedern Athletic), Andy Williams (Bro Goronwy)
22 – Danny Connolly (Trearddur Bay)
21 – Craig Jones (Llangoed)
20 – James Ryan (Bryngwran Bulls)

BOB BRODIE FINAL STANDINGS 2015/16
64 – Corrig McGonigle (Pentraeth/Pentraeth Res) – new Bob Brodie Trophy record
51 – Shaun Morris (Llanfairpwll Res)
48 – Asa Thomas (Trearddur Bay)
41 – Andy Williams (Bro Goronwy)
35 – Lance Williams (Menai Bridge Tigers)
27 – Richard Roberts (Aberffraw)
25 – Jerome Sillence (Valley)
24 – Mel McGinness (Holyhead Hotspur/Gaerwen – to be confirmed), Jac Thomas (Bro Goronwy), Greg Parry (Llanfairpwll Res)
21 – Mark Griffiths (Gwalchmai – 4 for Llannerchymedd), Andrew Jones (Aberffraw)
20 – Mark Bridge (Glantraeth), Craig Evans (Llangefni Town), Gary Bolton (Aberffraw), Darren Lewthwaite (Menai Bridge – 10 for Gaerwen)

BOB BRODIE FINAL STANDINGS 2014/15
42 – Steve Mason (Cemaes Bay)
35 – Iwan Jones (Llangefni Town)
34 – Craig Evans (Llangefni Town)
29 – Craig Moore (Trearddur Bay United), Matthew Jones (Llannerchymedd)
28 – Corrig McGonigle (Pentraeth), Shaun Jenkins (Valley Athletic)
26 – Gareth Barker (Menai Bridge Tigers)
24 – Ryan Booth (Trearddur Bay United)
22 – Asa Thomas (Gaerwen), Shaun Morris (Gaerwen/Res), Ioan Hughes (Bro Goronwy)
20 – Chris Byast (Amlwch Town), Danny Brookwell (Menai Bridge Tigers), Taylor Jones (Bro Goronwy)
19 – James Burgess (Glantraeth/Gwalchmai)

BOB BRODIE FINAL STANDINGS 2013/14
57 – Gary Jo Owen (Morawelon)
49 – Asa Thomas (Morawelon)
38 – Gary Bolton (Aberffraw)
33 – Corrig McGonigle (Llangoed and District)
31 – Craig Moore (Trearddur Bay United)
29 – Marc Evans (Gwalchmai)
28 – Gareth Barker (Menai Bridge Tigers)
25 – Ryan Booth (Trearddur Bay United)
24 – James Burgess (Bodedern Athletic), Mark Jones (Glantraeth)
23 – Lance Williams (Menai Bridge Tigers)

BOB BRODIE FINAL STANDINGS 2012/13
62 – Lance Williams (Menai Bridge Tigers)
58 – Tom Taylor (Pentraeth)
48 – Asa Thomas (Morawelon)
44 – Barry Haigh (Morawelon)
39 – Gareth Roberts (Pentraeth), Dale Murphy (Morawelon)
31 – Craig Moore (Holyhead Town)
30 – Darren Ishmael (Beaumaris Town)
29 – Andy Clarke (Beaumaris Town), Jordan Murphy (Morawelon)
28 – Jack Higgins (Llandegfan Antelope), Wayne Thomas (Llangoed and District)
26 – Gary Bolton (Aberffraw)

BOB BRODIE TROPHY FINAL STANDINGS 2011/12
50 – Mel McGinness (Holyhead Hotspur)
45 – Andrew Bailey (Llannerchymedd)
41 – Asa Thomas (Trearddur Bay – 19 for Holyhead Hotspur)
39 – Marc Evans (Glantraeth)
34 – Darren Ishmael (Beaumaris Town)
33 – Anthony Hughes (Glantraeth), Barry Haigh (Trearddur Bay United)
32 – Dale Murphy (Morawelon)
28 – Steve Jones (Bro Goronwy), Ioan Hughes (Pentraeth – 3 for Llannerchymedd)
27 – Gary Jo Owen (Morawelon)
26 – Jay Gibbs (Holyhead Hotspur)
25 – Gareth Roberts (Pentraeth), Aaron Jones (Cemaes Bay)

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