Summer transfers in North Wales football (101-120)

Kevin Lloyd, Marvin Pritchard (centre) and Alan Mark Owen (right) celebrate success with Llangefni Town last season. All three have now joined Llanrug United. Picture: Dai Sinclair

101 Kevin Lloyd (Llangefni Town to Llanrug United)

Much-travelled striker returns to the club for whom he scored twice in their 3-2 FAW Trophy Final win over Chirk in 2014.

Was a regular marksman for Welsh Alliance champions Llangefni Town last season.

Lloyd has also represented Caernarfon Town, Bangor City and Conwy Borough over the years, but is now back for another spell at Eithin Duon.

102 Ffion Owen (Caernarfon Town to Amlwch Town)

Ffion Owen (left) will wear the blue of Amlwch next season. Pic: Dai Sinclair

One of Anglesey’s finest-ever women players ends a long spell at Caernarfon to join the Amlwch Town revolution.

A member of the Ynys Môn squad which reached the final of the Inter-Island Games, Owen, 23, is a dynamic, hard-working midfielder with a tremendous shot.

103 Lee Molyneux (Barrow to Bala Town)

Give you three guesses who this may be. Pic: Bala Town FC

Former Football League midfielder Lee Molyneux has arrived at Maes Tegid.

With numerous caps for England at Under 16, 17 and 18 level to his name, he started his club career at Everton, and went on to have spells with Southampton, Plymouth Argyle, Accrington Stanley, Crewe, Rochdale and Tranmere Rovers, with more recent appearances for Morecambe, Guiseley and Barrow.

104 Dean Redmond (Menai Bridge Tigers to Bodedern Athletic)

Dean Redmond in action for Menai Bridge last season. Pic: Wynne Evans

Great capture for Bodedern as they sign Redmond, top-scorer for last season’s Gwynedd League champions Menai Bridge Tigers with 39 goals.

Also formerly with Beaumaris Town and Bethesda Athletic, big front man Redmond now gets a deserved chance to test his talents in Welsh Alliance Division One.

105 Josh Jones (Bala Town to Llandyrnog United)

Josh Jones playing for Bala Town

Local lad Josh played his youth football at Wrexham before moving on to Bala Town, where he spent two seasons with the club at senior level and under-19.

Manager Jimmy McNally was buoyed by Josh’s decision to join his home club, despite interest from elsewhere.

Jimmy said: “Josh is a great signing for us, and is exactly the type of player I want to see come to Cae Nant. Josh has been coached at a fantastic standard, of which we’re looking to maintain, and help him progress in football.”

106 Alaw Davies-Smith (Rhyl to Corwen)

Alaw Davies-Smith

Corwen Ladies have received a massive boost ahead of the 2019-20 season with the signing of Alaw Davies-Smith as player-coach.

Alaw, the Grassroots North Wales Women’s Player of the Season for 2017-18, joins Corwen from Rhyl, where she has established herself as one of the best right-backs in the Welsh Premier Women’s League in recent years.

Corwen FC team manager Huw Jones said: “Alaw is an excellent acquisition to the squad. Her experience and knowledge of senior football will only make a good Corwen team even better.”

107 Catrin Evans (Bethel to Amlwch Town)

Catrin Evans (red) on the ball for Ynys Mon. Pic: Dai Sinclair

Grassroots North Wales Young Player of the Season for 2018-19.

Aged just 16, Catrin made her debut for Bethel in January and scored a sensational 18 goals in 12 matches.

She also netted Anglesey’s goal in the Inter-Island Games Final against Isle of Man in a 2-1 defeat.

Despite Catrin’s tender years, Ynys Môn coach Karen Williams had no qualms about making the teenager a regular from the start of the tournament, and that faith was repaid.

108 David Clarke (Menai Bridge Tigers to Bethesda Athletic)

David Clarke

Much-decorated keeper whose other previous clubs include Beaumaris Town and Glantraeth, as well as Bethesda.

Was a Gwynedd League title winner with Menai Bridge Tigers last season and has won numerous other league and cup honours over the years.

His personal career highlight was playing for the North Wales Coast FA team that went to Estonia to represent Wales in 2015.

109 Marvin Pritchard (Llangefni Town to Llanrug United)

Marvin Pritchard

Tigerish midfielder returns to Eithin Duon from Llangefni Town, along with Kevin Lloyd and Alan Mark Owen.

Well known for his martial arts achievements, Marvin is also an accomplished footballer whose other former clubs include Llanberis, Glantraeth and Llandudno Junction.

110 Kenny Hughes (Llannerchymedd to Bodedern Athletic)

Goalkeeper Hughes returns to Cae Ty Cristion after a season away with Llannerchymedd.

The experienced Hughes brings a strong, commanding presence between the sticks and is a great shot stopper.

Boded manager Ricky Williams said: “It was vital we signed a keeper this season to release Jordan Taylor as an outfield player, and Kenny will be a fantastic addition.”

111 Jake Hampson (Flint Town United to Chester FC Academy)

Young talent who was highly impressive at right-back for Flint in the Huws Gray Alliance last season now gets a chance to make a mark at the Chester development set-up.

Flint were delighted with his progress last season.

112 Shaun Thomson (Caerwys to Halkyn & Flint Mountain)

Shaun Thomson is a new face at Halkyn & Flint Mountain

Thomson was recently announced as the Mountain’s first signing of the season, joining from North East Wales League club Caerwys.

A stand out performer for Caerwys last season, Thomson can play all across the back.

113 Tudur Williams (Llannerchymedd to Valley)

Midfielder signs for his home club. After being away with Llannerchymedd for a handful of seasons, Valley are delighted to have Williams back on board.

An energetic, skillful player, he will be a massive boost to the squad.

114 Lee Butterworth (FC Nomads to Holywell Town)

Lee Butterworth is a welcome face at Holywell Town

An energetic wing-back who likes to get forward as much as possible.

Nomads signed him from Cammell Laird for the 2018-19 season.

115 Kieran Price (Mold Alex to Holywell Town)

Kieran Price looks like a top signing for the Wellmen

Price spent last season at Mold Alex in the Welsh National League Premier Division.

He had emerged through the academy at Stoke, then had a year at Rochdale, before signing up for North Wales football.

Versatile young defender who can play anywhere across the back.

116 Ceri Slaney (Caernarfon Town to Amlwch Town)

Ceri Slaney (red) is one of the tallest players in North Wales football. Pic: Dai Sinclair

Promising young midfield player who rose through the ranks at Caernarfon Town before joining Llandudno last season, then returning to the Canaries, where she scored a hat-trick in the team’s only match of the campaign.

Prominent on the right-wing during Inter-Island Games, where she was a regular starter for Ynys Môn.

117 Ben Roberts (Glantraeth to Arriva Bangor)

Ben Roberts is back with the Busmen

Was a stand out player for Arriva Bangor in their Sunday League days. Has been playing higher standard Saturday league footie for the past three seasons, and was at Glantraeth last term.

Arriva are delighted to have him on board for their Saturday side, predicting his pace and strength will be a nightmare for any team they face this season.

118 Luke Roberts (to CPD Y Fali)

Luke Roberts in action but who is the mystery assistant in the background? Look at that deep concentration, dedicated to getting each decision spot on. She is setting a great example for all aspiring line-runners

Left Valley two seasons ago and moved up in standard to join Llannerchymedd.

Was out through injury last season but is eager to get back on the pitch and help Valley’s bid to win trophies in 2019-20.

Needless to say with a player of his talent, Valley are delighted to have him back.

119 Matty Howard (to Halkyn and Flint Mountain)

Flint Mountain are delighted to welcome back Matty Howard

After a couple of seasons away from the club, central defender Howard returns to help the newly-named Halkyn and Flint Mountain’s quest for success in Welsh National League Division One.

120 Alan Mark Owen (Llangefni Town to Llanrug United)

Alan Mark Owen (left) in action for Llangefni last season. Pic: Dai Sinclair

Another of the well-known triumvirate to switch from Lon Talwrn to Eithin Duon – Marvin Pritchard and Kevin Lloyd the other pair.

Owen scored plenty of goals for Cefni last season as they lifted the Welsh Alliance Division One title – and he also bagged the winner when the Anglesey underdogs knocked Welsh Premier side Llanelli Town out of the Welsh Cup.

Goal-getter wherever he plays and is also a knockout in the kickboxing ring, being holder of the WUMA Welsh Heavyweight title.

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