Summer transfers in North Wales football (141-160)

Liam Morris celebrates his stunning equaliser for Anglesey in the Inter-Island Games final. Pic: Dai Sinclair

141 Liam Morris (Llangefni Town to Conwy Borough) 

Top-scorer for Welsh Alliance champions Llangefni Town last season with 22 goals, Morris has joined Tier 2 North club Conwy Borough for the 2019-20 campaign.

Striker Morris made big waves this summer in the Inter-Island Games for Ynys Môn, where he scored three goals in the tournament, including a stunning equaliser in the final, where the hosts defeated Guernsey 2-1.

142 Libby McClelland (Prestatyn to NFA) 

Libby McClelland (front – second right in sports specs) with her new NFA team-mates

Hard-working and experienced midfielder who spent several seasons with Prestatyn, but has now decided on a change of team for the forthcoming campaign and has joined North Wales League newcomers NFA. 

143 Iwan Williams (to Bangor 1876)  

Iwan Williams has joined Bangor 1876

This summer delivered some well-deserved glory for Iwan as he was assistant-manager of the Ynys Môn team which won the Inter-Island Games tournament.

Bangor 1876 are sure to benefit from Iwan’s wealth of experience as both a player and manager. 

As a player, the 34-year-old most notably represented Porthmadog, Newtown and Llandudno at both Welsh Premier League and Cymru Alliance level. 

A UEFA A licence coach, Iwan began his managerial career with Caernarfon Town, winning the Cymru Alliance title in 2015/16, before moving on to Llandudno in November 2017.

144 Gavin Owen (to Mountain Rangers)

Gavin Owen

Began his senior career as a 16 year-old with Llanberis Reserves.

After several appearances for the first team he left to join Caernarfon Wanderers, where he won both Caernarfon & District Division and Two titles.

Midway through his third season at Wanderers he opted to join Alex Philp at Mountain Rangers where he once again won the C & D Div 2 title and was voted 2008/09 Player of the Season. 

Gavin then briefly returned to Wanderers in 2010/11 before helping Llanllyfni to the C & D Div 1 title. Spells ensued with Bethel, Caernarfon Borough and Talysarn Celts before rejoining Llanberis, where he spent two seasons followed by two more at Bontnewydd before hanging up his boots due to work commitments. 

Full-back Owen is now giving football another go after a few years’ break.

145 Dion Williams (Glantraeth to Arriva Bangor)   

Dion Williams (left)

Former Sunday League star with Arriva, he helped the club win their first ever cup.

Played at Glantraeth last season in the Gwynedd League, where he made a considerable impact with his talent. Arriva are delighted to have him back on board.

146 Dave Carl Jones (Bontnewydd to Mountain Rangers)

David Carl Jones

A super fit and speedy full back who joins Rangers from Bontnewydd, where he was a regular in their Gwynedd League side last term.

Dave has come into the game late, but he is calm on the ball and likes to push forward and has impressed with some fine displays in pre-season. 

Rangers manager Alex Philp said: “Rhosgadfan lad Dave has had links with the club since childhood through his grandparents and it’s great to see him join the club.

“I am really looking forward to working with Dave as he is a good listener and I feel he will go from strength to strength.”

147 Aaron Pomeyie (to Llandudno) 

Aaron Pomeyie (left) with manager Matty Jones

Midfield talent Pomeyie has Tier 2 North experience with Rhyl and Holywell Town, where he played last season.

Has impressed new Tudno manager Matty Jones in pre-season trial games with his lively performances.

148 Jordan Phillips (Y Felinheli to Menai Bridge Tigers)   

Young, tall striker with plenty of pace joins last season’s Gwynedd League champions Bridge from Welsh Alliance Division Two outfit Y Felinheli.

149 Lukas Baltovic (to Bangor 1876)  

Lukas Baltovic

Attacking midfielder Baltovic, 25, hails from Košice (Slovakia) and appeared for Pwllheli in the Lock Stock Welsh Alliance Division Two last season, as well as Gwynedd League neighbours Nefyn.

Pacy and skillful, with an ability to get goals.

150 Katie Bowe (to Mountain Rangers)

Katie Bowe

Attacking midfielder with a deadly left-foot, well known for long-range goals and an ability to score regularly from free-kicks and corners.

Plenty of Welsh Premier League experience with Caernarfon Town and Llandudno, for whom she scored a wonder goal in the 2015/16 Welsh Cup Final, which led to her becoming the first-ever woman to feature in Sgorio’s Goal of the Month competition.

Big boost for Mountain Rangers to sign a player of this quality.

151 Terry Watkinson (Arriva Bangor to Mountain Rangers)

Terry Watkinson

Started his senior career with Llangoed before joining Caernarfon Borough, where he won the NWCFA Junior Cup.

Combined playing Saturday and Sunday football, where he won league titles with Caernarfon pub side Morgan Lloyd, Caeathro F C, landing the double under current Rangers manager Alex Philp, and Penygroes side Bro Lleu. 

Llanllyfni was Terry’s next club ahead of the 2005/06 season where during a four-year spell he won the Caernarfon & District League, Safeflue Cup and Gwynedd League title and played in the Welsh Alliance. 

A season followed at Talysarn Celts as manager alongside Adrian Griffiths, before moving to Bontnewydd in 2014/15, then joining Llanfairpwll of the Anglesey League.

After stints with Nantlle Vale and Llanrug Reserves, Terry joined Arriva Bangor during last season’s challenge for honours in the Anglesey League. 

152 Leon Jones (Llandudno Albion to Bangor 1876)

Promising young goalkeeper Leon Jones

Bangor-born keeper Jones, 19, is a solid shot-stopper who spent last season with Llandudno Albion in the Welsh Alliance Division One, after rising through the ranks in academy and development football locally.

153 James Williams (to Arriva Bangor)

Experienced left-footed centre half.

Arriva are looking forward to seeing what he can offer the club, with his experiences of playing higher league level.

Previously played for Llandudno Junction, Colwyn Bay Reserves, Mochdre Sports and Glan Conwy Reserves.

154 Mitchell Jones (Llangoed to Menai Bridge Tigers)

Quick defender that can play anywhere across the back-line.

Jones was a fine player for Llangoed over a number of years, playing a key role in the club’s trophy-winning successes.

155 Jamie Petrie (to Bangor 1876)

Jamie Petrie

Began his career in the colours of Middlewich Town, Congleton Town and Knutsford, before a move to Welsh Premier League football with Connah’s Quay Nomads saw Petrie forge a reputation as a goalscoring forward. 

His switch to Bangor City in summer 2013 was hampered by a leg break suffered in a match at Newtown in April 2014, which subsequently saw him ruled out of action for several months.

Spells with Newtown (loan) and Flint Town United followed before a return to Cheshire League football with Middlewich Town.

156 Jordan Beck (to Halkyn and Flint Mountain)

Jord Beck

Beck becomes Halkyn & Flint Mountain’s fourth summer signing.

The player has plenty of experience from his days at Flint Town United and can play either at the back or in midfield.

A product of the Connah’s Quay academy, Beck was a member of the successful North East Wales Under 18s side.

Holyhead Town trio Casey Williams, Liam Williams and Luke McKittrick

157 Luke McKittrick (Caergybi to Holyhead Town)

Stand out player for Caergybi last year.

Picked up Players’ Player and Managers Player for Dale Moffat’s side.

A workhorse in centre-mdfielder, his other previous club is Valley.

158 Liam Williams (Caergybi to Holyhead Town)

A versatile player used largely as a centre-back last year, however in the 2017/2018 season from the attacking central-midfield role he produced 78 assists. 

At 22 he has plenty to offer. Previous clubs: Caergybi, Bryngwran Bulls, Valley.

159 Casey Williams (Caergybi to Holyhead Town)

Joins his brother Liam in the team along with older sibling Gary Jo Owen.

Casey plays at left-back, is strong on the ball and possesses two good feet. Former clubs: Morawelon, Valley, Caergybi.

This means Holyhead Town now have five sets of brothers in their squad: Gary Jo Owen, Casey Williams and Liam Williams; Tom Roberts and Luke Roberts; Dale Murphy, Jordan Murphy and Mike Murphy; Ryan Lees and Jordan Lees; Marc Thomas and Sion Thomas.

160 Hywel Jones (to Bryngwran Bulls)

Hywel Jones

Former Waunfawr, Bontnewydd, Caernarfon Wanderers and Llanberis player brings a wealth of higher league experience to the Bulls – and is still only 23 years-old.

He is predominantly a centre back, but can also play in midfield.

Tough-tackling, great vocals, comfortable on the ball and great in the air, Jones looks like being a fantastic addition to the Bryngwran squad on their Gwynedd League debut.

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