Which players could shine this season? Check out Dave’s Dynamic Dozen

Ynys Mon Inter-Island Games football gold medal winners Cai Roberts, Gari Owen and new Conwy signing Dafydd Jones (18). Pic: Dai Sinclair

At the start of each season I choose 12 players well worth a watch.

Usually, I do progress reports on them every couple of months or so throughout the campaign.

I actually drew this list up a fortnight ago but hadn’t got round to finishing off the words.

Therefore, with the ones who have started the season so well, it might look as though I am being wise after the event, but these were my original selections – honest!

Anyway, it’s not about me, it’s about these players who make up Dave’s Dynamic Dozen….

1 Peter Jones (Llandudno Albion)

Peter (second left) celebrates last season’s top scorer award with managers Darren Jones, Luke Regan and Karl Cheung

After scoring 21 goals for the Albion last season, it was easy to predict this talented striker would be making the news again this term.
And he has started on fire, scoring five times in Albion’s opening two matches including four in a 5-0 away pasting of Llanrwst United.
This 23-year-old former Wales Schools international, who was once on Llandudno’s books when they were in the Welsh Premier, looks set for a sensational season.

2 Alaw Davies-Smith (Corwen)

Alaw (white) in her Rhyl playing days. Picture: Chris Howells

While a Rhyl player she established herself as one of the steadiest right-backs in the Welsh Premier Women’s League.
Now Alaw Davies-Smith has all the makings of being a stand-out player in her role as player-coach of Corwen in the North Wales League this season.

3 Dafydd Jones (Conwy Borough)

Dafydd Jones (18) in action for Ynys Mon. Picture: Aled Jones

Brilliant performer in midfield last season for a Bodedern Athletic side which finished second in Welsh Alliance Division One following promotion the previous campaign.
Jones was then a key part of the Ynys Mon squad which won the Inter-Island Games and has earned himself a chance to shine in the Cymru North (formerly Huws Gray Alliance) with Conwy Borough.

4 Meilir Williams (Blaenau Amateurs)

Goal machine Meilir Williams is rocking for the Quarrymen

Easily one of the signings of the summer in North Wales football.
The Welsh Alliance Division One top scorer last season with Penrhyndeudraeth has made a welcome return to former club Blaenau Amateurs.
And the promoted Quarrymen are already feeling the benefit, Williams grabbing a hat-trick in his team’s 4-2 success at Llanrug United on August 14.

5 Kai Edwards (Prestatyn Town)

Kai Edwards

One of seven former Prestatyn starlets to return to Bastion Gardens over the summer.
Edwards is a huge signing, having been a professional with Wrexham, The New Saints and Neath, as well as representing Connah’s Quay Nomads and Llandudno in the Welsh Premier.
Still only 28, Kai’s experience can only boost a Prestatyn back-line already including the likes of David Hayes.
All being well, it is easy to see Kai as a potential contender for Cymru North player of the season come April.

6 Dean Redmond (Bodedern Athletic)

Dean Redmond in action for Menai Bridge Tigers last season (red and white). Pic: Wynne Evans

Striker who has come on in leaps and bounds over the past couple of seasons.
The 2018-19 Gwynedd League Player of the Season after scoring 39 goals for champions Menai Bridge Tigers, Redmond secured himself a move to Welsh Alliance Division One Bodedern.
And he’s kicked off well, scoring in each of his first two matches in his first experience of the Welsh Alliance.

7 Catrin Evans (Amlwch Town)

Catrin (11) on the ball for Ynys Mon

Scored 18 goals in 12 matches for last season’s North Wales Women’s League Division One table-toppers Bethel, making her debut a few days after her 16th birthday.
Was then part of the Ynys Mon ladies side which made it all the way to the Inter-Island Games Final against the odds. Catrin scored in the final, where Anglesey lost 2-1 to Isle of Man.
Now she looks a good bet to score a bagful of goals for an Amlwch team expected to perform really well this season on the back of making several top summer signings – including Catrin.

8 Conner Kendrick (Penycae)

Conner Kendrick

Over the summer Welsh National League Premier Division outfit Penycae brought in a number of quality players, none more so than striker Conner Kendrick.
This outstanding front-man starred for a Cefn Albion side which lifted the FAW Trophy last season, netting 10 goals in the competition.
A proven finisher, Conner is expected to be a star man at the Riverside.

9 Harry Lewis (Holyhead Hotspur)

Harry Lewis (left) with team-mate Robert Jones

This midfield powerhouse is one of a number of talented youngsters set to make their mark in the Welsh Alliance for Hotspur this term.
Made his debut for the club in the Huws Gray Alliance and has already shown massive promise for Darren Garmey’s side to date in the early days of the 2019-20 campaign, scoring in a 5-1 win over Mynydd Llandegai.

10 Dylan Summers-Jones (Bangor 1876)

Dylan Summers-Jones

Scored Bangor 1876’s first competitive goal at Ogwen Tigers on 10th August 2019.
And that was no surprise, as this Anglesey-based striker, 17, has looked the part from day one for the newly-formed 1876.
Was a consistent goalscorer for the Bangor City U19 side and made his Cymru Alliance debut against Gresford in February 201.

11 Konner Druce (Trearddur Bay Bulls)

Konner saves a penalty

Was outstanding between the sticks for Bryngwran Bulls when they lifted the Anglesey League title last season.
Is now part of the amalgamated Bulls and Trearddur Bay United side which has already started brilliantly in the Gwynedd League, Konner saving a penalty on his debut.

12 Jon Edmonds (Caerwys)

Jon Edmonds

With his awesome past goal-getting record in the North East Wales League, Edmonds is expected to be a massive player for Caerwys in the season ahead.
This former Halkyn United and Flint Mountain front man has always been about goals and with him in the side, Jordan Hadaway and Ethan Jones’ team have a big chance of pushing for honours.

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