North Wales football’s latest hottest transfers (numbers 41-70)

Cai Jones will be a popular face back at Porthmadog. Picture: Paul Evans, media officer CTFC

41 Cai Jones (Caernarfon Town to Porthmadog)

Striker Jones returns to his hometown club following a successful spell at Caernarfon Town.
The 27-year-old was a major figure in Town’s 2012-13 treble-winning season under Lee Dixon before signing for Port.
He returned to The Oval at the start of 2018-19 to coincide with the Canaries’ promotion back to the Welsh Premier League. And Jones scored the winner in Caernarfon’s first game at home to Cefn Druids.
The popular front man has contributed many vital goals to the Cofis’ cause over the past season and a half, but a new challenge now awaits at Y Traeth.

42 Ryan Kershaw (Cefn Druids to Cefn Albion)

Midfield maestro is a fantastic capture for Welsh National League Premier Division title hopefuls Albion.
Kershaw, 24, has formerly played in the Welsh Premier with Newtown, The New Saints and Cefn Druids.

43 Telor Williams (Porthmadog to Caernarfon Town)

Telor Williams in action for Leicester City

Penygroes lad who is equally comfortable playing at full-back or on the wing.
Has played previously at a high level for Llandudno and Porthmadog and last summer had a trial at English Premier League giants Leicester City, as well as spells at Sheffield Wednesday and Salford City.
Telor, 17, also represented Wales Colleges against Australia this month. Now he gets a chance to prove himself at Welsh Premier level.

44 Beau Cornish (TNS to Colwyn Bay)

Bay have been busy in the transfer window this month and one of their top captures is 18-year-old Llandudno-based midfielder Cornish from TNS.
He is the son of former Llandudno favourite James Cornish (Jammy) and has recently returned from Australia.
Beau’s family moved to Australia a couple of years ago where he played for his local side Nerang Soccer Club in Queensland at youth level.
He is now back in the UK and after impressing the Seagulls management lands at Llanelian Road via the TNS FC college system.

45 Tom Roberts (Holyhead Town to Caergybi)

Tom Roberts. Picture: Holyhead Town FC

There is no doubting this inspirational player’s ability.
A quality operator for years, he is best known for his impact on the rebirth of Holyhead Town in 2016-17, leading them to many trophies and scoring plenty of goals.

46 Danny Holland (Cefn Albion to Gresford Athletic)

Danny Holland

Attacking midfielder Holland played for Brickfield Rangers and Rhyl before signing for Cefn Albion in January 2019.
He now returns to the Cymru North with Gresford Athletic, recently becoming their second signing of the transfer window.
The 28-year-old former Welsh Guard, who has also made his mark in motorsport, grabbed six league goals for Albion before switching to Clappers Lane.
And he made quite an impact on his Gresford debut, scoring an absolute beauty in a victory over Llanfair United.

47 Joe Chaplin (Colwyn Bay to Gresford Athletic – loan)

Joe Chaplin hits the net in his Porthmadog days

Prolific marksman Chaplin has joined Gresford on loan from Colwyn Bay until the end of the 2019/20 season.
The 27-year-old has played for Llandudno, Cardiff Metropolitan University, Glan Conwy, Conwy Borough, Porthmadog, Airbus UK Broughton and most recently the Bay. His goalscoring record at Cymru North level is especially impressive.
He has played in 15 games for the Bay this season, scoring four goals.

48 Jordan Lees (Holyhead Town to Caergybi)

Jordan Lees is another impressive addition to the Caergybi squad

Busy midfielder returns to Caergybi having represented the club last season.
Has previously played for Valley as well as Holyhead Town, and Caergybi manager Dale Moffat is delighted to get him on board.

49 Kai Jackson (Penycae to Gresford Athletic)

The 18-year-old Jackson arrives at Clappers Lane from Welsh National League Premier Division club Penycae.
He has also played for Cefn Druids in between the two spells at Penycae, captaining both their U19s and Reserves teams.
Kai also made his Wales U18s debut against Republic of Ireland U18s in 2019.

50 Cai Owen (Rhyl to Colwyn Bay)

Cai Owen

Bay’s impressive transfer window business continues in the shape of versatile Cai Owen from Rhyl.
Owen progressed through the Bangor City Academy, making his senior debut at 16 under Neville Powell, before a move to Llandudno in June 2018.
He joined Rhyl on loan from Llandudno in August 2018 and made his competitive debut against Caernarfon Town before making a permanent switch in mid-October.
Cai made 46 appearances for the Lilywhites, scoring five goals, and was named Supporters Player of the Year last season.

51 Josh Davies (to Porthmadog)

Porthmadog’s new year has received a real boost with the return of Josh Davies to Y Traeth.
A prolific scorer, his best season in a Port shirt came in 2014/15 when he netted 22 goals in 32 starts.
A delighted Port chief Craig Papirnyk said of his new signing: “Josh has been playing in New Zealand for Melville United and had a successful time out there.
“He has returned home now and has decided to join us at Porthmadog FC and I am absolutely delighted to be bringing him back to the club.”
Josh has also represented Rhyl in the Welsh Premier, as well as Ruthin Town and Denbigh Town, plus Wales semi-professionals at U 18 level.

52 Gareth Jones-Evans (Pwllheli to Porthmadog)

Re-joined Porthmadog this month having had two previous spells at the club between 2010-13 and 2016-18. A creative midfield player with great ball distribution, he can open defences through the middle or with his deliveries from wide positions. A threat from set pieces and with accurate strikes from outside the box. His ex-clubs also include Caernarfon Town and Holyhead Hotspur.

53 Gethin Thomas (Porthmadog to Nantlle Vale)

Gethin Thomas

Vale manager Daniel Bell is delighted to have secured the services of energetic midfielder Thomas from Cymru North club Porthmadog.
Before moving to Port, Thomas played for Bangor City. He is relishing a new challenge at Maes Dulyn.

54 Cai Henshaw (Nantlle Vale to Penrhyndeudraeth)

Cai Henshaw is back at Maes-y-Parc

Young forward Cai Henshaw is back at Maes-y-Parc.
Since leaving Penrhyndeudraeth in 2018, he has spent two seasons with Porthmadog, playing mainly for their reserve side where he was a key member of their Welsh Alliance Reserve League double-winning side last season, scoring 20+ goals.
He was also a member of Port’s first team squad in the Huws Gray Alliance on numerous occasions.
Cai signed for Welsh Alliance Division One club Nantlle Vale in the summer and has appeared in 18 games, scoring three times this season.

55 Tom Hughes (Blaenau Amateurs to Penrhyndeudraeth)

Tom Hughes returns to Penrhyndeudraeth

Experienced forward Hughes is back with Penrhyn after a season-and-a-half with neighbours Blaenau.
Tom was a key member of the Amateurs squad that won promotion last season. In his previous spell with Penrhyn, he scored 91 goals in 156 games over nine seasons.

56 Myles Hart (Holywell Town to Prestatyn Town)

Quality defender Hart is back at the Motion Finance Stadium after a short spell with the Wellmen in the Welsh National League Premier.
On his return to the Cymru North leaders, Hart said: “It’s great to be back. I’ve got fond memories of Prestatyn from my last time at the club and I’m happy to be back here with Gibbo and the lads.
“I’m feeling fit again after a bit of an injury lay-off and a good loan at Holywell which I’d like to thank them for. It’s so good to be back playing and I’m hoping to make an impact in the run in to the end of the season.”

57 Cory Williams (Conwy Borough to Llandudno)

Not only does he possess the biggest smile in showbiz Cory is also a double for Tyrone from Coronation Street on occasion. Picture: Conwy Borough FC

Llandudno is the latest stop for this much-travelled but still very young forward aged 24.
Former clubs include Hereford United, Caernarfon Town, Colwyn Bay, Rhyl and Conwy Borough. Tall, imposing front man with a great personality.
Llandudno manager Matthew Jones said of his new recruit: “I worked with Cory briefly at Rhyl and have been monitoring him ever since. He has impressed me in both games against Conwy this season and I really believe he will add something to our front line.
“He is a great lad and the kind of player and person we want as we continue to build a strong group.”

58 Lennie Armstrong (Bangor City to Llandudno)

Lennie’s landed on the manor at Maesdu Park

His name may sound like a character from The Sweeney, but Lennie Armstrong is a very talented young player looking to make his mark in North Wales football.
He has already shone for Bangor City, playing at central midfield or full-back, and now aims to make an impact at fellow Cymru North club Llandudno.
Tudno manager Matty Jones said: “I am delighted to have secured the signing of Lennie. He really impressed me for Bangor against us earlier in the season. He is hungry and really suits what we are trying to do here.”

59 Jimbo Hay (Prestatyn Town to Abergele FC)

Jimbo Hay (red) in action for Prestatyn. Picture: John Pickles

Class midfielder who has been a key performer wherever he has played in his career.
Jimbo (James) has more than played his part in Prestatyn’s return to prominence under Neil Gibson over the past few months, but now work commitments have led him to return to former club Abergele, who are pushing hard for the Vale of Clwyd and Conwy League Premier Division title.
He said: “I’m gutted not to be able to finish the season at Town, but work has to come first.
“I’m so happy I made the transfer over to Town because I loved it there. Thanks to everyone all your assistance over last 18 months. I’m so glad to see the Seasiders heading back to where they belong.”

60 John Littlemore (Porthmadog to Conwy Borough)

John (maroon) has played in the Cymru Premier for Cardiff Met

Anglesey-based front man who has played for a host of mainly high-level clubs in the Welsh system.
Joins Conwy from Porthmadog, having previously worn the colours of Bro Goronwy, Glantraeth, Bangor City, Cardiff Met University and Holyhead Hotspur.
He has also represented Welsh Colleges and Ynys Mon. Strong and powerful player up front, he is still only 25 and has lots more to contribute.

61 Mike Sharples (to Porthmadog)

Re-joined Port in January 2020 having taken time out since previously playing 11 games for the club in 2019, helping them to a third place finish in the HGA.
A strong, reliable, central defender, he is highly experienced having played for Rhyl, Connah’s Quay and Bala Town in the WPL. He played for Ruthin in 2017/18 and also previously Denbigh Town and Conwy Borough in the HGA.

62 Kenan Dewar (Chadderton FC to Cefn Albion)

Talented 21-year-old has signed for the Albion to boost their quest to lift the Welsh National League Premier Division crown.
Most recently with North West Counties League Division One outfit Chadderton, Dewar is a big, strong, combative midfielder who is also class on the ball. His versatility and energy will add further strength and depth to the title challengers.

63 Leon Jones (Ashville FC to Brymbo)

Leon Jones is a great signing for Brymbo

The Steelmen are over the moon to have this quality front man on board.
Jones has already made an impact at The Crick, scoring in last weekend’s FAW Trophy win at Nantlle Vale, which put Philly Hudson and Tommy Holmes’ men into the quarter-finals.

64 Junior Fani (Brickfield Rangers to Brymbo)

Another product of Robbie Fowler’s prestigious North West-based @fefauk academy.
The talented Fani showed his qualities sufficiently at Clywedog Park this season to land a move to Welsh National League Premier Division high-flyers and FAW Trophy quarter-finalists Brymbo.

65 Agustin Zicarelli (to Bangor City)

Centre-forward with dual Argentinian and Italian citizenship is one of a number of overseas players to join Bangor in the transfer window.
Former River Plate U20 player whose last club was lower-league Fasano in Italy.

66 Federico Tobler (Real Tomayapo to Bangor City)

The former Uruguay U20s international recently became City’s fifth signing of 2020.
The 27-year-old central defender is a versatile player, being able to play at right back also.
He joins the Citizens from Bolivia’s Real Tomayapo, having represented clubs in a number of countries, starting off with the famous Penarol in his native Uruguay. Could attract the nickname Toblerone, but probably won’t.

67 Cai Penny Williams (Bontnewydd to Llangefni Town)

Prolific young marksman with Gwynedd League side Bontnewydd now has a big chance to prove himself at a much higher level with Cymru North outfit Llangefni.
Despite playing in an often struggling Bont side this term, Williams had still managed to net 16 league goals, including five in a 9-3 triumph at Llanystumdwy.

68 Josh Owen (Mynydd Llandegai to Pentraeth)

Josh Owen is back at Pentraeth

Pentraeth are delighted to welcome winger Josh Owen back to the club. Josh left the Bryniau Field outfit around 18 months ago to play for Welsh Alliance Division One side Mynydd Llandygai.
He’s a very skillful winger who will add to the team’s attacking qualities under returning manager Mat Parry.

69 Robbie Hughes (Prestatyn Town to Melbourne Knights)

Robbie Hughes (red) is back Down Under

Quite a blow for Prestatyn Town as their top-scorer has decided to join Australian club Melbourne Knights for the rest of the season.
Hughes had been having a stunning return campaign for the Seasiders with 22 goals in all competitions to his credit, 13 of them from the penalty spot.
It was not only his goals, but also his fantastic link-up play which had made him an early candidate for Cymru North Player of the Season.
But Town, nine points clear at the summit, still have plenty of talent within the squad and remain favourites for the title.
For Hughes, it is a return to Australia, as he had a short spell for Goulburn Valley Suns FC in 2017, where he scored 12 goals in 16 games for the club.

70 Oliver Shannon (to Bala Town)

One man who looks a little like a Hollyoaks character and another who strongly resembles Colin Caton. Picture: Bala Town FC

Shannon is an exciting new arrival at Maes Tegid.
The 24-year-old midfielder is an Everton youth product who won the 2013-14 Youth Premier League title. Shannon made the decision to try football in the USA after his release from the Toffees, joining Clemson University in South Carolina.
Spending four years at Clemson, he was co-captain for two years with 13 goals in 82 appearances to his name.
He was then signed by Atlanta United in the SuperDraft in February 2018 playing in the MLS making 27 appearances and scoring once.
Bala manager Colin Caton said “Ollie is a talented player who will add strength and depth to our midfield. I tried to sign him in the summer but he chose to go a different direction with his work career and is now available to play regularly, knuckle down and fight for a place. He will add to our midfield options.”

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