Who are the Goal Kings and the Masters of Meanness in North Wales football this season?

Bangor 1876 passed 100 league goals at the weekend. Picture: Kevin Owen

Which teams are top goal scorers in senior North Wales league football this season and who has the meanest defence?

It is no surprise to reveal Bangor 1876 have bagged the most league goals – 104 – while Holywell Town of the Welsh National League Premier Division have kept it tightest at the back with just six conceded.

The Goal Kings

1 Bangor 1876 104 goals

Top of the Gwynedd League with the only remaining 100% league record in North Wales – played 15 won 15.
Averaging almost seven goals a game, having struck double figures five times.
1876’s leading scorers in the league are Dylan Summers-Jones and Jamie Petrie with 26 each – exactly half of the team’s total.

2 Cemaes Bay 85

Cemaes Bay (red) will probably be the next North Wales team to reach 100 league goals. Picture: Edryd Jones

Stunning 85-goal return in just 14 matches for Anglesey League leaders Cemaes, including a 20-0 hammering of Holyhead Town Reserves back in August.
Leading the charge with 34 goals in all competitions is Steven Whittaker, but the School Lane club are contributing throughout the team.

3 Prestatyn Town 74

A familiar sight this season. Prestatyn celebrate another goal

Not only are they 12 points clear at the Cymru North summit, Prestatyn are the highest goal-getters in the tier-two league by far with 74 from 22 games.
Neil Gibson’s men have dished out a series of serious canings, with three 7-0 victories on their slate.
Town have also scored in every game they have played this season – league and cup.

4 Airbus UK Development 67

Leading scorers across the four divisions and 54 teams that make up the Welsh National (Wrexham Area) League.
Current leaders of the Reserves and Colts Division and were the team which ended Connah’s Quay Nomads’ long-time 100% record in November.

5 Brymbo Victoria 66

Vics went unbeaten for a 10 league matches before falling 4-1 at Chirk Town on November 23.
Still top of the North East Wales League table, the Brymbo lads rattled up a 20-0 win at Bellevue on November 2.

6 = Mountain Rangers/Trearddur Bay Bulls/The New Saints 65

Justin Williams (centre) celebrates a goal for Trearddur Bay Bulls. Picture: Wynne Evans

Both Rangers and Bulls lie second in their respective divisions and have lots of goals to show for their efforts.
Anglesey League Rangers have banged in 65 in just 12 games, Sam Williams scoring 33 of them, while Gwynedd League Trearddur have put away the same number in 16 outings, 9-0 at Llannerchymedd their biggest triumph.

Welsh Premier champions for the past eight seasons, The New Saints have been comfortably the highest goalscorers in the league in each of those campaigns.
And this term is proving no different, with Saints topping the table at the end of the first phase and miles ahead of everyone again in the net-finding stakes.
Title wins and goals (in brackets) over past eight seasons: 2011-12 (75 goals); 2012-13 (86); 2013-14 (86); 2014-15 (90); 2015-16 (72); 2016-17 (101); 2017-18 (83); 2018-19 (99)

9 Llysfaen 61

Llysfaen in action against Bro Cernyw (green)

Llysfaen are having a magnificent season in Division One of the Vale of Clwyd and Conwy League.
Unbeaten all season, a run of 10 matches with nine of them wins, Emlyn Robert Jones’ side are also league top goal-getters with 61 in those 10 games.
Reece Kearney and Sean Sheridan lead the way, with goals also emerging from a variety of other sources.

Meanest Defences

1 Holywell Town 6 goals against

Not much has got past Holywell Town this season. Picture: Lee Douglas

Just six goals conceded in 12 league games – Holywell have certainly made a big impact in their first season in the Welsh National League Premier Division.
Eight clean sheets have been kept in those dozen league outings, while at the other end the unbeaten Wellmen have netted 48 times and lie third in the table.
As a former defender himself, these stats will surely impress Holywell manager Johnny Haseldin.

2 Llanfairfechan Town 7

Llanfairfechan have been rock solid in defence

Beaten just once in nine matches in the Vale of Clwyd and Conwy Premier, Llanfairfechan have been watertight at the back, letting in just seven goals.
No other teams in the division come close defence-wise, and sitting in third place, Andrew Croston’s side are well on course for a title challenge.

3 Bangor City Reserves 8

Only eight goals shipped in as many games, City were joint-best with Holywell Town until their 100% record went west on Tuesday night in a 2-2 home draw with Llangefni Town Reserves.

4 Bangor 1876 9

They have scored a huge 104 goals, making them the highest net-finders in North Wales senior league football this term, and their defensive record isn’t bad either.
Fan-owned 1876, 15 wins out of 15 and Gwynedd League toppers, have let in just nine goals since the start of the campaign.
No doubt the experience of captain Michael Johnston has played a major role in the rearguard’s outstanding efforts.

5 Llysfaen 11

At one end they have been scoring like crazy, while at the other they’ve been tight as a wine press.
Llysfaen’s season in the Vale of Clwyd and Conwy League Division One is going from strength to strength.
All very positive for manager Emlyn Robert Jones.

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