Super Signings (No 5): More top transfers on the North Wales scene in 2019-20

Goalkeeper Josh Tibbetts in action for Bala. Picture: Bala Town FC

Ryan Jones (Holywell Town to Caerwys)

Ryan Jones

Joined Caerwys in the January transfer window and notched a hat-trick on debut.

Has scored six goals in seven games so far for a team looking well set for a push at the North East Wales League title before the coronavirus interruption.

Ryan, 21, was previously at Holywell Town, where he won a championship medal with the Reserves and Colts in the Welsh National League last season.
He also represented the Wellmen’s first team in the Cymru Alliance.

Mitchell Jones (Llangoed to Menai Bridge Tigers)

Mitchell Jones

Transferred over from Llangoed to neighbours the Bridge last summer and has had a great season for the Gwynedd League reigning champions, scoring 10 goals from right back.

Manager Aaron Rowlands reports Jones has slotted in like he’s been at the club for years.

Tomos Cumming‬ (Caerau Ely to Caerwys)

Tomos Cumming

Fast, energetic forward who bags goals.Able to play anywhere across the front three, he has been on fire since joining Caerwys this season.

The 24-year-old has previously played for Llandyrnog United, Ruthin Town and Cardiff-based Caerau Ely, where he won back-to-back league and cup doubles.

Dion Lewis (Arriva Bangor to Menai Bridge Tigers)

Dion Lewis has been excellent for the Tigers this season

Goalkeeper Lewis has been immense in goal for the Tigers since transferring over from Arriva this season.

He has put in some really eye-catching performances and some man of the match displays, having also saved three penalties.

Josh Tibbets (Southport to Bala Town)

Keeper Josh Tibbetts has starred for Bala Town in his first season in the WPL. Picture: Bala Town FC

Tibbets joined the Lakesiders last summer and has gone on to claim the regular No 1 jersey from long-serving custodian Ashley Morris.

The 21-year-old Tibbetts has impressed for Colin Caton’s side, making 21 Welsh Premier appearances to date.

He hails from the West Midlands and began his career at Birmingham City spending 11 years with the Blues.

In May 2017, he switched to Peterborough United, going on loan to Solihull Moors and Royston Town before a move to Southport last season.

The tall, commanding shot-stopper featured in all of Town’s pre-season games which earned him a contract from the Lakesiders’ management for the 2019-20 campaign.

Alex Jones (to Menai Bridge Tigers)

Alex Jones (right) wins the ball for Menai Bridge Tigers

Rejoined Gwynedd League title holders the Tigers this season.

He was non-affiliated in the summer after having two seasons break from the game, having last played for Llanfairpwll.

Jones has been a rock at the back for the Bridge this term.

Ashleigh Mills (to NFA)

Ashleigh Mills (back row – third player from right) with NFA

Although Ashleigh serves in the Army, she still plays for newly-formed NFA when available at weekends.

And what a difference she makes. This classy, super-fit, left-sided operator who has a wealth of Welsh Premier experience, has already scored a stunning winning goal against Mountain Rangers and a hat-trick versus Caernarfon.

Jordan Pritchard (to Menai Bridge Tigers)

Jordan Pritchard has shown some fantastic potential for Menai Bridge

Pritchard had a fantastic start, scoring 5 in 6 games before going to university.

He has missed quite a few games since then due to his studies.

Pritchard came back in after Christmas, but just as he started to really get going again the season was halted due to the coronavirus crisis.

Jamie Reed (to Cefn Druids)

Jamie Reed. Pic: Cefn Druids FC

Free agent Reed has made quite an impact since his return to the Welsh Premier in early January.

He burst back on the scene by scoring twice in Cefn Druids’ surprise 2-1 win at Bala Town on January 18, securing three much-needed points for the Ancients.

The following weekend, Reed bagged another brace in Cefn’s 2-0 Welsh Cup success against Pontardawe Town, and the 32-year-old made it six goals in three games with a pair in Druids’ 3-2 triumph at Airbus on February 7.

Reed, who in the past has won Welsh Premier titles with Rhyl and Bangor City, began his career at Wrexham and among his many other former clubs are York City, who helped return to the Football League in 2012-13.

His Welsh Premier goals total stands at 93.

Mitch Bryant (Runcorn Linnetts to Colwyn Bay)

Mitch Bryant. Pic: Colwyn Bay FC website

Striker Bryant joined the Bay at the end of last season and has gone on to make a great impact at Llanelian Road this term, notching 12 league goals to date.

His attacking efforts have been vital as the Seagulls chase a second-place finish in Cymru North in their first season back in Welsh football after a 35-year absence.

A product of the Manchester United Academy, Bryant signed professional forms with Reading, where he was loaned out to Basingstoke Town in the Conference South.

Bryant also had spells at Gloucester City, Hungerford Town, Swindon Supermarine, Cirencester Town, Cambridge City, Frome Town, Royston Town and Hitchin Town, before moving back to Manchester in 2014.

He had two stints with Mossley and also played for Trafford and Clitheroe before joining Linnetts in 2017 and scoring on his debut in a pre-season friendly against Conwy Borough.

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