Celebrating the Welsh Alliance League goal kings

Corrig McGonigle (front) celebrates another goal for Glantraeth. Picture: Aled Jones

In its 36-year existence the Welsh Alliance League produced some magnificent goalscorers.

Here are just a few……..

Who were the Goal Kings?

Corrig McGonigle (Glantraeth, Conwy Borough and Pentraeth)

Corrig on the ball in his Pentraeth days (light blue)

Definitely one of the finest marksmen to feature in the Welsh Alliance, if not THE greatest.

In winning the Division One title with Glantraeth in 2016/17 and Conwy Borough in 2017/18, the hotshot banged in 43 and 44 league goals respectively.

And in all competitions in those seasons, his tally was 59 for both clubs.

Corrig first made his mark in Division Two with Pentraeth.

In 2014/15, he notched 26 league goals, then reached 32 in 2015/16.

That makes it 145 league goals over four seasons in the Welsh Alliance.

Since taking his first steps in senior football with Llangoed and District in the Anglesey League back in 2013/14, Corrig has smashed in close on 300 goals across all competitions.

The 23-year-old has regularly been banging in the goals for Conwy Borough in the Cymru North for the past two seasons.

Mike Davies (Llanfairpwll and Amlwch Town)

Four-times league top goalscorer including on three occasions in four seasons with Llanfairpwll in 1991-92, 1992-93 and 1994-95.

Davies later topped the league goals chart again with Amlwch Town in 2001-02, the season the Anglesey team won the title.

The tall, Bangor-based striker spent three seasons in the League of Wales with Porthmadog after leaving Llanfairpwll.

In total, he netted 35 goals in 84 starts for Port.

Richard Owen (Bethesda Athletic)

Richard Owen (right) with team-mate Carl Thomas celebrate winning silverware with Bethesda Athletic

Chief hotshot for the Bethesda Athletic sides which lifted the championship in 2007-08 and 2008-09.

In the latter season, Owen chalked up 47 league goals and 59 in all competitions for Chris O’Neal’s side.

That campaign also saw Pesda rack up 146 goals in 32 matches – the highest total in a single season in the league’s history.

Owen landed the league golden boot in 2008-09 for his 47 goals and did likewise the season before when he struck 35 times.

Sam Jones (Holywell Town)

Sam Jones has been a prolific marksman for Holywell over the years

Another who secured back-to-back golden boots when he finished up No 1 marksman in Division One in 2013-14 and 2014-15.

In the first season, Jones grabbed 29 league goals as well as 43 in 41 games in all competitions as Holywell became the first tier three team ever to reach the Welsh Cup semi-finals.

Then in 2014-15, when the Wellmen scooped the Division One title, Barritt Cup and FAW Trophy treble, Jones did even better by bagging 35 league goals and 44 across 36 matches in all competitions.

Jones is still a Holywell player and helped them lift the Welsh National League (Wrexham Area) Premier Division title at the first attempt this term.

Asa Thomas (Trearddur Bay United)

Asa Thomas scores for Trearddur Bay during the 2015-16 championship-winning season

When Trearddur Bay won the Division One title at the first attempt in 2015/16, Asa contributed 34 league goals to secure the Welsh Alliance golden boot.

In that season, he pocketed 48 goals in all competitions.

He has also notched goals for Gaerwen, Holyhead Hotspur and Holyhead Town in the tier-three league.

During the 2019-20 season, Asa achieved the remarkable feat of passing 500 career goals before reaching the age of 30.

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