North Wales football summer signings 2020 (Nos 1-30)

Kevin Lloyd (left) and Alan Mark Owen (right) have returned to Llangefni Town, while Marvin Pritchard (centre) remains with the Anglesey club. Pic: Dai Sinclair

1 Barry Torrence (FC Queen’s Park to Gresford Athletic)

Barry Torrence has joined Gresford. Pic: Gresford Athletic FC

Front man famed for scoring spectacular goals is a great signing for new Gresford manager Eddie Maurice-Jones.
Torrence arrives at Clappers Lane from FC Queen’s Park, where he is a past Welsh National League Premier Division title winner.
“Boomer” has also represented the Park at tier two level, as well as Rhyl.

2 Kevin Lloyd (Mountain Rangers to Llangefni Town)

Much-travelled striker who was a regular marksman for Welsh Alliance champions Llangefni Town in the 2018-19 season.
Lloyd has also represented Caernarfon Town, Bangor City, Conwy Borough and Llanrug United over the years. 
In 2013-14, he scored twice for Llanrug as they beat Chirk AAA 3-2 in the final of the FAW Trophy.

3 Sean Sheridan (Llysfaen to Llanfairfechan Town)

Sean Sheridan (left). Pic: Matt Johnson

One of the signings of the summer so far.
New Llanfairfechan manager Adam Parry has secured the services of striker Sheridan, a ruthless goal machine for last season’s Vale of Clwyd and Conwy League Division One sensations Llysfaen.
Sheridan banged in 31 goals in just 18 outings for Robert Emlyn Jones’ side in the 2019-20 campaign, helping the Banana Field outfit finish runners-up, having not lost a single game and only missing out on the title by the narrowest of PPG margins to NFA.

4 Marc Evans (to Bangor City)

Marc Evans has joined the Citizens. Pic: Bangor City FC

Much-travelled striker who at the age of 30 has scored well in excess of 300 senior career goals.
Has won Cymru North/Cymru Alliance league titles with Llangefni Town, Rhyl and Llandudno, also past Welsh Alliance Division Two championship winner with Glantraeth.
Other former clubs include Gwalchmai, Bodedern and Holyhead Hotspur, while in New Zealand he netted 92 goals in 88 appearances for Melville United.

5 Nathan Peate (Cefn Druids to Bala Town)

Nathan Peate (No 6) in action for Druids

Defender Peate, 28, joins the Lakesiders from Cefn Druids, where he spent three years.
Peate appeared for Gresford Athletic, Flint Town United, Denbigh Town and Llandudno before signing for the Ancients in January 2017.
Hailing from Wrexham, he has represented the Wales C squad versus England including earning a second call-up in February for the planned international at The Oval.
He has represented both Druids and Llandudno in the Europa League and now gets another chance at European competition with Bala.

6 Kieran Nolan (to Colwyn Bay)

The Seagulls have agreed terms with central midfield player Kieran Nolan.
The 23-year-old came through the youth set up at Bolton Wanderers and has had spells with Runcorn Linnets, Mossley, Atherton Collieries and Northwich Victoria.

7 Corey Smart (Flint Town United to Gresford Athletic)

Corey Smart. Picture: Gresford Athletic FC

Smart joins the Colliers from recently promoted Flint Town United, but has a wealth of experience at Cymru North level at the likes of Queen’s Park, Denbigh Town and Buckley Town.
An attacking, true box-to-box midfielder with a penchant for scoring special goals.

8 Cai Jones (Porthmadog to Caernarfon Town)

Cai Jones. Picture: Paul Evans

Striker Jones has agreed to return to the Canaries after a brief stint at Porthmadog.
He had previously played for Town under Lee Dixon and rejoined the club in summer 2018.
Cai scored Caernarfon’s first goal on their return to the Welsh Premier after a 10 year absence – the winner in a 1-0 victory over Cefn Druids – and netted eight in total during the season.
Due to personal circumstances, Cai decided to move back to Y Traeth in January.
Strong, imposing striker who gives his all in every game.

9 Morgan Owen (Colwyn Bay to Llandudno)

A dazzling midfield prospect, Owen was a member of Llandudno’s development squad before signing for Glan Conwy and helping them to become Division Two champions in the Welsh Alliance in 2018-19.
Owen signed for Colwyn Bay’s first-team squad in the Cymru North last season and produced some good displays before being loaned back out to Glan Conwy in January 2020.
Sean Eardley is delighted to bring the young prospect, who also formerly played for Llanrwst United, to Maesdu Park.
“I’ve known him for many years as he had a successful time in the academy here and played for me in the Under-19s,” said Tudno’s new boss.
“He offers versatility,and possesses raw strength and power for such a young lad. Having experienced lads around him will help massively and myself and the management team are very happy to have him on board.”

10 Leigh Craven (to Llandudno)

Versatile midfielder is back again at Maesdu Park.
Has split his time between a number of local clubs in recent years including Llandudno Junction, Conwy Borough, Llandudno and Caernarfon Town.
Craven was part Caernarfon Town’s treble-winning squad of 2012-13 which landed the Welsh Alliance Division One title, FAW Trophy and Cookson Cup.
And he scooped an identical triple with Conwy Borough in 2017-18.

11 Dylan Owen (CPD Gwalchmai to CPD Llannerchymedd)

Right-back Owen left the Medd for a season to represent Gwalchmai in Welsh Alliance Division Two last term.
He has now returned to Tan Parc as part of a summer signings spree by Llan managers Meirion Grieves and Iwan Williams.

12 Hari Jones (Trearddur Bay Bulls to Llannerchymedd)

Centre-back Jones is another player on his way back to the Medd.
He first signed for Llan during the 2013/14 season from Pentraeth. Brilliant in the air and reads the game well, also very consistent.
In his first campaign at Tan Parc, Hari won the Gwynedd League treble of league title, Bob Owen Memorial Shield and Safeflue Shield.
Dylan Owen (mentioned above) was in the same squad.

13 Robbie Parry (to Bangor City)

The 25-year-old Parry returns to City, who he first joined in 2018 after two seasons with The New Saints.
He also had two loan spells at Llandudno during his time at TNS and has played in the region of 50 Welsh Premier games.
Parry also had a stint on loan at Connah’s Quay Nomads in 2015-16.
The Welshman began his career with stays at Liverpool and Wolves before moving onto Stoke City, where he starred in the U21 side at the Britannia Stadium. He has represented his country up to under-19 level.

14 Alan Mark Owen (Llanrug United to Llangefni Town)

Alan Mark Owen (blue). Pic: Dai Sinclair

Tall, powerful striker returns to Llangefni, where he was a key part of the 2018-19 Welsh Alliance Division One title-winning squad.
Has also represented Caernarfon Borough, Caernarfon Town, Llanllyfni and Llanrug United in his career.
As well as his football ability, the man nicknamed Alan Blacks is also renowned for his boxing and MMA skills.

15 Lewis Sirrell (Llandudno to Colwyn Bay)

Bay have agreed terms for this season with former Middlesbrough and Gateshead defender Sirrell.
The 26-year-old now lives in Old Colwyn, but comes originally from the North East where he came through Middlesbrough’s Academy, playing for the U18s and U21s, before going on loan to Conference side Gateshead.
He then signed for Swedish club Ostersunds FK on a free transfer, but admits he fell out of love with the game for a while and relocated to North Wales in 2014.
Sirrell had a few games for Colwyn Bay Reserves, followed by spells at Llandudno Junction and Denbigh Town, prior to signing for Llandudno last year.
Primarily a left-footer he can play in central defence or midfield.

16 Aron Jones (to Llandudno)

Having come through the ranks of the Wrexham Youth system, Aron joined The New Saints as a scholar, signing a pro-deal with them for season 2017/18.
He joined Flint Town United in 2018-19 and then switched to Llandudno last season.
After a spell away from Maesdu Park, he is now back with Tudno under new boss Sean Eardley.
A very tricky player with the ball when attacking the opposition, Aron can operate centrally or as a winger. He possesses great technical ability and has a good eye for goal.

17 Mike Hayes (Bala Town to Caernarfon Town)

A new face at The Oval is striker Mike Hayes, formerly of Bala Town, Connah’s Quay Nomads and Airbus.
The 32-year-old has spent the last six seasons at Bala, netting 35 Welsh Premier League goals for the Lakesiders and 45 in all competitions.
He was the club’s top WPL marksman in 2016-17 and 2017-18, notching 15 and 9 goals respectively.
A product of the Chester City and Wrexham youth systems, Hayes landed at Caernarfon soon after forward Jamie Breese left the club.

18 Iddon Price (Porthmadog to Caernarfon Town)

Defender Price gets a chance to shine in the Cymru Premier with Caernarfon after a career spent mainly in the second-tier so far.
Price, 29, was a club captain at Porthmadog, where he was described as a highly effective uncompromising defender who distributes well from the back. He also occasionally played in midfield.
In October 2014 Price returned to Porthmadog, the club where he had previously been as a young player, from CPD Penrhyndeudraeth. He has also played for Nantlle Vale.

19 Cory Williams (Llandudno to Caernarfon Town)

Cory Williams (yellow) challenges for the ball

Huw Griffiths’ first signing of the summer for Caernarfon.
Cory spent his early senior career with the Canaries before two seasons with Hereford United.
He returned to The Oval and played in the famous 2013-14 Welsh Cup tie against The New Saints, where Town led 2-0 through Nathan Craig and a Darren Thomas wonder goal before eventually losing 3-2.
Cory moved on to Chester FC, returned to Caernarfon, then joined Colwyn Bay before a stint at Rhyl.
In 2017-18, he was a member of Conwy Borough side which landed a Welsh Alliance treble of league title, FAW Trophy and Cookson Cup.
Now, after a spell with Llandudno, he returns to The Oval.

20 Dean Seager (to Llandudno)

Proven goalscorer over the years with Llandudno Junction, Conwy Borough and Llandudno.
Capped for Wales Schools at Under-18 level, he was at Conwy last season, but now returns to Maesdu Park.
Tudno manager Sean Eardley said: “I personally feel he can become clinical and be right up there in the goalscorer charts, he possesses a lot of good qualities for a traditional and modern-day Number ‘9’ also in movement, hold up play and playing on the shoulder.”

21 Gareth Evans (Caernarfon Town to Llandudno)

Highly consistent midfielder is back at Maesdu Park after two seasons in the Cymru Premier with Caernarfon Town.
Formerly with Colwyn Bay, Evans was a key performer in Llandudno’s opening two campaigns in the WPL in 2015-16 and 2016-17,
He signed for Caernarfon during the summer of 2017 and was outstanding in his first two WPL seasons with the Canaries.
Llandudno chief Sean Eardley is delighted to have Evans rejoin him.
“I’m buzzing I can continue working with Gaz and really excited on his return to Llandudno,” said Eardley. “He’s experienced, and is your standard 7/8 out of 10 every week.”

22 Rory Crowther (to Conwy Borough)

Highly-rated goalkeeper who joined Rhyl in 2016 and produced some fine displays over three seasons at Belle Vue.
Also a former St Helens Town and Glan Conwy stopper, Crowther will add real quality to the Borough squad.

23 Mike Pearson (Caernarfon Town to Llandudno)

Mike Pearson (left) pictured after joining Caernarfon when Sean Eardley (right) was manager. The pair are now reunited at Llandudno

Bangor-born defender who progressed through the Oldham Athletic youth system, making his Football League debut in February 2007.
Later spent five years at National League Barrow before moving into the Welsh Premier, where he represented Airbus, Connah’s Quay Nomads and Llandudno before joining Caernarfon Town last season.
Suffered a bad injury early on, so the Cofi Army did not get to see the best of him.
Is now reunited with former Caernarfon manager Sean Eardley at Maesdu Park, where Mike’s goalkeeper brother Shaun has also come on board.

24 Josh Tibbetts (Bala Town to Caernarfon Town)

The 21-year-old Tibbetts dislodged Ashley Morris from the regular keeper’s spot at Bala Town last term and went on to qualify for Europe with the Lakesiders.
However, he was released from Maes Tegid last month and a few days later was snapped up by Caernarfon Town.
The West Midlander was with Birmingham City from the ages of 8 to 18. A ruptured ACL held back his progress before he signed for Football League club Peterborough United in May 2017.
While with The Posh, he had loan spells at Royston Town and Solihull Moors.
He left Peterborough in October 2018 to sign for Southport, then the following summer had his first taste of the Welsh Premier with Bala.
Now comes the next chapter of his career with Caernarfon.

25 Rob Hughes (Prestatyn Town to Flint Town United)

Niall McGuinness’s first signing of the summer at Cae-y-Castell.
Hughes netted 22 goals in all competitions for Cymru North champions Prestatyn last season, 13 from the penalty spot.
He left the Seasiders at the turn of this year for Australian club Melbourne Knights.
Began his Welsh Premier career at Prestatyn in 2013-14, then spent three top-flight seasons with Rhyl.
After signing for Australian club Goulburn Valley Suns in January 2017, he returned to join Connah’s Quay Nomads 12 months later.
This exciting, attacking talent often impressed for the Deesiders, but at the start of 2019-20 he returned to Prestatyn.

26 Tom Collier (to Llysfaen)

Collier is returning to Llysfaen for the 2020-21 season.
He has grown up playing for the club at all age groups including the seniors, amassing 78 senior appearances, scoring 19 goals in the process.
Collier said: “It’s an honour to be welcomed back into the club I’ve played for over 10 years of my career with, especially after such an incredible season.”

27 Wes Baynes (Aberystwyth Town to Flint Town United)

Baynes, 31, joins Cymru Premier newcomers Flint from Aberystwyth Town.
Among his other previous clubs are Wrexham, Chester and Connah’s Quay Nomads.
He made 12 first team appearances for the Dragons before their relegation from the Football League at the end of 2007-08,
Baynes has featured in 123 Welsh Premier games, notching eight goals.
Dead-ball specialist, possesses a tremendous shot.

28 Alex Ramsay (Caernarfon Town to Bala Town)

New Bala goalkeeper Ramsay makes the switch from Caernarfon Town after spending four seasons at The Oval.
The 26-year-old shot stopper came through The New Saints’ youth system before spells at Caersws, Rhyl and Llanelli.
Keeping eight clean sheets for the Canaries last season, Alex was called up to the Wales C squad and has previously appeared for Wales Under 18’s at Semi Pro level. He is also an international at Futsal.
Ramsay currently works for Shrewsbury Town as a Youth Development Phase Coach and has his UEFA A Licence.

29 Tommy Creamer (to Conwy Borough)

A key player for the now defunct Rhyl FC last season, Creamer makes a welcome return to the Borough.
This attacking midfielder has a great eye for goal.
Previously with Wrexham, he returns to Y Morfa, where he played a major part of the 2017/18 treble winning squad.

30 Will Evans (Cardiff Met to Bala Town)

Evans, 22, lands at Maes Tegid from Cardiff Metropolitan University.
The attacking creative midfielder has spent five seasons at the Archers which saw him play in their Europa League campaign last summer and earn himself a call-up to the Wales C squad earlier this year.
Will notched seven league goals for Met during the 2019/20 season including the winner against the Lakesiders back in January.

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