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North Wales football summer signings 2020 (Nos 76-90)

Andy Clarke will return to Glantraeth this season. He passed the 300 career goals mark last term

Darren Lewthwaite (Gaerwen to Glantraeth)

Darren Lewthwaite (stripes) in action for Gaerwen

Pacy attacker and a real handful for any defence, he will add quality and depth to Glantraeth’s attacking options.

Darren joins from Gaerwen and has also played in the past for teams such as Beaumaris Town, Menai Bridge and Pentraeth.

Netted 20 goals in 2015/16 across spells at Menai Bridge and Gaerwen and with a full season under his belt he usually scores around that mark.

Meilir Williams (Blaenau Amateurs to Conwy Borough)

Goal machine lands at Y Morfa.

Williams was top goalscorer in Welsh Alliance Division One in 2018/19 with 28 league goals for Penrhyndeudraeth.

Last season he returned to Blaenau Amateurs and scored 15 times.

A former Porthmadog Academy player, Williams has also previously played for Porthmadog’s first team and Bala Town Under-19s.

He signed for Port towards the end of 2016/17 and scored within a minute of his debut against Conwy Borough at Y Traeth.

Williams added three more goals before that season’s completion, then played all of 2017/18 for Port, netting double figures.

His goal-getting heroics for Penrhyndeudraeth in 2018/19 took his total to more than 100 in less than 90 matches for the Maes-y-Parc club.

Andy Clarke (Bethesda Athletic to Glantraeth)

Prolific goalscorer wherever he has played returns to Glantraeth for 2020-21.

Past clubs include: Y Felinheli, Llanberis, Beaumaris, Bethesda, Arriva Bangor, Maes-y-Bryn and Menai Bridge Tigers, as well as Glantraeth.

Won Welsh Alliance Division Two League and Cup double with Glan in 2011-12, scoring 36 goals and playing in NWCFA Challenge Cup Final against Bangor City.

Now 32, Andy was last at Glantraeth in 2018-19 when the club was in the Gwynedd League, netting 31 times.

His senior career goals total stands at 301.

Sam Hart (Airbus UK Broughton to Colwyn Bay)

Sam Hart in Airbus kit. Picture: Andrew Lincoln

Really classy addition to Bay’s squad for 2020-21.

Defender Hart, 28, arrives at Llanelian Road from Airbus UK Broughton.

Chester-born player who progressed through the youth ranks at Preston North End, signing a pro contract in May 2010, and he represented Wales at schoolboy level in the Victory Shield and also at Under-17 and Under-19 level in the European Championships.

He first joined Airbus in 2012 and went on to have spells at Bangor City and then Llandudno, completing 137 WPL appearances and scoring 21 goals, before a brief spell at Flint Town United prior to returning to Airbus in January 2019.

Has scored some spectacular long-range goals in his career and is deadly from free kicks and the penalty spot.

Shaun Monument (Gaerwen to Glantraeth)

Shaun Monument. Pic: CPD Gaerwen

Ex-Gaerwen player described as a born winner who will add drive and determination to the Glantraeth squad.

Can be relied upon to pop up with some quality strikes, and is a huge threat from set pieces.

Other former clubs include Pentraeth.

Owain Jones (to Llanrwst United)

Jones, 21, is a former Wales Schools international whose talents developed in the Llandudno FC Under-19 development squad.

He went on to feature occasionally for Llandudno’s first team in the 2016-17, 2017-18 and 2018-19 Welsh Premier seasons.

Tim Cavanagh (Gaerwen to Glantraeth)

Tim Cavanagh. Pic: CPD Gaerwen

Rejoins Glantraeth after a season playing at Gaerwen.

Tim is a very powerful defender who likes to play from the back and fits right in with the philosophy of his new club.

Sam Roberts (Llanrwst United to Bangor 1876)

Sam Roberts. Picture: CPD Bangor 1876

Roberts, 20, is a Welsh schools and academy international who has agreed to join Bangor 1876 for the new season.

He has spent the last two years at Llanrwst, having previously been an academy player at both Wrexham and Connah’s Quay Nomads.

Sam is a left-footer who often features in the centre of midfield. However, he is a versatile player who has appeared in other positions such as left-back.

He has represented Wales at under-18 schools and under-18 academy level.

1876’s latest signing scored against his new team for Llanrwst in the FAW Trophy last season.

Iwan Williams (Gaerwen to Glantraeth)

Ex-Gaerwen and Pentraeth striker Williams has the potential to considerably boost new club Glantraeth’s goals tally.

A versatile attacking option who can play wide or up the middle, he has great pace and is a quality finisher.

Dyfan Jones (to Llanuwchllyn)

Dyfan Jones. Pic: CPD Llanuwchllyn

Returning to Llanuwchllyn after a two-season break is Dyfan Jones.

The club is delighted to see the return of this reliable performer.

David Clarke (Gaerwen to Glantraeth)

Experienced keeper whose former clubs include Beaumaris, Bethesda Athletic, Gaerwen, Menai Bridge Tigers and Glantraeth.

Another player well known to Glantraeth manager Sean Brett who has worked with Clarke before.

Brett said: “Dave is a top drawer keeper who will add experience to a young talented squad.”

Clarke was man of the match in the 2011/12 North Wales Challenge Cup Final for Glantraeth against Bangor City at Nantporth. City won 4-1, but Dave was outstanding.

Has won Anglesey League, Welsh Alliance Divisions One and Two, the North Wales Junior Cup and various league cups.

Also played for NWCFA squad representing Wales at the UEFA Regions Cup in Estonia in 2015.

Gwydion Ifan (to Llanuwchllyn)

Gwydion Ifan. Pic: CPD Llanuwchllyn

Highly-rated Gwydion has decided to return to Llanuwchllyn after two seasons away.

He will be able to register as a Llan player as soon as the transfer window opens.

A hard working full-back, Gwydion represented the Welsh Schools U18s in the Centenary Shield in 2010.

His previous clubs include Ruthin Town and Porthmadog in the Cymru Alliance, as well as Bala Town and Llanuwchllyn.

Gethin Davies (Gaerwen to Glantraeth)

Midfielder Davies is another outstanding player highly rated by Glantraeth boss Sean Brett, who said: “Geth is a fantastic footballer, who is technically gifted and a great passer of the ball. We can’t wait to have him back.”

Tom Watkin-Jones (Ruthin Town to Llanuwchllyn)

Tom Watkin-Jones. Pic: CPD Llanuwchllyn

Young striker with lighting pace that can scare any defence.

Moved from Bala Town to Ruthin Town, where he scored plenty of goals, mostly for the reserves.

Great capture for Llanuwchllyn, where he will be registered once the transfer window opens.

Jamie Breese (Caernarfon Town to Newtown)

Jamie Breese was a great success at Caernarfon Town

Caernarfon supporters were sad to see Breese depart but he left with good wishes ringing in his ears after five great seasons with the Canaries.

The 28-year-old netted 98 goals in 170 appearances for the Cofis.

Breese joined the Canaries in summer 2015, having been Cymru Alliance player of the season and league top-scorer the campaign before at Llanidloes Town.

He was an instant hit with Caernarfon, topping the club scoring chart three seasons in a row, bagging 32 in 2015/16, plus 27 in both 2016/17 and 2017/18.

In two of those seasons, Caernarfon won the Cymru Alliance, the latter success securing them a return to the Cymru Premier after a 10-year absence.

While Breese’s net-finding record in the top flight had not been as prolific he was still a key player as Town secured back-to-back top six finishes.

Breese, who hails from Mid Wales, began at Newtown in 2010 before moving to Llanidloes in the Mid Wales League in 2012.

He now aims to be a success with the Robins 10 years on from starting his career at Latham Park.

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