North Wales football signings (161-180)

Holywell Town all-time great Phil Lloyd (red) has left the club

Phil Lloyd (Holywell Town to Halkyn & Flint Mountain)

Striker Lloyd will become tier 4 North East Wales League Premier Division side Halkyn & Flint Mountain’s second signing of the summer when the registration window opens.

A prolific striker with a lethal touch in front of goal, Lloyd came through the youth ranks at Flint Town United, going on to make several first team appearances for the club before a switch to rivals Holywell Town.

Lloyd enjoyed a successful period at Holywell, winning a 2014-15 treble which included scoring twice in the final as the Wellmen lifted the FAW Trophy in 2015.

Dylan Williams (Arriva Bangor to Llangoed)

Williams joined Llangoed last season from Gaerwen, but left shortly afterwards to sign for Arriva Bangor, who played Friday nights, because he could not play on Saturdays.

He played for Llandegfan, Llangoed, Llangefni Town and Llanfairpwll before switching to Gaerwen.

Jared Bieber (to Saltney Town)

Subject to international clearance when the registration window opens, Bieber will be singing to Saltney’s tune.

He will join the club having previously played for Vauxhall Motors and Chester Nomads, plus also in the United States. Bieber is comfortable in both central midfield or at centre-half.

“The set up, training and staff have been first class since my arrival,” he said. “With the new players coming in, and the lads that have been retained, a quality squad is starting to take shape.

“I’m looking forward to testing myself at this level and helping the team to a successful first season in the new league structure.”

Matty Harvey (Holywell Town to Halkyn & Flint Mountain)

Defender Harvey will become manager Rob Marshall’s fourth summer signing when the registration window opens next week.

A commanding centre back, Harvey joins the club from Holywell Town, where he enjoyed a successful period, including an FAW Trophy win in 2015.

Harvey adds yet more higher league experience to the squad, having competed in tier two with his former team.

Corey Mason (to Saltney Town)

Mason returns to the game after a spell out due to work commitments.

He was someone the Bordermen’s management were very keen to bring in.

Able to play either full-back positions, Mason is looking forward to joining the Town, saying: “I spoke with Bails (assistant Adam Bailey), and Saltney seems like the perfect place for me to get back into my football.

“I know quite a few of the lads from different teams in the past which always helps, and they are a decent group of lads. Been really impressed so far.”

Kirk Russell (Caerwys to Halkyn & Flint Mountain)

Goalkeeper Russell will re-sign for the Halkyn & Flint Mountain when the registration window opens next week.
Russell was the Mountain’s first choice goalkeeper during their successful quadruple-winning 2018/19 season and made a vital save in the penalty shoot-out win over Mold Town United in the President’s Cup final.
He returns to the club following a brief spell at North East Wales League Championship side Caerwys last season.

Craig Roberts (Llangefni Town to Menai Bridge Tigers)

Experienced attacking midfielder who helped ensure Llangefni Town remained in the Cymru North last season.

Former Bangor City player who made 35 appearances for the club when they were in the Welsh Premier, Roberts has also turned out for Beaumaris Town, Glantraeth (two spells). Caernarfon Town, Bethesda Athletic (two spells) and Porthmadog.

Now 37, he has won many trophies in his career and still has much to offer.

Alex Goundrey (to Halkyn & Flint Mountain)

First new player to commit to Halkyn & Flint Mountain for 2020-21.

His signing is due to go through once the registration window opens next week.

A versatile player who can play either at centre back or in central midfield, Goundrey came through the youth ranks at Flint Town United, going on to make a handful of substitute appearances for the then tier-two side, before a serious injury put him on the sidelines for a lengthy period of time.

Paul Rowlands (Gwalchmai to Menai Bridge Tigers)

Tricky winger who played for Gwalchmai in Welsh Alliance Division Two last season.

The 36-year-old has enjoyed a decorated career which also included stints at Bodedern, Llangefni Town, Glantraeth and Holyhead Hotspur.

Charlie Hughes (Castell Alun Colts to Saltney Town)

Former Wales Under-18 international striker Hughes has signalled his intent to complete a move to Saltney Town, having spent the latter part of last season at Castell Alun Colts.

Someone who the Bordermen have tried numerous times to sign over the past few years, Charlie is well known to the management team.

Bags of pace, skill and a keen finisher, Hughes will add further potency to an exciting looking forward line.

Charlie said: “I’m excited to be joining the club, and can’t wait for the games to start.”

Steve Smith (to Glantraeth)

A stalwart of CPD Llanfairpwll, Smith makes the move to Glantraeth for the 2020-21 campaign.

Traeth manager Sean Brett said: “Steve is a player that I’ve both managed and played alongside, and he has always given 100% each and every time.

“He’s a versatile player whose vast experience will be a great asset to the squad.”

Dan Sim (Greenfield to CPD Y Rhyl 1879)

Ball-playing midfielder who played in Welsh Alliance Division One with Greenfield last season.

CPD Y Rhyl 1879 manager Gareth Thomas said: “Delighted to get Dan on board as I have previously tried to sign him after he had finished University in Manchester where during that time he played for Stockport Town will be a great addition for us.”

Jak Newell (Ruthin Town to Llandyrnog United)

Central defensive midfielder or left-back who joins Dyrny from near neighbours Ruthin Town.

Owen Hallmark (Connah’s Quay Nomads to CPD Y Rhyl 1879)

Hallmark joins new club 1879 from Connah’s Quay Nomads where he was last season’s under-19 captain.

A no-nonsense centre-half who likes a challenge and is looking forward to competing at senior level at Rhyl following a successful campaign in youth football.

Elystan Hughes (to Llandyrnog United)

No-nonsense defender who brings a wealth of experience to the club which could prove vital In the coming season.

Effective at either right-back or centre back. Former clubs include Corwen.

Jordan Manley (Connah’s Quay Nomads to CPD Y Rhyl 1879)

Goalkeeper, aged 22, with Welsh Premier experience at Connah’s Quay, where he progressed through the academy.

Manley was part of the gap Coleg Cambria side who won the U19 National Colleges Final in May 2015.

He made his competitive debut for Nomads as a second half substitute against Denbigh Town in the Nathaniel MG Cup victory in October 2016.

CPD Y Rhyl 1879 manager Gareth Thomas said: “Jordan is one of the most dedicated keepers around and will be a fantastic addition to the squad.”

Keighan Jones (Corwen to Brickfield Rangers)

Keighan Jones (left) and Gareth Wilson

Goalkeeper Jones is new Brickfield manager Gareth Wilson’s first signing.
Jones started his career at Airbus’ academy before going on to be a part of the Cymru U18 squad as well as the Welsh Colleges team.

Since 2016, Jones has played for Conwy Borough, Caernarfon Town, Holywell Town and, most recently, Corwen.

Wilson said: “I am absolutely delighted to sign Keighan – he is a fantastic, young but experienced goalkeeper who will be a tremendous addition. His attitude is first class and he is going to be a huge asset to the football club.”

Sean James (Llannefydd to Llandyrnog United)

Central attacking midfielder James returns to his former club.

Another useful addition to Jimmy McNally’s squad for the 2020-21 season.

Ioan Thomas (Trearddur Bay Bulls to Bodorgan)

Ioan Thomas (front)

Bodorgan are delighted to have re-signed Thomas after a spell with Trearddur Bay Bulls.

“We are very happy to get Ioan back. He is a very, very talented player who causes lots of problems and is a great signing for us,” said a CPD Bodorgan club statement.

Rickie Lavelle (to Caergybi)

A player with great experience in higher leagues, most recently with Holyhead Town and Trearddur Bay.

Lavelle will add so much extra quality to tier 5 club Caergybi. He can play in either defence or midfield.

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