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15 more North Wales football signings (328-342)

John Owen signs a permanent deal with Porthmadog. Picture: CPD Porthmadog

John Owen (Cefn Druids to Porthmadog – permanent)

John Owen (red) in past Europa League action for Llandudno against IFK Göteborg of Sweden. Picture: Neil Sheldon

Having joined Port in September 2019 on loan from Cefn Druids, John Owen’s deal with the Traeth club is now permanent.

Last season he played 18 games for Port scoring 9 goals. He previously represented the red and blacks between 2012-14 making a very positive contribution with 28 (+3) appearances and notching 10 goals.

John’s former clubs also include Bangor City, Aberystwyth Town, Rhyl and Llandudno, all in the Welsh Premier.

He made his WPL debut for Bangor as a 16-year-old late substitute in a 1-1 draw with Caernarfon Town in April 2009.

In a second WPL appearance that season, striker Owen came on as a replacement again and on this occasion scored in a 3-1 win at Newtown.

Owen was on City’s books for five seasons but never made an actual WPL start, featuring 26 times as a sub.

Later played for Rhyl, Llandudno and Aberystwyth in the top flight, notching 21 goals in 77 starts, and also turned out for Caersws.

During his time at Aber he was capped by Wales at ‘C’ international level. A highly rated striker who can change a game with one flash of skill.

Kieran Western (to Rhyl All Stars)

Winger/striker Kieran is a quality player with a classy finishing touch whether it’s a goal or an assist.

Kieran took a season away from football last year but previously played at Kinmel Bay.

All Stars manager Robert Cunnah said: “We are excited to see what Kieran can bring to the team this season and we hope he can provide some added competition in the attacking areas.”

Western added: “After being out of football for 2 years with injury I am buzzing to be signing for Rhyl All Stars and hopefully with the team we have we can push ourselves and get some good results.”

Marcus Banks (Pwllheli to Porthmadog)

Highly regarded 18 year old joins Port from his hometown club CPD Pwllheli.

A first team player at Pwllheli from a young age, he has also played for Bangor City’s U19 Development Squad and was called up to a Welsh Academy training camp in January 2019.

Follows in a line of quality Banks family members who have represented the club; a cousin of current player Josh Banks and nephew of former player Chris Banks.

George Steele (Mold Alex to CPD Sychdyn)

Promising centre half lands at Wat’s Dyke Way from neighbours Mold Alexandra.

Possesses a cool head for such a young player at this level. 

Callum Truesdale (to Rhyl All Stars)

Versatile midfield player who can adapt to many different positions.

Callum is a strong passer of the ball and hopefully he can replicate his training form into the season.

All Stars boss Robert Cunnah said: “Callum brings extra quality to the team and hopefully can play a big part in a solid season.”

Truesdale said: “I’m buzzing to be back playing serious football after a few years at university. I’m looking to help the lads push for better results and hopefully improve myself and the team.”

Cole Wilson (Saltney Town to CPD Sychdyn)

Defensive midfielder joins from the villagers from Saltney Town.
Composed and calm on the ball.

Tony Davies (to CPD Y Rhyl 1879)

Highly experienced defender who formerly played for Rhyl FC when they were a Welsh Premier club.

Also represented Bala Town in the WPL and Europa League.

A former captain at Marine and Denbigh Town, Davies has also played for Ashton United and was at Flint Town United last season before being released this summer.

Following several training sessions, Tony agreed to join tier 4 to wear the shirt of CPD Y Rhyl 1879.

Commanding presence in the back-line and very dominant in the air.

Nick Sanders (to Rhyl All Stars)

Full back Sanders is known well in the Sunday League set up.

He has been training since the squad returned for pre-season and has impressed with his ability.

All Stars manager Robert Cunnah said: “Hopefully Nick can make that position his own and do a solid job through the season.”

Sanders added: “Looking forward to playing for my first Saturday league football team.”

Owen Edwards (to CPD Sychdyn)

The ideal defender, someone strong in the tackle with quality on the ball. 

Luis Teles (Bangor City to Llanfairfechan Town)

Attacking midfielder Teles joined Bangor City in the 2020 January window from Bethesda Athletic, but has decided to switch to Llanfairfechan for the 2020-21 campaign.

Portuguese Teles has also had spells with Beaumaris Town and Menai Bridge Tigers.

Llanfairfechan manager Adam Parry said: “He’s a really good lad, really disciplined, plays centre-midfield or as a winger.”

Jack King (to CPD Sychdyn)

Brings plenty of energy to the midfield or on the wing.

Kian Doyle-Davies (Plas Madoc to Cefn Mawr Rangers)

Eighteen-year-old joins Rangers after transferring from the disbanded Plas Madoc.

Kian played his first season in senior football at Tier 3 which shows the ability he possesses for such a young player. 

Matthew Dix (Mynydd Isa to CPD Sychdyn)

After a frustrating time last season, Matthew is looking to really kick on with game time this year.

Midfield player who has plenty of ability waiting to flourish.

Cai Davies (Ruthin Town to Llandyrnog United)

Centre midfielder Davies returns to Llandyrnog from Vale of Clwyd neighbours Ruthin Town.

Cai started his senior playing days at Cae Nant under current Dyrny boss Jimmy McNally during his time as reserve manager. 

He is seen as a huge addition to the club as the build-up to the 2020-21 season accelerates.

Sam Williams (to CPD Sychdyn)

Another strong tackler and solid defender who plays anywhere across the back-four.

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