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Terrific 20 North Wales football signings (411-430)

Olly Johnson (centre) joins Penycae from Connah’s Quay Nomads Academy while Harry Smith (left) and Dyfan Thomas (right) step up to Penycae’s senior system. Photos: Penycae FC. Graphics: Robert Salisbury @MadeBySalisbury

Sam Henry (Corwen to Penycae)

Sam is pictured with first-team coaches Andy Jones and Matty Griffiths. Graphics: @MadeBySalisbury

Prolific marksman who once represented Bangor City in Europe.

Former top-scorer for Corwen, plus ex-Blacon Youth, Brickfield Rangers and Widnes FC.

Now he joins Penycae, who initially signed him last season but due to the player being ineligible he had to return to Corwen to see out the remainder of the campaign.

Manager Ben Heath said “I’m delighted to finally get my striker back, one of the best goal scorers around who’s done it in every league he’s played in. We’re looking forward to get going again and letting our football do the talking.”

Sam is a very clinical striker who loves a free-kick and has a deadly eye for goal.

Mussab Benaly (Marine to Ruthin Town)

Graphics: @MadeBySalisbury

Midfielder who started off with Marine Reserves in the West Cheshire League before being promoted to the Merseyside club’s first team, which plays in the Northern Premier League Division One West, last season.

Ruthin’s new management team of Phil Hudson and Tommy Holmes are delighted to have the new man on board.

Mussab said on joining Ruthin: “I am on a journey to become the best I can be and it has brought me to Ruthin. I will give my all to the team and Philly to reach a new level.”

Zac Davies (to Penycae)

Zac Davies (centre). Graphics: @MadeBySalisbury

One of the best young local talents joins Penycae.

Davies initially signed half-way through last season and instantly impressed manager Ben Heath with his raw talent and his enthusiasm to learn and improve.

Formerly with Cefn Albion.

Louis Chapman (to Caergybi)

A very talented young player who will no doubt make an impact for Caergybi this season.

Lots of pace and very skilful.

Darryl Charlton (to Llandegfan)

Much-travelled 40-year-old who can always be relied upon to work hard and deliver a desire to win each time he steps on the pitch.

Has represented a number of clubs, notably Amlwch Town, but has also played for the likes of Llannerchymedd and Llanfairpwll over the years.

Keiron Roberts (Greenfield to Denbigh Town)

Quality midfielder Roberts follows the same path as Sam Jones in joining Denbigh from Greenfield.

The new signing also once represented Rhydymwyn in their Cymru Alliance days.

Town manager Dewi Llion said: “Keiron is another signing from Greenfield who has impressed everyone during the pre-season sessions and another one who has settled in instantly. A tenacious midfielder who has a lot of quality on the ball.”

Roberts said: “I’m delighted to have signed for Denbigh and am looking forward to the season starting whenever that may be. I have missed a lot of football due to working abroad and travelling but now I’ve settled here again I’m looking forward to getting a good full season with the club.

“Denbigh has big ambitions and I want to be part of it moving forward. The lads have all made me feel welcome and I can’t wait to get started. 

“We’ve got a lot of good young lads in the squad mixed with experience so hopefully we have the right blend to have a successful season competing for the league and in the cup competitions.”

Myles Jones (to Penycae)

Myles pictured with assistant-manager Andy Jones and first-team coach Matty Griffiths. Photos/Graphics: @MadeBySalisbury

Former Bangor City and Holyhead Hotspur creative midfielder who recently moved to live in Penycae and has been training with the players for several weeks.

In these sessions his wealth of experience and talent has shone through. An explosive, powerful midfielder who will create a lot of chances for his new team.

Penycae manager Ben Heath said “He hit it off straight away, the first session by increasing the tempo and attitude of the players around him. I’m looking forward to working with Myles.”

Jordan Lloyd (Llangoed to Amlwch Town)

Jordan (right) with interim manager Chris Byast. All Amlwch photos Gethin Jones

Left-back who was with Llangoed last year.

Young talent who Amlwch’s new interim manager Chris Byast is looking forward to working with.

Joe Edwards (to Denbigh Town)

Twenty-year-old former Chester Academy and Bala Town Academy player Edwards will add to the midfield options available to Denbigh manager Dewi Llion and further strengthen the squad.

Joe, who has also picked up a Welsh Schoolboys cap, made it into the Bala Town first team squad before tearing an anterior cruciate ligament with associated meniscus damage in one of his knees. This meant he missed the whole of last season but is now back playing football.

The midfielder has known Dewi Llion for some time. He said: “Dewi tried to sign me for Bala when he was there and I was a teenager and we’ve kept in touch since then. “Dewi played a massive part in me signing for Denbigh and I can’t wait to get started.”

Mark Hamblin (to Caergybi)

Central midfield player who will add energy and fight to the Caergybi midfield.

Caergybi manager Dale Moffat said of Hamblin: “A tireless midfielder who we have come up against many times and are glad to get on board with us.”

Former clubs include Valley and Bryngwran Bulls.

Santiago Micucci (to Bangor City)

Young right-back Micucci joins the Citizens after impressing manager Hugo Colace at academy levels.

Colace said: “He has a bright future, and is a very talented youngster. Micucci is a fantastic prospect, but will also hold his own in and around the first team as he has shown in his first few training sessions!”

Lewis Brown (to Amlwch Town)

Lewis Brown (right) with Chris Byast

Left-winger, new to the men’s game. Will be interesting to see how he shapes up.

David Williams (to CPD Y Fali)

Young defender who has been very impressive in training.

Formerly with Holyhead Hotspur, he signed for Glantraeth but did not play a game for them.

Valley manager Dan Jones is looking forward to seeing him on the pitch.

Joshua Atkin (Saltney Town to Corwen)

Excellent keeper who has been a consistently high class performer in the former Welsh National League Premier Division in recent seasons.

Other ex-clubs include Brickfield Rangers.

Tudur Williams (CPD Y Fali to Llannerchymedd)

CPD Llannerchymedd are delighted to welcome Tudur Williams back to the club after a season away with Valley FC.

Tudur is no stranger to the Medd, having spent three seasons at the club from 2016-19 under the management of Meirion Grieves and assistant Iwan Williams.

A central midfielder, his fitness is second to none, an energetic player, who will run the whole 90 minutes and more if needed.

Caio Ault (to Amlwch Town)

Caio Ault (right) with Chris Byast

Centre-back returning to football after a few years out.

Dion Taylor (Llanfairpwll to Llandegfan)

Dion (black and blue) puts in a tackle for previous club Llanfairpwll

Previously played for the likes of Llanfairpwll where, alongside fellow new signings Lee Morris and Darryl Charlton, he won cups.

Dion will slot in well into the centre-back/central defensive midfield role at Llandegfan.

Tom Hughes (Llandyrnog United to Caerwys)

North East Wales League Championship side Caerwys are delighted to announce the signing of Tom Hughes from Llandyrnog.

Tom is a very young exciting prospect who will add quality going forward.

Mathew Jones (Wrexham AFC to Flint Town United)

Central midfielder Jones, 18, lands at the Essity Stadium from Wrexham AFC.

The exciting youngster featured three times for the Dragons in the Scottish League Challenge Cup last season against Ayr, St Mirren U20 and Rangers U20.

Mathew came through the Academy structure at the Racecourse and his first team experience will stand him in good stead in the Cymru Premier.

Olly Johnson (Connah’s Quay Nomads to Penycae)

Hard-working midfielder who has a big future in the game.

Johnson played under Penycae’s first team coach Matt Griffiths in the academy system at Nomads.

Harry Smith and Dyfan Thomas also join the senior section at Afoneitha Road after progressing through Penycae’s youth system. 

Both have played at the club since they were six and both have also represented Connah’s Quay Nomads Academy.

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