One of the most exciting North Wales football transfers of last summer has been frustratingly denied the opportunity to bear fruit.
Goal machine Sean Sheridan had a sensational 2019-20 campaign for Vale of Clwyd and Conwy League Division One runners-up Llysfaen.
It was no surprise when in May 2020, Sheridan was snapped up by tier 4 North Wales Coast East Premier Division club Llanfairfechan Town.
Sadly, the non-start of the 2020-21 season because of Covid-19 has meant Sheridan is yet to make his competitive debut for Adam Parry’s side.
Today sees the ex-Colwyn Bay prospect celebrate his 25th birthday. He would no doubt have loved to mark the occasion with a game of football yesterday, but in these trying and gloomy times it was not to be.
Born on January 31, 1996, Sean had played for Colwyn Bay Reserves/firsts, Old Colwyn, Llysfaen, Mochdre and Pen-y-Bryn before switching to Llysfaen.
He treasured his time with the Bay, where he won the first-ever Welsh Alliance Reserves League Cup Final in 2014-15, beating Denbigh Town 2-1 at Rhyl.
The Bay team was: Gaz Rees, Ash Seddon (Ben Roberts), David Algieri, Josh Graham, Fabian Ellis (c), Dewi Algieri, Sean Sheridan, Will Frost, Damian Ketley, Marc Williams, Ryan Watson. Subs: Will Jones, Matt Sampson, Charlie Jones, Aaron Rickards.
In a breakthrough 2019-20 season for Emlyn Robert Jones’ Llysfaen side, Sean scored 31 goals in 19 games, including 21 in the league in 11 matches. He grabbed two hat-tricks and bagged four goals in a game twice.
Sean helped the Banana Field outfit finish runners-up in their division, having not lost a single game and only missing out on the title by the narrowest of margins on points-per-game to NFA.Llysfaen lost by 0.03 of a point having played a game less. Their goal difference was +11 better than the first-placed team.
Sean also filled a vital dual role at the club as coach of the Llysfaen Lionesses ladies recreational football side.
Now the pacy front man awaits the next stage of his career at Llanfairfechan, but it is looking increasingly unlikely the 2020-21 season for tiers 4 and 5 will ever start. The same could be true for their tiers above.
Happy birthday Sean – have as good a day as possible.