Anglesey League 19/20: A look at some of the Cemaes Bay stars …

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Steven Whittaker

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Without doubt the star man whenever he plays, ‘Tyco’ is one of the best strikers on the island and he’s already tearing the Anglesey League apart this season – having returned to School Lane from Welsh Alliance side Bodedern in the summer.

Four more goals in last Friday’s 8-1 crushing of Arriva Bangor sees Whittaker’s tally up to 17 goals (13 in league) already this season and he’ll no doubt be up there – if not right at the top – of the goal scoring charts come the end of the campaign.

Keenan Downey

PICTURE: Edryd Jones.

Another player who dropped down from playing Welsh Alliance football with Bodedern to return to help his former club go for Anglesey League glory this season – and another one who’s made a real contribution already too.

Downey is a dynamic central midfielder who loves to win the ball back for his team and set them up on the break. He’s also contributed eight goals so far and looks the part as club captain of a club in which he previously came through the youth ranks.

Andy Williams

PICTURE: Edryd Jones

Experienced striker who, prior to joining The Bay this summer, spent several seasons with Gwynedd League side Bro Goronwy – where he finished as the club’s top scorer on a number of occasions.

Having now dropped down a division, the goals have kept coming for Williams – 15 in total already. A huge loss for Bro but a huge signing for Cemaes, I’m sure he can easily surpass the 30 goal mark this season if he stays fit.

Daniel Jones

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Top young talent who, despite some very stern competition at School Lane this season, has managed to stand out from the crowd with some performances beyond his years.

At just 16 years old, he’s bossed games at times and looks like he could go on to big things. Jones, who is also an academy player at Cymru Premier side Caernarfon Town, has played in central midfield and at centre back this season and has notched an impressive six goals for The Bay to date.

Alongside fellow talented youngsters Sol Williams and Josh Griffiths, Jones will be one to keep an eye on as the season develops.

Dafydd Jones

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One of the very few players who represented Cemaes last season who are still there this season, Jones was captain of the club during their re-emergence as a club in 2018/19.

Having played as a central midfielder and a centre back during that campaign, he has played in the middle this time around and is one of those players who always gives 110% when he’s on the pitch. The fact that he has remained at School Lane when many others haven’t speaks volumes fo rhis dedication and rate.

Lewis Connor

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Tall full back/centre back who improved game upon game during his time with Llanerchymedd in the Welsh Alliance. Connor is another former player who has returned to the club for 2019/20.

He’s a key player defensively for The Bay and always poses a threat with his height too. He’ll be a key player within this team as they push for the title this season.

Sam Carter

PICTURE: Darren Jones.

Previously with Bro Goronwy in the Gwynedd League, Carter is a no-nonsense centre back who reads the game very well.

He’s a solid centre back who has added even more options to this already talented Cemaes side and has slotted in very well in the heart of Darren Thomas’ side’s defence.

Dylan Jones

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Another experienced head who joined the club from long-term club Bro Goronwy over the summer. Jones has been one of the best defenders in the Gwynedd League for a number of years in my opinion and he went out on a high at Bro too – captaining them on to winning the Junior Cup for the third time in their history (and scoring a goal in the final in the process).

He’s a strong and commanding centre back who will almost always win his aerial duels. When he’s available, he’ll prove to be one of, if not the, best defender in the division this year.

Tam Morton

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Highly underrated winger who always works hard for his team. Morton is very quick with the ball at his feet and is a very useful player to have on your team.

He has also popped up with two goals so far.

Luke McKittrick

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There’s a reason I recently decided to sponsor McKittrick for the season ahead – he’s really impressed me these past two seasons during his time at Caergybi.

He went from being a bit-part player to their Managers Player and Players Player of the Season in the space of less than two years and that’s a real testament to his hard-working attitude.

He never stop running in the middle of the park and he’s already proving to be a real asset to Cemaes’ team since his return there a few weeks ago.

Goalscorers for The Bay so far this season (cup goals in brackets) …

Steven Whittaker – 13 (4) = 17 goals
Andy Williams – 10 (5) = 15 goals
Keenan Downey – 7 (1) = 8 goals
Daniel Jones – 4 (2) = 6 goals
Todd Cusick – 5 goals
Ryan Folksman – 2 goals
Chris Hughes – 1 (1) = 2 goals
Tam Morton – 1 (1) = 2 goals
Dafydd Jones – 1 (1) = 2 goals
Dylan Jones – 2 goals
Chris Byast – 2 goals
Lewis Connor – 1
George Nelson – 1
Huw Torr – 1
Matty O’Hara – 1
Josh Griffiths – 1
Tam Morton – 1 (1)
Dafydd Jones – 1 (1)
Sam Carter – 1

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