PICTURE by Chris Willz Photography.
THIS man is the very definition of the phrase ‘like a fine wine’ and continues to prove that age is no limit when you’ve got the talent and the desire.
Former Leeds United and Bangor City midfielder-turned-forward Chris Jones was a vital component within the Holyhead Hotspur side which went on to be crowned Welsh Alliance One champions as he finished the season as the club’s top scorer in all competitions.
The 35-year-old opened his campaign in fantastic fashion with a hat-trick in Hotspur’s 9-2 win over Prestatyn Sports. And he went on to fire in a further 14 goals in what was a memorable campaign for both the player and the club.
Jones was a once a Welsh Premier League player and is held in high regard by Bangor City fans in particular. In a decade spent in Wales’ top-flight, he played for Llangefni Town, Porthmadog and, predominantly, Bangor City, featuring in 175 matches for the Citizens, scoring 37 times. But it is of course his decider versus Honka of Finland in the Europa League at the Racecourse, Wrexham that will go down in the history books for City.
It’s great to see him continuing his evergreen career with Darren Garmey’s Hotspur side who he has been with for the last two seasons, after a spell with Porthmadog.
I’m sure he’ll be relishing the opportunity to play in the Cymru North (tier two) when next season starts.