AFE’s Stars of the 2019/20 season: Asa Thomas (Holyhead Town/Hotspur)

PICTURE by Chris Willz Photography.

A PLAYER who actually had more goals than what the history books will state when we look back on 2019/20 in years to come.

That is because, the goal machine that is Asa Thomas scored 19 goals for Holyhead Town in Welsh Alliance Two before the club folded in December 2019 (and their Reserves side in the Anglesey League subsequently became the first team), meaning that those goals he scored were expunged.

As a result, the first of two goals he scored for the ‘new’ Holyhead Town in a thrilling 7-6 win at Bodorgan in the Anglesey League, proved to be his 500th career goal and his first official goal of the 2019/20 season.

Soon after, Thomas made the switch to local rivals Holyhead Hotspur, where he went onto score six goals for The Reserves in the Anglesey League and four for the first team in Welsh Alliance One before the season came to an abrupt end due to the coronavirus pandemic.

So, his official tally for last season was 13 but technically speaking he did actually score 32 across three different levels of the Welsh pyramid.

The 29-year-old currently stands on 512 goals amassed during a free-scoring career on the island and is widely-regarded as one of the best players, if not the best, on Anglesey over the last decade or so.

He’s now Trearddur Bay Bulls’ asset where he teams up once more with good friend Gary Jo Owen and will play under Derek Thomas, who was once manager of the highly-successful Morawelon side which Thomas was such a big part of it.

And recent friendlies suggest he’ll be more than capable of smashing in the goals once more for The Bulls in North Wales Coast West Premier Division (Tier Four) when the next season starts.

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