AFE’s Stars of the 2019/20 Season: Shaun Cavanagh (Porthmadog)

HE MAY have only played a handful of games for Port at tier two level last season, but Cavanagh certainly left his mark at Y Traeth during his short stay there.

The 23-year-old attacker only signed for the club in January 2020, but scored six goals in just four matches for Porthmadog before the Coronavirus pandemic brought the season to an abrupt end.

The curtailed campaign saw Port relegated to tier three after a thoroughly disappointing campaign.

However, many people I’ve spoken to, including manager Craig Papirnyk, have said they believe that, had the season continued to its conclusion, Cavanagh could have single-handedly gone on to rescue the club from the drop.

Despite being so young, Cavanagh has always played his football at a higher level with the likes of Caernarfon Town, Llandudno and Bangor City. He had also played for Porthmadog in the past before returning in January 2020.

Among his stand-out moments during his short stay was a brace in a 2-0 win over Buckley Town and another double in a brilliant 2-2 draw with eventual league champions Prestatyn Town.

A fantastic finisher, Cavanagh has now returned to Llandudno FC as of last month. He will no doubt add some firepower to the club once football resumes at tier two level.

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