A MUCH-LOVED and well-respected North Wales footballer returned to the pitch last night – nearly two years after being diagnosed with a form m of cancer.
Midfielder Danny Gosset played for Bala Town in their friendly match v Cardiff Met at Maes Tegid.
The JD Cymru Premier sides squared off in a game split into four quarters which saw the Archers coming out on top 5-4 overall.
But the real big news was that Gosset (below) was able to return to the playing field during the match for the first time in around two years.
Players and officials from both clubs gave him a big round of applause as he made an emotional return to the field.
The 26-year-old, who is from Y Felinheli just outside Bangor, was diagnosed with B-Cell Non-Hodgkin’s Lymphoma on August 16, 2019, after initially suffering from a dull ache in his hip. He then underwent courses of chemotherapy and radiotherapy before being given the ‘all clear’ in January last year.
The central midfielder joined Bala from Bangor City in 2018 and has also previously represented the likes of Rhyl, The New Saints and English Football League club Oldham Athletic, as well as the Cymru C squad (below).
Gosset had been a big part of The Lakesiders squad before having to miss the whole of last season due to his diagnosis.
A Bala Town club statement said the player “played brilliantly in the middle of the park” for the club in last night’s friendly – news which brought joy to many a football fan.
And with Bala now set to return to official JD Cymru Premier action next weekend – could be yet go on to play a part in the rest of their 20/21 campaign?