New signings to watch out for in 21/22: Matty Roberts (Holyhead Town)

PICTURE by Wynne Evans shows Roberts in Bryngwran Bulls colours.

NOW here’s a player I have always enjoyed watching down the years.

Back when I started covering local football on a more regular basis back in 2017, Matty Roberts was tearing it up for a successful Bryngwran Bulls team.

Playing under Richard Owen that year the skilful winger was unstoppable, racking up 15 goals as the club secured a cup double (Lucas Oil and Dargie Cups) to add to its ever-growing trophy cabinet.

Roberts on the ball for the Bulks v Bodorgan in 2017. PIC: Wynne Evans.

One of those came in a cup final match when he bagged a goal in the 3-0 victory over Mynydd Tigers to secure the Lucas Oil Cup for the Bulls.

He went a step further in 2018/19 however, scoring 18 goals as the Bulls stampeded their way to finally winning the Anglesey League title and promotion to the Gwynedd League in the process. Roberts also played in the 2-0 Elias Cup final win over Arriva Bangor at Nantporth that season.

In the club’s first season in the GL, Roberts was a bit-part player due to work commitments but still managed four goals during a season cut short by the Covid-19 pandemic.

The winger now arrives at Millbank with Holyhead Town ahead of the 21/22 campaign. Make no mistake about it, Roberts is a player who will show is class when he plays.

Roberts (blue and white it) on the ball v Fali last Sunday. PIC: JWO Photography.

He’s a player who loves to get at defenders and take them on and has a great cross on him too and, of course, a keen eye for goal – as he proved last weekend with a goal in the 3-1 friendly win over CPD Y Fali.

He should prove to be a fantastic addition to a side which features a great mix of youth and experience heading into the first-ever North Wales Coast West Division One season.

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