PICTURE by Wynne Evans
OUR latest instalment in this series once again sees us go over the bridge from Anglesey and into Gwynedd to a young Celts star who is bang in form this season.
In 2019/20, Talysarn Celts finished fifth in what was a hotly-contested Gwynedd League campaign cut short early by the Covid-19 pandemic.
Attacker Luke Baum caught the eye that season and was selected as their Young Player of the Year following some great performances.
His first goal of the season came in a 5-3 win over Ogwen Tigers and that was followed up by a brace and a Man of the Match performance in the 4-1 win over Llanystumdwy. During the course of the season, Baum would go on to hit a further nine goals in all competitions – including one in a thrilling 5-3 win over local rivals and Anglesey League runners-up Mountain Rangers in the NWCFA Junior Cup.
And the 20-year-old has continued that stunning form into the current campaign too.
With the Celts currently top of North Wales Coast West Division One, Baum has already netted 14 goals in just 9 appearances in all competitions for his side.
11 of those have come in 7 matches in the league – with 5 goals in a 9-0 drubbing of Bodorgan on the opening day of the 21/22 season setting him well on his way to enjoying a fine campaign.
Baum has already topped his goals tally for the whole of last season and looks like being a real handful to tier five defenders.
Can he now help the Celts win the league this season?