Young Stars To Watch Out For in 21/22: Connor O’Neill (Llangoed)

PICTURE by Richard Gregson shows O’Neill celebrating his goal v Holyhead Town.

LLANGOED’S team at this moment in time is full of talented young players and this young man may just be the best of the bunch.

At just 16 years of age, Connor O’Neill has stood out in North Wales Coast West Division One with performances which are far beyond his young years.

A tall and commanding centre half, he is brilliant in the air and will no doubt benefit further from playing alongside the vastly-experienced Steve Edwards at the back this season. The 58-year-old CB is best known for his time with Arriva Bangor, where helped the club onto three trophies in as many seasons in the Anglesey League.

O’Neill is a solid defender and times his tackles very well – he knows when to stand off and wen to go sliding in.

O’Neill (navy blue) takes on Caergybi’s Tom Scott. PIC: Richard Gregson

He has already made six appearances for Llangoed’s first team in tier five this season, playing in every league match for them to date. He also stepped in for the club’s Reserves following a few drop-out’s last week and put in a Man of the Match performance after coming on as a substitute in a 5-3 loss to Pwllheli’s second string.

The best moment of his season to date though came in the 3-1 win at Holyhead Town as he scored a powerful header to give his side a two-goal cushion and eventually helped them onto their first, and so far only, victory of the 21/22 season.

Should he continue in such great form and show such great attitude and desire, then make no mistake about it – O’Neill can go very far in the game. He has all the attributes you could possibly want in a defender and is absolutely fearless for someone who is playing in their first season in senior football.

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