PICTURE BY Wynne Evans shows Bolton in action against Mynydd Llandegai.
ABERFFRAW fell to a 3-2 defeat at Llanberis in the latest North Wales Coast West Premier fixtures this afternoon. But, despite that defeat, it was a day to remember for one Berffro great in particular.
The visitors had come from 1-0 down to be 2-1 up at the break at Ffordd Padarn but couldn’t continue their good form after beating Nefyn United in an impressive 3-2 win just last week.
Their second goal of the afternoon was significant as it meant that Gary Bolton had reached the magic 200-goal mark for his current club.
It was the goal that the 36-year-old had been waiting for as it marked a double century in 11 seasons for the Anglesey club.
Bolton has enjoyed some great times with Aberffraw over the years, winning promotion all the way from the Anglesey League to Welsh Alliance Two and the 2019/20 season again saw the evergreen attacker impress for the club, finishing as one of its top scorers with nine goals to his name.
Before his days at Aberffraw, who he joined back in 2010, the attacker had started out in the Sunday League for Trearddur Bay in 2003. He then signed for Bodedern in the following season, winning the Welsh Alliance there and spending four years with the first team and the Reserves.
A brief spell with Holyhead Hotspur then followed for the attacker before a season each at Cemaes Bay and Gaerwen.
His goals this season have come against Llanerchymedd (x2) in the Amateur Trophy, and a goal in each league game v Glantraeth, Mynydd Llandegai and Nefyn United.
However, as well as the 200 he’s netted whilst with Aberffraw, Bolton also scored 164 goals for his other clubs – giving him a total of 364 for a career during which he has mostly played up top and out wide for his respective teams.
Quite a few players can say they’ve scored 200 goals during their playing careers at this level, but not so many of those can say they have scored that many goals for JUST THE ONE CLUB.
Well done Gary, a true Berffro legend! 👏🏻