AFE’s Stars of 2021: Jay Finter (Llanfairpwll)

PICTURE BY Richard Gregson

HERE is a young star who has really shone for a Llanfairpwll side who are flying under Gwyndaf Hughes and Danny Connolly this season.

Pwll currently sit 4th in the North Wales Coast West Division One table, having won 11 of their 18 matches to date and lost just 5.

They have scored 45 leagues goals and attacker Jay Finter has been responsible for 18 of those goals in just 16 appearances so far, making him the third-highest scorer in the league behind Caergybi’s Louis Chapman (26) and Llanystumdwy star Sion Parry (29).

Finter scores v Talysarn Celts. PIC: Wynne Evans

In all competitions, the 20-year-old has netted 20 times in 18 matches and has been in unbelievable form.

Finter previously played for Llangoed where he was deployed as a winger/wing-back under Mark Thomas in the Gwynedd League.

He also played for Llangoed Reserves when I first started covering Anglesey League football back in 2017/18.

However, this season has been the one that he has truly shown what he can do. He looks like scoring in every game and has really caught the attention of many clubs – with many I spoke to also nominating him for this bit of recognition on the blog.

He was off the mark this season with a goal and an assist in a big 3-2 win over title-chasing Bethesda Athletic back on July 15.

Finter celebrates his late winner v former club Llangoed. PIC: Richard Gregson

The highlights of Finter’s season to date included scoring a brace in a 3-1 at former club Llangoed before scoring another double against them just a week later in a dramatic 4-3 win over the same club at Maes Eilian.

In that encounter, played on August 27, Finter headed home a last-gasp header to secure a huge 3 points for Pwll over a side who have seemingly become their bitter rivals.

Keep up the great work Jay!

FINTER’S GOALSCORING RECORD IN FULL THIS SEASON:

  • Bethesda Athletic – ⚽️⚽️⚽️
  • Bethesda Rovers – ⚽️⚽️
  • Bodorgan – ⚽️⚽️⚽️
  • Caer Clwyd – ⚽️⚽️ (Cup)
  • Caergybi – ⚽️⚽️
  • Llangoed – ⚽️⚽️⚽️⚽️
  • Llanystumdwy – ⚽️
  • Talysarn Celts – ⚽️
  • Waunfawr – ⚽️⚽️

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