AFE’s Stars of 2021: Gary Jo Owen (Caergybi)

PICTURE BY Trevor Owen

A PLAYER who has been a consistent figure among the top scorers list of any league he’s played in for a number of seasons by now.

And the 21/22 campaign, although quieter than usual for Gary Jo, has still proven to be a good one in terms of his goals record so far.

Down the years, the 32-year-old forward has scored around 227 goals (including this season’s tally) in a career which has seen him play for the likes of Morawelon, Gaerwen, Bodedern Athletic and Holyhead Town and as high up as the Welsh Alliance.

In the summer of 2021, Owen returned to Caergybi, the club he enjoyed his most prolific season to date with. He hit 58 goals in the 2017/18 for Dale Moffat’s side, in what was their first ever season as a club in the Anglesey League.

Gary Jo fires home v Bethesda Rovers. PIC: Trevor Owen

A record breaking season was capped off in the most memorable way for Gary Jo that year as he notched the winning goal (and the all important 58th) in a 3-2 Megan Cup final win over Bryngwran Bulls.

This season, he has so far scored 18 goals in 17 matches, once again proving just how efficient he is in front of goal.

The headlines at Cybi have mostly belonged to young forward Louis Chapman this season thanks to the 36 goals he’s scored so far. But what many might not realise is that Owen himself has 10 assists to his name also meaning that he has 28 goals contributions already.

Over the years, he’s built up a reputation for being one of the best finishers around and is a real fox-in-the-box type player who just knows where to be at the right time. He’s a player I’ve always enjoyed watching when he’s on top form.

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