TIER FIVE: Baum is league’s joint-top scorer as Talysarn Celts hit nine

PICTURE BY Wynne Evans shows Luke Baum of Talysarn Celts (green).

NORTH Wales Coast West Division One has a new joint-leading goalscorer (league goals only) as of last night.

Talented attacker Luke Baum netted another hat-trick for Talysarn Celts as they beat bottom-of-the-table Bethesda Rovers 9-1 away on Thursday evening.

That victory moved the Celts up to 3rd in the league on 56 points and moved Baum up to being the league’s joint-top scorer on 32 goals (along with Caergybi’s Louis Chapman and Llanystumdwy’s Sion Parry).

Although he is officially top in alphabetical order of those three!

The 20-year-old has been in sensational form throughout the 21/22 season to date, starting the campaign off with a five-goal haul in the Celts’ opening day 9-0 win over Bodorgan.

Baum in action v Holyhead Town. PIC: JWO Photography

Since then, Baum has scored 37 goals in 27 appearances in all competitions. He has hit three or more goals in a game on eight different occasions so far too.

In Thursday evening’s match, the Celts were slower than usual getting out of first gear but took the lead on the half-hour mark through Baum. Rovers then shocked them by scoring from the penalty spot through Tom Davies four minutes later – the club having missed two penalties in their 1-0 loss to Llangoed two days earlier.

Baum scored again before half time to give Celts a 2-1 lead at the break. In the second half though, they blew Rovers away with a flurry of goals in quick succession.

The Celts just can’t stop scoring at the moment. PIC: Wynne Evans

Captain Jac Jones scored a penalty of his own on 49mins, before Rhodri Jones (55’) and Jac Usher (57’) also added to the scoreline.

Celts went on a goal frenzy in the last 10mins of the game with Peter Bridges (83’), Gerwyn Williams (87’) and Rhodri Jones again (89’) all on the scoresheet before Baum completed his hat-trick in the dying moments of the game for 9-1.

Another brilliant win for Talysarn who have now racked up 56 points. Darren Usher’s side are also the second-highest scoring team in the league with 93 goals, something that Baum has played a huge part in.

BAUM’S LEAGUE GOALSCORING RECORD THIS SEASON

  • Bethesda Athletic – ⚽️
  • Bethesda Rovers – ⚽️⚽️⚽️⚽️⚽️⚽️
  • Bodorgan – ⚽️⚽️⚽️⚽️⚽️
  • Holyhead Town – ⚽️⚽️⚽️
  • Llanfairpwll – ⚽️⚽️⚽️⚽️
  • Llangoed – ⚽️⚽️⚽️⚽️⚽️
  • Mountain Rangers – ⚽️⚽️⚽️
  • Waunfawr – ⚽️
  • Y Fali – ⚽️⚽️⚽️⚽️

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