YOUR Welsh Premier League ‘Team of the Season’
Last week, we gave you the chance to choose your Welsh Premier League ‘Team of the Season’ and there have been some surprise inclusions.
Unsurprisingly, The New Saints dominate the side with five selections in the Team of the Season after winning the Welsh Premier League, the Nathaniel MG Cup and being the losing finalists of the Welsh Cup.
Premier League new boys Cardiff Metropolitan University have two players in the line-up after their debut season saw them finish in the top six and with a real chance of European football.
Bangor City midfielder Henry Jones who has been a revelation in the league was one of the most for players in the poll.
GK: Ashley Morris
The Bala shot shopper has been impressive in front of the sticks this season and has done well to cement the number one spot at Maes Tegid following Alex Lynch’s departure to Chester.
RB: Simon Spender
The experienced right-back has been at Park Hall since 2011 having previously played for Wrexham and Barrow. The Mold born defender has made almost 200 appearances for the Saints and has earned himself a place in the team after his impressive defensive duties as well as his ability to go forward.
CB: Emlyn Lewis
After time spent at Carmarthen Town, Emlyn Lewis has adapted well to Premier League football in a Cardiff Metropolitan shirt. The tall centre-back who is a good ball-playing defender has helped contribute to Cardiff Met’s impressive defensive record.
CB: Stuart Jones
Described as a ‘no-nonsense tough centre-back with a strong presence’ Jones has been just that this season and since his move to the Lakesiders back in 2011, he has been a rock at the back for Colin Caton’s men.
LB: Chris Marriott
Having been at the club for over 8 years, the Wirral born defender has won 6 Welsh Premier League trophies during his time at the club and was voted Player’s Player of the Year back in 2014/2015. His performances this season see him slot in on the left-flank, with his team mate Simon Spender on the other flank, not many wingers are going to get past this team.
RM: Adrian Cieslewicz
Cieselwicz suffered a skull fracture in TNS’ 5-0 victory over Llandudno back in August which would put him out for some time but despite his absence, he was voted overwhelmingly by YCPD readers who were impressed with him on his return to the league. Cieslwicz was on the score sheet in the Nathaniel MG Cup final.
CM: Henry Jones
After his move from Swansea City in the summer, Jones has been a consistent performer for the Citizens this season and being the top goal scorer at Nantporth has caught the eye of many managers in the league, who have nominated him for Young Player of the Year although some may argue he could even win the senior award.
CM: Aeron Edwards
The Welsh speaking Aeron Edwards described as an ‘energetic’ midfielder by his club has enjoyed many European nights at Park Hall and this season he has been influential as ever for the club. A real flag bearer for the club, conducting himself well in interviews, Edwards was voted quite highly amongst readers.
LM: Jordan Lam
Cardiff Met’s tricky winger has caused a number of problems for opposition full-backs this season with his fancy foot work and his abundance of pace.
ST: Greg Draper
Finishing joint second to Oswell in the goal scoring charts, Greg Draper has had a good season in all fairness, being the Champions top goal scorer in the league this season, scoring 15 goals in 32 appearances.
ST: Jason Oswell
To no surprise, the Welsh Premier League top goal scorer appears in the Team of the Season. Oswell has been prolific for Newtown this season.
His goals helped guide Newtown to a 7th placed finish after a slow start by the Robins this season and with the Golden Boot on its way to Mr Oswell’s house, there’s no surprise he appears as the most voted player in this team.
(Featured Image: Bala Town)