Penybont recruit experienced centre-half and former Wrexham youths

Penybont have added to their squad with the signings of experienced defender Gethin Jones and midfield duo Bradley Flay and Liam Walsh.

The Bridgend based-side finished five points behind Division One winners Barry Town United and Penybont will be looking to recruit high calibre players to challenge for the Division One title.

The club announced both signings on social media this Saturday afteroon, with a warm welcome to the club.

Jones joins the club having played last for Cirencester Town season, where he was part of the side that finished 22nd in the Southern League Premier.

He has a vast amount of experience in Welsh football, having played in the top flight with Carmarthen Town, before moving to Methyr Town and then Bath City, before a spell in the Welsh Premier League with Port Talbot Town.

The 36 year-old won the Evo-Stik Premier Division with Bath back in 2007, as well as being part of the 2010 Bath City team that won promotion to the Vanarama National League via the National League South play-offs.

Another arrival at the KYMCO Stadium is Bradley Flay, who last played for divisional rival Monmouth Town, having signed for the Kingfishers back in January.

One of Flay’s standout performances for Ross Kennedy’s men, was the 1-1 draw with Taffs Well, where the teenager got himself on the score sheet with a solo goal.

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The former Wrexham trainee spent three years at Cardiff City, before joining Newport County. He was unable to make his way into the Newport first team and was released, but featuring in the Nike Academy earned him a professional contract with Wrexham.

His primary position is as an attacking midfielder but he can also operate on the wing and in the middle.

Liam Walsh has also joined Rhys Griffith’s men, having had a loan spell at Gresford Athletic from Cymru Alliance winners Prestatyn Town last season.

The 21 year-old was part of the Gresford side that achieved their highest ever league finish. The Swansea born-midfielder previously played for the youth sides of Swindon Town and Wrexham.

The trio will have the opportunity to show their ability to the Penybont fans, with their first home fixture being scheduled for the 18th July.

(Featured Image: Lewis Mitchell)

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