The story of Christopher Owens, the shining star of Penydarren’s remarkable unbeaten run
Penydarren are the talk of the Welsh domestic football scene with their remarkable unbeaten run this season and one man is certainly grabbing the headlines.
Forward Christopher Owens has been the face of Penydarren’s fairytale story this season, scoring important goals for the Miners.
The 30-year-old has netted 28 goals this season, with 11 coming in the JD Welsh Cup, with two coming in the last round as they claimed a scalp against Pontypridd Town.
As well as impressing in the Welsh Cup, where he was named Player of the Round for Round Three of the competition, he’s also been on the scoresheet in the FAW Trophy and in the South Wales Alliance League.
The secret to his run this season? Purely just to the fact he’s available for these games with that striker’s instinct going forward.
“I’ve always had an eye for the goal, but by keeping myself fit and always working at different skills helps a lot too.”
The story of Owens started when he was named the captain of Merthyr Town at the U18s level, where even at a young age he was the focal point of the side, as Merthyr Town went two seasons unbeaten under his guise as captain, as well as being their top goal scorer.
Despite numerous trials with Cardiff City, Southampton, Wolverhampton Wanderers, Portsmouth and West Bromwich Albion, Colvin says his current manager Kerry Mullins, who is the mastermind behind Penydarren’s form, is the best manager he’s played under.
“The only influential manager I have played under would be Kerry Mullins as he also gets the best out of me.
It always helps to have great players and staff around me”
He may have had time away from the club, having played for sides like Treharris Athletic Western, Pant and Treforest but Owens is back home where his Welsh Football League career started.
The prolific forward was scoring 50+ goals a season beforehand and with plenty of games still to be played in both the League and Cup competitions for Penydarren, Owens could be about to repeat that feat in what has been already a memorable season for the Miners.
“This season has been a fairytale for us so far with an unbeaten run. Promotion is our prime target but to also win the cup/cups would also be nice not only for the team but also for the supporters who follow us.”
Penydarren’s run has even been brought to life in animation. Anna Williams, a Graphic Communications student at the University of South Wales, has produced a number of designs.
— Anna Williams (@AnnaArtwork) January 27, 2018
— Christopher Colvin (@Owens0809) February 11, 2018
(Featured Image: Lauren-Ellis Meyrick)