Croesyceiliog looking at table with pride says manager Willmott

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Croesyceiliog manager Gareth Willmott says his side are looking at the league table with ‘pride’ at the moment, after their good start.

The Cwmbran based club are currently top of Division Two, currently unbeaten.

Last season, Gareth Willmott took over from Mark Waddon, steering them to safety from relegation, finishing 12th.

Fast forward a year, Croesyceiliog are eleven places higher, top of the roost.

“I’d be lying if I said I haven’t looked at the table and been extremely proud to see us currently top.

It’s only seven games in and with 23 league games left to go, it’s not something anyone at the club is looking at in any other way than pride at this moment in time.

We will enjoy it while it lasts but it’s not really something we will look at week by week.”

Part of their run this season has been down to the form of striker Zac Osborne.

Osborne is the top goal scorer of Division Two this season, with eleven goals.

“Zac has done what everyone at the club knows he can do and that’s score a lot of goals.

You cant be anything other than impressed with his goal return but his all-around game is what’s been more impressive.

His work rate is unbelievable and he scores all types of goals. Players like Zac are hard to find and we are extremely grateful he is back here playing good football with his mates.”

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Croesyceiliog have been one of the steady eddies in Division Two, having spent nine years in the division.

They’ve been in Division Two since their relegation in the 2008/2009 season. They have also recently installed floodlights at their ground.

But despite the good start, the club aren’t getting ahead of themselves.

“We are not getting carried away with our good start. No one is thinking of anything other than the next game.

We have set targets within the squad for the season ahead and we are on our way to achieving them.”

Up next for Croesyceiliog at Woodland Road is STM Sports, who sit two points behind Croesy by two points.

The Cardiff based club have two games in hand though over Croesyceiliog and have won five out of five league games.

They also won 6-2 last week against Aber Valley at their Llanrumney University home last week.

STM narrowly missed out on promotion last season, finishing fourth, just behind Ammanford.

Willmott said: “STM are a fantastic team with fantastic players. They were extremely unlucky not to get promoted last season and no doubt that will motivate them, even more, to achieve promotion this season.

Anyone who is in and around STM this season will be in the mix.”

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