Goytre United bolster squad with signings of Belle and Hopkins
Goytre United have announced the signings of former Newport County defender Cortez Belle and ex-Penybont player Joe Hopkins.
The pair arrive at Glenhafod Park Stadium ahead of United’s game against Goytre (Gwent) on Saturday.
Lee John’s side have made a stuttering start to their Welsh League Division One campaign, and are currently sitting in 10th place; having picked up nine points from their opening nine games.
35-year-old Belle made over 80 appearances in the Welsh Premier League in his spells with Carmarthen and Port Talbot Town.
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Hopkins has experience of playing in Division One with Penybont, by whom he was described as: “A stylish player who can score goals and creates a load of chances.”
After coming through the youth ranks at The Bont, Hopkins was named Player of the Year for the 2013/14 season.
The Port Talbot side were victorious in the first round of the JD Welsh Cup last Friday, beating Penlan Club 1-0 away from home.
The club’s official twitter account stated that both players will be in the frame for selection ahead of this weekend’s trip to Plough Road.
(Featured image: Lewis Mitchell)