Lakesiders announce of trio of arrivals at Maes Tegid

Bala Town have tonight confirmed a trio of deadline day signings, as Josh Williams, Anthony Stephens and Shaun Kelly have all put pen-to-paper with the Maes Tegid side.

Kelly, 30, returns to the club after a short spell with them in the 2010/11 season.

Stephens is among a host of players to have departed troubled Cymru Alliance side Bangor City, while Williams returns to Welsh football for the first time since leaving Rhyl in the 2013/14 season.

The centre half began his career with Chester City in 2007, where he would make 39 appearances.

After a loan spell with Vauxhall Motors, Kelly would on to represent sides including Burton Albion, South Melbourne, Port Melbourne Sharks and Dandenong City.

A statement on balatownfc.co.uk said: “The commanding defender is strong on the ball and will be a huge boost to the Lakesiders’ backline.”

Shaun will wear the number 19 shirt for the Lakesiders.

Forward Williams joins a Lakesiders team that has netted 43 goals so far in the league, with star striker Steven Tames leading the Welsh Premier League goal-scoring charts with 17. Henry Jones and Chris Venables have contributed 16 goals between them.

Williams, 27, joins from Liverpool County side Quarry Bank and will wear the number 14 shirt during his time in North Wales.

Left-back Stephens joins Kelly in returning to the club. The 24-year-old left the Lakesiders in 2018 to link up with Bangor City, but, amid financial troubles for the Citizens, has departed to re-join Bala.
The former Wrexham defender joined the Gwynedd side in 2015, and spent three years with club before leaving in the summer.
A club statement read: “Anthony will wear the number 21 shirt. Welcome back Stevo!
Stephens sent a parting message to Bangor City which read: “So many experiences in a short time. Such a great club and I have no doubt they will be back where they belong soon.
Big thank you to all the supporters and volunteers who make the club what it is. All the best for the rest of the season.
(Featured image: Naomi Fflur)

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