Moves within island and over the Menai Bridge as transfer deadline looms
THERE are just two more weekends to go before the start of the 2017/18 football season. And clubs in the Mail area continue to be busy in the transfer market.
Sports editor reports on 10 of the best moves of the past week.
Jordie Murphy (Trearddur Bay Utd to Holyhead Town)
One of the finest attacking midfielders on Anglesey.
After playing a big part in the successes of Morawelon during their short existence, Murphy had a brief spell at Gaerwen before transferring to Trearddur Bay in the 2014/15 season.
He was a key member of the Welsh Alliance Division One championshipwinning squad at Lon Isallt in 2015/16 and remained at the Bay last season before opting for a switch to Gwynedd League club Holyhead Town.
Joe Morgan (Glantraeth to Llandudno Junction)
Midfielder Morgan spent nine years as a player with Llandudno and has had playing and managerial experience at Llandudno Junction.
He more recently also played for Glantraeth and took up joint-managership with Mike Lundstram earlier this summer, but has now decided to return to Junction.
Sara Williams (Amlwch Town to Caernarfon Town)
Wholehearted player who never gives less than 100%. Joins Caernarfon on their return to the Welsh Premier Women’s League.
A central-midfielder who can adapt to most other positions, Sara has also played for Colwyn Bay, Llandudno in the WWPL and Amlwch in the NWWL.
Jordan Griffiths (Bangor City to Menai Bridge Tigers)
Promising young goalkeeper who signs for the Bridge from Bangor City Under-19s. Came through the Penrhosgarnedd junior system.
Kieren Jeffreys (Glantraeth to Llangefni Town)
Won the Welsh Alliance Division One title and Cookson Cup double with Glantraeth last season. He played for Wales at schools level and his other former clubs include Bethesda Athletic, Holyhead Hotspur, Beaumaris Town and Gaerwen.
Ryan Wood (Menai Bridge Tigers to Pentraeth)
Attacking player Wood returns to Bryniau after a spell with Menai Bridge.
He showed what he is capable of by scoring twice in last Saturday’s 7-1 friendly victory over Mynydd Llandegai.
Manager Mat Parry said: “Ryan brings a whole new dimension to this squad. He has settled in seamlessly. It’s a really big signing for the club and I can’t wait to see him in action in the league.”
Charley Smith (Amlwch Town to Caernarfon Town)
Can operate in either midfield or up front. Determined player who is looking forward to getting the opportunity to compete in the Welsh Premier Women’s League.
Tom Wood (Cemaes Bay to Amlwch Town)
Regular goal-getter at Cemaes last season makes the switch a few miles down to the road to Amlwch Town.
Has also played for Llannerchymedd, Bangor University and Bodedern Athletic. Versatile player who is always a handful for defenders.
Dan Manley Williams (Trearddur Bay to Holyhead Hotspur)
Defender who rejoins Hotspur after a spell at Lon Isallt and has settled in well at the New Stadium.
Tudur Morris-Jones (Amlwch Town to Bro Goronwy)
Midfield talent who aims to be part of a big season for Lee Potter’s Gwynedd League side. Joins Jordan Edney and Andy Swindells as new summer arrivals at Cae Nerys.
Kieren Jeffreys (red) took the double with Glantraeth last term but is off to Llangefni. Inset above, Sara Williams crosses the water from Amlwch to join the Cofis
Jordie Murphy pictured here at full stretch makes the short hop from Trearddur Bay FC to Holyhead Town this coming season