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

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