Play­ers needed as Glan start from scratch

Bangor Mail - - SPORT - Welsh Al­liance League

A VIL­LAGE foot­ball club fac­ing ex­tinc­tion less than three months af­ter be­ing crowned league cham­pi­ons has been saved by the ap­point­ment of a new man­age­ment team.

Ja­son Scott and Anthony Hughes have taken on the chal­lenge of lead­ing Glantraeth in the 2017/18 sea­son.

The An­gle­sey club won the Welsh Al­liance Di­vi­sion One ti­tle and Cook­son Cup dou­ble last term, but re­jected pro­mo­tion as they could not meet the ground cri­te­ria set by the next-level-up Huws Gray Al­liance League.

Man­ager War­ren Gibbs re­signed – his de­ci­sion un­re­lated to the pro­mo­tion is­sue – and al­most the en­tire dou­ble-win­ning squad has signed for other clubs over the sum­mer.

Mike Lund­stram and Joe Mor­gan be­came joint man­agers last month, but the lat­ter re­cently opted to join Llan­dudno Junc­tion.

Due to a lack of play­ers, the club had to can­cel all its pre-sea­son friendlies and sec­re­tary Stan Strick­land ad­mit­ted Glantraeth’s fu­ture was in doubt.

How­ever, last week­end Lund­stram agreed to step aside and re­main as a player, leav­ing Scott and Hughes to at­tempt to build a squad ca­pa­ble of com­pet­ing this sea­son.

Scott is best known as be­ing a player and man­ager with Beaumaris Town and has a UEFA C Badge.

Hughes has given great ser­vice to Glantraeth in the past and still holds the club record of scor­ing in 11 suc­ces­sive games.

With the sea­son fast ap­proach­ing it is still quite a chal­lenge for the new team to put a squad to­gether so play­ers old and new are in­vited to con­tact them.

Scott can be con­tacted on 07749 480939 and Hughes on 07848 161657 or call Gari Evans the chair­man on 07747 890497.

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