Edwards’ star turn on debut
HOLYHEAD Town have added another local talent to their squad as they bid to push for the Gwynedd Football League title.
Mike Edwards has signed for the Harbourmen from neighbours Holyhead Hotspur.
The left-sided specialist, 28, has developed a penchant for scoring special goals in a career which has also taken in stints at Tranmere Rovers, Llangefni Town and Trearddur Bay United.
Edwards was a prominent member of the 2011/12 Welsh Alliance treble-winning Hotspur side, while his most memorable goal for the team was surely the 25-yard volley against Welshpool in the 2006/07 Welsh Cup quarter-finals in front of the Sgorio cameras.
Town now become Edwards’ fifth club and he began in good style with a man of the match performance in last Saturday’s 3-3 draw against Beaumaris Town on the Bangor City 3G pitch.
It was Town’s first draw of the season and edged them to within three points of Gwynedd League leaders Bro Goronwy.
The Harbourmen would have been expected to win comfortably against a Beaumaris team struggling one place off the bottom, but the Castlemen produced an excellent battling display to secure a point.
Matty Jones, Callum Hughes and Darren Lewthwaite struck for the hosts, Barrie Lavelle, Rickie Lavelle and Tom Hadley replying in a six-goal thriller.
All other Gwynedd League matches scheduled for last Saturday were off due to the inclement weather.
Beaumaris keeper David Clarke stretches to clear this Holyhead corner.