Fans Vote: Team of the Season: Welsh Football League Division Three 2017/2018
After a week of voting, you the readers of Y Clwb Pel-Droed, have chosen your Team of the Season in the Welsh Football League Division Three.
It’s been dominated by players from the top two sides, who have both earnt the right to play in a higher division next year.
It’s been a season where Swansea Senior League champions Swansea University claimed the Division Three title, in their first season in the Welsh League. Bridgend Street & Trefelin Boys & Girls Club fought a hard fight in the promotion battle, with the Mission pipping them on their final game of the season, beating them on goal difference.
Richie Ryan’s men, however, did win the Welsh Football League Cup against Division One side Llanelli Town, who won the Division One title by an impressive fifteen points.
Goalkeeper: Harry Churchill (Swansea University)
Swansea University conceded the joint least goals in the whole of the Welsh Football League, with only 27 goals conceded by both Division Two champions Llantwit Major and Division Three champions Swansea University.
Churchill was only on the losing side a total of two games.
RB: Richard Noyes (Bridgend Street)
Noyes was rewarded for his performances with Bridgend Street, by being called up to the South Wales squad, which has competed in the UEFA Regions Cup.
CB: Wyn Thomas (Swansea University)
39-year-old Wyn Thomas has brought experience to the Swansea University back line this season. He has juggled both coaching and playing duties, having been a part of Dafydd Evans’ backroom staff.
CB: Eliot Jones (Swansea University)
Thomas is partnered by centre-back partner Eliot Jones, who alongside Churchill and Thomas has been a big part of being one of the sternest defences in the whole of the Welsh Football League.
LB: Nathan Gulley (Bridgend Street)
Full-back Nathan Gulley has been included in the team after a great season at full-back. He suffered a broken collar bone on the final day of the season, as Street won promotion but attempted to continue before being substituted at half-time. He scored a vital against Penrhiwceiber Rangers, to help his side on to promotion.
RM: Chris Fanet (Swansea University)
Wideman Chris Faney has linked up well with forwards Marley Bishop-Wisdom and Nick Hyden. As well as assisting the front men, he has chipped in with a few goals over the course of this season. Fanet arrived from Washington DC.
CM: Paul Fowler (Bridgend Street)
Fowler is named in the ‘Team of the Season’ after making the move from Port Talbot Town, two years ago. The 32-year-old made the move to his local side and was rewarded with the promotion to Division Two. The versatile Fowler who has played as a deep-midfielder over this season but still bagged a number of goals from free-kicks.
CM: Adam Orme (Swansea University)
Title-winning captain Adam Orme is named in the team, for his performances in midfield. He baggeda goal against Caerau, in the victory that confirmed promotion and the title. He is a Futsal international for Wales.
LM: Mike Murphy (Bridgend Street)
Murphy was a summer signing from Division One side Taffs Well. He dropped two divisions to join the Mission, helping them to promotion this campaign. The tricky winger has been a handful for full-backs this season.
ST: Marley Bishop-Wisdom (Swansea University)
The 21-year-old has had some season since joining Dafydd Evans men. He has had previous experience in the Welsh Premier League with Port Talbot Town, before moving to Swansea University’s Welsh League side this summer. He was previously on the books of Bristol City.
ST: Jeff White (Bridgend Street)
Former Welsh Premier Leaguer forward Jeff White made his return to the Willows a few seasons back and has lead the line well for the Street this campaign. He has played for Carmarthen Town, Llanelli, Newtown and Port Talbot Town.
Bridgend Street scored the most goals in the whole of the Welsh Football League and White was a big factor in that.
(Featured Image: Matthew Lofthouse)