LLANRWST UNITED FOOTBALL CLUB XI (1953-2016)

January 31, 2017

 

Formation:- 442

 

GOAL: Stephen "Carney" Roberts - Fantastic all round game, Good organiser, very vocal, Good in the air, Brave and excellent shot stopper. Member of the 1998 Barrit Cup winners and FA Trophy Runners Up team

 

RB: Rhys "Maes Y Bryn" Griffiths - Should have played higher level. Good on the ball, strong in the air and tackle. Could play anywhere across the the defence or holding midfield. Won Gwynedd league with the club 2003. 

 

LB: John Crean - Very good, technical player, took free kicks in dangerous areas, also team penalty taker. Played for many years for club and always 100% committed. 

 

CB: Ian Snape - Another member of successful 1998 Team. Tall, very quick, good on the ball, excellent all round defender. 

 

CB: Phil Smith - Mr Llanrwst United, Phil was only small in height but he won everything in the air, was very good on the ball. Played for club for many years, then managed team for many years (Manager of successful 1998 team). Went on to be Chairman- Sadly passed away at the age of 59. Missed by everyone at the club. 

 

RM: Derrick Williams - Little Dex as he was known at the club, was an extremely talented footballer. very good dribbler - it was difficult to get the ball off him. Never lost possession. Kept himself fit and played until he was 40. 

 

CM: Steve Mathews - signed for club when he moved to the area from the midlands. Previously played high standard with Halesowen Town

Fc. Very exciting attacking midfielder who scored lots of goals. Was only at the club for a couple of years but older players and fans still talk about him.

 

CM: Leighton Griffiths - Loyal Player for the club who has played hundreds of games for club. Still playing for club now at the age of 35. Good passer of the ball and scores plenty of goals. In the 2003 Gwynedd league winners side, he was outstanding in helping the team winning the league. Won league player of the year that season. Was player manager when the team won Barritt Cup in 2013. 

 

LW: Gareth Rawlings - One of the best players in North Wales. Llanrwst Utd were lucky to have him play for the club. Member of the 1998 team, were his skills, trickery and many goals were a joy to watch. Came back to help club win Gwynedd league in 2003.

 

CF: Matty Evans - Outstanding in the 1998 team were his goals were crucial in getting team to Welsh Trophy Final and winning Barritt Cup. Helped club win Gwynedd league in 2003 and played for club for many years. After 1998 season he signed and played for Colwyn Bay. Matty was strong, quick and took no prisoners, and had a powerful shot.

 

CF: Euryn Williams - Local goalscoring legend, who after a couple of successful seasons with club went on to sign for Bangor City in the Northern Premier. Went on to score 700 goals for his local team Bro Cernyw Fc. Very quick and was ruthless in front of goal. 

 

Managers - Phil Smith & Mally Roberts
Assistant Manager - Marc "Sac" Edwards

 

Notable Mentions - Bryn Griffiths, Terry McBride, Alan "Salty" Williams, Gerwyn Lewis, Jack "Hafodunas" Davies, Jamie Turner, Bryn Jenkins, Adam Hyde, Ken Roberts, Rhys "Dez" Davies, Owain Hughes, Dex Jones. 

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