Meet the Player: Leighton Griffiths

June 13, 2017

Former player-manager must rate as one of the Rwsters' finest ever

 

BY DAVE JONES (Daily Post)

 

Llanrwst United legend - Former Manager and Current Player Leighton Griffiths!

 

Which clubs have you played for?
 
 
Llanrwst United, Llandudno , Rhydymwyn, Mynydd Isa, Glan Conwy
 
Your most memorable match?
 
 

TNS away, lost 3-1 but what a game.

 

Biggest highlight of your football career?
 

Winning Gwynedd League and player of the league

 

Hardest opponent ever?
 

Neil Thomas

 

Most talented team-mate ever?
 

Lloyd Roberts

 

 

Describe your finest goal?
 

From halfway line against Glan Conwy for Llanrwst or for Llandudno v Cefn Druids, cut in from corner flag beat two players curled it with left foot top corner-ish with S4C cameras there to catch it - but terrible celebration.

 

Most goals scored in a single match?
 

4, Against Sealand Leisure

 

Most embarrassing moment as a footballer?
 

Losing 8-1 to Glantraeth

 

What is your biggest strength as a player - and your biggest weakness?
 

Strengths - heart and always give my all calm in possession and always try to show for the ball; weakness - can sometimes be too critical of others

 

Have you played representative football? If so, who for?
 

North Wales and Oldham

 

 

RANDOM QUICKFIRE QUESTIONS

 

Who is Wales' finest all-time player in your book?
 

Gareth Bale

 

Will Euro 2016 be Wales' finest hour in our lifetimes or is there better to come?
 

Truthfully think that's as much as we can hope for but who knows

 

Worst pitch you have ever played on?
 

Machno Utd

 

Do you have a jinx team you never seem to beat?
 

Ruthin Town

 

If the best players in the Conwy Valley combined into one team, how far up the pyramid do you think they could go?
 

Probs could make it into Welsh Premier

 

Have Arsenal made a mistake sticking with Arsene Wenger?
 

No - better the devil you know

 

One thing you'd like to achieve before retiring as a player?
 

Win the FAW Trophy or gain promotion with Llanrwst United.

 

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