April’s Player and Manager of the Month winners

The winners of April’s Player and Manager of the Month awards across the JD Cymru Leagues have been confirmed.

JD Cymru Premier 

Manager of the Month 

Rhys Griffiths – Penybont

After a third place finish last season, it has not been the campaign Penybont would have hoped for but a faultless final month ensured they will compete for a European place in the play-offs. Rhys Griffiths’ side won all three of their games without conceding a goal, including a crucial 1-0 victory over Haverfordwest County on the final day to leapfrog the Bluebirds and clinch that crucial seventh place. 

Player of the Month 

Chris Venables – Penybont

He may be turning 39 years old this summer, but Chris Venables is not slowing down in front of goal. The JD Cymru Premier’s record appearance holder netted five goals in three games in April to secure a play-off spot for Penybont – bagging braces against Aberystwyth Town and Pontypridd United before grabbing the decisive goal in the crucial final day win over Haverfordwest County. 

JD Cymru North

Manager of the Month 

Lee Fowler – Flint Town United

Flint Town United were the only side in the JD Cymru North with a perfect record in April as Lee Fowler’s men earned five consecutive victories to finish second in the table and win promotion back to the JD Cymru Premier at the first time of asking. The Silkmen scored 19 goals in the process, 10 of which came across two games against Mold Alexandra. 

Player of the Month 

Sol Forde – Flint Town United

A crucial part of Flint Town United’s promotion-winning side from defence, Sol Forde found a goalscoring streak to end the season as he netted five times in five matches in April. The teenager also contributed to three clean sheets, so the Silkmen will be keen to keep him beyond this season after his loan spell from Chester ends.  

JD Cymru South

Manager of the Month 

James Kinsella – Cwmbran Celtic

James Kinsella will depart Cwmbran Celtic this summer and he ended his time at the club in the best possible way by picking up 10 points from a possible 12 in April. Following a 3-3 draw away at Pontardawe Town, Celtic finished the season with three consecutive wins and scored 13 goals in the process. 

Player of the Month 

Luke Bowen – Briton Ferry Llansawel

Another fine goalscoring season is complete for Luke Bowen, whose tally of 29 helped fire Briton Ferry to promotion. Undoubtedly his highlight of April was scoring all four goals in the 4-0 win over Ammanford which clinched the JD Cymru South title, while he also bagged a final day hat-trick against Llanelli Town and a penalty in a 3-0 victory against Trefelin.  

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