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  • Kieran Hyde
    Goalkeeper

    Kieran Hyde

    Recent signing from Neath League outfit FC Nedd.

    Great with the ball at his feet and excellent shot stopper, first season in the Welsh League.


    Appearances: 17


  • Luke Probert
    Goalkeeper

    Luke Probert

    A good organiser of the defence and a great shot stopper who possesses great distribution that suits our way of playing. Luke’s performances were a major part of our promotion winning season. Returns to the club after a brief spell with neighbours Baglan.





    Appearances: 59

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  • Steve Cann
    Goalkeeper

    Steve Cann

    Signed from Welsh Premier team Port Talbot Town for season 2016/17.

    South African born the 28 year old keeper grew up in Briton Ferry and boasts Derby County, Rotherham Utd, Aberystwyth, Carmarthen and Port Talbot as his ex-clubs.

    A superb distributer and leader he will be a massive asset to the reds in their aim to bounce back to Division One.

    Named club captain for season 2016/17.


    Appearances: 23

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  • Daniel Kingdom
    Defence

    Daniel Kingdom

    A left footed player who possesses unbelievable pace. Dan’s energy and enthusiasm is second to none. Although a left sided player Dan is just has comfortable at centre back and is a great organiser.


    Appearances: 52
    Goals: 12

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  • Ian Hillier
    Defence

    Ian Hillier

    Ian is another fine addition to the club signed halfway 2014/15, and made an instant impact. Signed from Goytre United, Ian has an abundance of experience and lists his former clubs as Swansea City, Tottenham Hotspur and Neath among others. Ian is an outstanding footballer who is an inspiration to younger members of the squad. Has added valuable quality and experience to the back four.
    Picked up players player and managers player of the year last season. Will also be stepping into the coaching staff this season.

    Appearances: 70
    Goals: 9

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  • Joshua Cockings
    Defence

    Joshua Cockings

    Defender Josh possesses an outrageous amount of ability retaining all the attributes of a modern day centre half. Cockings is a big and strong defender who is good in the air and very comfortable with the ball at his feet. Showed his best form for the club in division one.



    Appearances: 67
    Goals: 1

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  • Keiran Williams
    Defence

    Keiran Williams

    Recent signing from Goytre Utd, can play in defence or midfield.

    Briton Ferry born Keiran has a sweet left foot and will add a wealth of experience and class to the Reds squad.

    The ex-Swans trainee has played in the Welsh Premier for Port Talbot and is a major coup for all involved at the Old Road.


    Appearances: 6
    Goals: 1


  • Kieran O'Brien
    Defence

    Kieran O'Brien

    Defender signed from West End Utd.

    Left footer Kieran is a massive physical presence and comfortable on the ball in all areas.

    Unfortunate to pick up an injury in pre-season will be hoping to make his mark in the second half of the season.

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  • Mark Napierella
    Defence

    Mark Napierella

    Recent signing from Llanelli.

    Full back that will bring experience and strength to our defence, can also play on the wing.


    Appearances: 26

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  • Sam Baker
    Defender

    Sam Baker

    Returned to the club after a spell at Tata, Sam is a no nonsense player who leaves nothing on the pitch.

    Converted to full back this season after playing most of his career as a forward.

    The decision seems to have been heralded by some excellent displays in his new position.

    Appearances: 81
    Goals: 4

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  • Daniel Thomas
    Midfield

    Daniel Thomas

    Returns to the club after spending time in Australia before returning to the Welsh League with Taffs Well and Afan Lido.

    Other previous clubs include Pontardawe and Tata.

    At 6ft 2" he is excellent in the air and is equally adapt with both feet.

    From Briton Ferry Dan can play in defence or midfield and will be an excellent addition to the squad.


    Appearances: 13
    Goals: 3

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  • David Brown
    Midfield

    David Brown

    Signed from Cwmamman Utd for season 2016/17.

    Central midfielder who has played in the Welsh League since he was 16, current coach Ray Pennock give him his senior debut!

    Now 31 Dai has played for West End, Tata and Cwmamman and will add experience and goals to the Reds midfield.


    Appearances: 28

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  • Rory Healey
    Midfield

    Rory Healey

    Rory is a no nonsense hard working powerful midfielder who possesses great pace and does not like coming off second best.
    Comfortable on the ball and a superb engine in the middle of the park.
    Will always give you 100%.
    Club vice-captain for season 2016/17.



    Appearances: 75

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  • Ryan Kostromin
    Midfield

    Ryan Kostromin

    Signed in January from Port Talbot.

    Youngster can play full back or midfield and has a wealth of experience for his young years, will add quality to the squad for the remainder of the season.


    Appearances: 13
    Goals: 1


  • Sam Hawkes
    Midfield

    Sam Hawkes

    A young left sided winger recently signed signed from local league side Glynneath. A talented footballer with a great attitude. Possesses bags of pace and although small in stature does not shirk from the physical side of the game. A player who loves to run at defenders. A great addition to the reserve squad last season and one to keep an eye on this season.

    Appearances: 41
    Goals: 8

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  • Scott Kenyon
    Midfield

    Scott Kenyon

    Scott is another player with exceptional ability complimented by a hard working ethos. Scott possesses great vision and balance in possession and is a regular scorer from midfield. Returned in March after a long lay off with injury.



    Appearances: 46
    Goals: 5

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  • Stephen Davey
    Midfield

    Stephen Davey

    Former Welsh Premier player with Neath Steve has lightening pace with the skill to cause problems to the most experienced defenders. Quality delivery from wide plus instinctive finishing ability meaning he is regularly on the score sheet. Scorer of 'that' penalty that gained promotion to division one.

    Appearances: 60
    Goals: 17

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  • Steven Hughes
    Midfield

    Steven Hughes

    January signing from Cwmamman Utd.
    Described as one of the best midfielders outside Division One Steve will surely add to the Reds midfield in the run in.
    All rounder that can also play up top if asked to.

    Appearances: 9
    Goals: 4


  • Thomas Da Silva
    Midfield

    Thomas Da Silva

    Portugese born winger who learned his trade with Swansea City youth before a spell with Port Talbot in the Welsh Premier league.

    One to excite the fans with his trickery and skill on either flank.


    Appearances: 23
    Goals: 4

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  • Warren Hudson
    Midfield

    Warren Hudson

    Re-signed for the reds in January after a spell with Goytre Utd.
    Cultured midfielder and Welsh Futsal International will add quality to the midfield for the run in.

    Appearances: 12
    Goals: 1


  • Gareth Jones
    Forward

    Gareth Jones

    Gareth is a big and strong centre forward who is excellent at leading the line. All time leading goalscorer for the club in the Welsh League who is strong in the air with great feet and on his day is a handful for the most experienced defender. Finished third highest goal-scorer in Welsh League the previous season with 34 goals and followed that up with 20 in our promotion clinching year. Top scorer yet again last season. Will also be a coach this season.


    Appearances: 70
    Goals: 25

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  • Rob Cann
    Forward

    Rob Cann

    Forward signed from Giants Grave.
    Prolific scorer for Llansawel when promoted to the Welsh League.
    Returns after spells in the Neath League and being on service with the Welsh Guards.

    Appearances: 25
    Goals: 14

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  • Ryan Griffiths
    Forward

    Ryan Griffiths

    Ryan returns to the Old Road after a brief stint with Goytre Utd.

    With lightning pace and a big heart Ryan can be effective on either wing or up front.

    Will be a welcome addition for both the team and supporters.


    Appearances: 9
    Goals: 2


  • Gary Elsey
    Goalkeeper Coach

    Gary Elsey

    Elsey who has 28 years experience of coaching at the top level with Aylesbury Utd, Watford, Swansea City and the Wales Semi pro side has learned from some of the best coaches in the modern game.
    Last season he was with Port Talbot and will be working alongside Carl Shaw and Ray Pennock for the coming season.

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  • Kerry Nicholas
    Sports Therapist

    Kerry Nicholas

    Kerry is a qualified Sports Therapist and Sports Masseur.

    Over the past 3 years he has worked with Swansea City Under 23's and has international experience working with Wales Under 20's rugby team and Wales Under 21's netball team.

    During his time the netball team he was a part of their World Cup Finals.

    Kerry is currently extending his knowledge studying a BSc in Sports Therapy.


    Appearances: 16

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  • Ray Pennock
    Assistant Manager

    Ray Pennock

    Pennock has a wealth of experience in the Welsh Premier League and also Europe.

    Has been involved at Neath, Afan Lido and Port Talbot in his last few spells.

    Will be a valuable addition to our backroom staff and will work closely with manager Shaw in the coming season.


    Appearances: 2

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  • Carl Shaw
    Manager

    Carl Shaw

    Ex-BP, Port Talbot and Neath centre forward. Carl has now proved himself to be one of the best young managers outside the Welsh Premier gaining promotion from Division 3 to 1 within 5 seasons, also guided his squad to a respectable seventh in his first season in division one.

    Appearances: 3

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