Goals Ace Rhys Returns To Llanelli For Crunch Clash

Penybont FC manager Rhys Griffiths. Pic: Penybont FC.

Goals Ace Rhys Returns To Llanelli For Crunch Clash

Rhys Griffiths, one of the most prolific goalscorers in Welsh Premier League history, will be back at  his former club Llanelli this evening.

Cardiff-born Griffiths is now manager of Nathaniel Car Sales Welsh League leaders Penybont, who take on Llanelli in a top of the table clash at Stebonheath (Wednesday, 7.30pm).

He made almost 250 appearances for the Reds, firing a phenomenal 240 goals.

Griffiths, who also played for Cwmbran, Haverfordwest, Carmarthen and Port Talbot, stands second on the Welsh Premier League all-time scoring list, winning the golden boot a record five times.

Rhys Griffiths in action for Llanelli.

He was league player of the season twice and was selected for the Welsh Premier team of the season in five successive seasons.

Tonight’s Llanelli v Penybont match could be decisive in the chase to win Division One and earn promotion to the top flight.

Griffiths’ team are six points clear at the top, although the Reds have five games in hand.

There is one other Welsh League fixture this evening with Ton Pentre entertaining Caerau Ely (7.30pm).

Welsh Premier League all-time leading scorers:

1 Marc Lloyd Williams 319 goals in 419 starts. Played for Bangor City, Porthmadog, Aberystwyth Town, TNS, Newtown, Rhyl and Airbus UK Broughton.

2 Rhys Griffiths. Seven-time Welsh Premier Golden Boot winner. 269 goals in 347 starts.

Griffiths was named in the Welsh Premier team of the season six years running between 2005 and 2011. Played for Cwmbran Town, Haverfordwest, Port Talbot, Carmarthen Town, Aberystwyth Town and Llanelli.

3 Lee Hunt. 209 goals, 344 starts. Regular goalscorer for Bangor City, Rhyl, Prestatyn Town and Bala Town.

4 Chris Summers. Fired 177 goals in 243 starts. Had four spells with Cwmbran Town.

5 Michael Wilde. 164 goals, 250 games.

6 John Toner. 161 goals from 255 starts. Played for Conwy United and TNS.

7 Graham Evans. 157 goals in 290 starts. Played for Caersws. Three-times winner of the WPL Golden Boot award.

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