Penycae








  Afoneitha Road
  Penycae
  Wrexham
   LL14 2PF
  Ground:
  Tel: 01938 553027

  Manager

  Simon Sedgewick
 
Secretary
  Steve Griffiths
 


  Penycae is a village on the western outskirts of Wrexham

  From Wrexham take the A5 south.
  Take the A539 Ruabon turn off and after 250 yards continue straight across the round about heading for Llangollen.
  After a further 400 yards turn right in Plas Bennion Road and the bend left with the B5097 and within 100 yards turn right to keep on the B5097 onto Afoneitha Road.
  The ground is another 400 yards along on the right, down an unmarked unmade road with limited parking at the club.


 
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Penycae History & Honours
  Founded as recently as 1982 Penycae entered the Welsh National League Fourth Division and were runners up in their first season. Following a promotion they won the Third Division title the following year . In both seasons they won the Horace Wynne Cup.
  By the early nineties Penycae were regular members of the Welsh National League Premier Division and after three seasons in the mid table positions, they won the championship in 1993-94 and gained promotion to the Cymru Alliance, the second tier of Welsh domestic football.
  Four season followed, their highest finish being tenth 1995-96 but two years later, with the number of clubs being reduced, Penycae were relegated following a sixteenth place finish.
  The period from  2001 to 2004 was a consistent one for Penycae who finished second four seasons in a row in the WNL Premier Division.
  If the 2009-10 season was a great disappointment as the club finished 13th, the following year a complete turn around saw a second WNL title and promotion once again, a return to the Cymru Alliance.


Penycae Record 1991-2014

Season
Competition
Pos
P
W
D
L
F
A
Pts
1
1990-91
 Welsh National League Premier Division
9th
26
7
7
12
41
59
28
2
1991-92
 Welsh National League Premier Division 9th
26
8
5
13
37
43
29
3
1992-93
 Welsh National League Premier Division 8th
26
10
7
9
60
54
37
4
1993-94
 Welsh National League Premier Division 1st
26
19
5
2
63
21
62
5
1994-95
 Cymru Alliance
12th
34
11
6
17
47
74
39
6
1995-96
 Cymru Alliance 10th
36
13
8
15
58
71
47
7
1996-97
 Cymru Alliance 16th
34
9
3
22
40
99
30
8
1997-98
 Cymru Alliance 16th
36
10
6
20
52
95
36
9
1998-99
 Welsh National League Premier Division 9th
28
10
3
15
34
59
33
10
1999-00
 Welsh National League Premier Division 3rd
30
19
5
6
86
38
62
11
2000-01
 Welsh National League Premier Division 2nd
30
19
4
7
84
40
61
12
2001-02
 Welsh National League Premier Division 2nd
28
22
5
1
84
22
71
13
2002-03
 Welsh National League Premier Division 2nd
30
19
5
6
74
47
62
14
2003-04
 Welsh National League Premier Division 2nd
26
17
4
5
71
32
55
15
2004-05
 Welsh National League Premier Division 8th
30
12
3
15
58
63
39
16
2005-06
 Welsh National League Premier Division 13th
32
11
6
15
56
71
39
17
2006-07
 Welsh National League Premier Division 4th
30
17
4
9
89
58
55
18
2007-08
 Welsh National League Premier Division 5th
30
17
3
10
79
64
54
19
2008-09
 Welsh National League Premier Division 2nd
28
20
5
3
75
30
65
20
2009-10
 Welsh National League Premier Division 13th
26
7
5
14
50
66
26
21
2010-11
 Welsh National League Premier Division 1st
30
21
2
7
85
36
65
22
2011-12
 Huws Gray Fitlock Cymru Alliance 13th 30
7
4
19
31
77
25
23
2012-13
 Huws Gray Fitlock Cymru Alliance 13th 30
7
5
18
49
84
26
24
2013-14
 Huws Gray Fitlock Cymru Alliance 10th
30
10
4
16
47
64
34


Manager:  Nicky Ward

   A talented left footed midfielder Nicky stepped up as player manager when Steve Walters stepped down in October 2014
  Ward brings a lifetime of experience in the Football League and Welsh Premier and should prove a shrewd appointment by the Penycae board.




Penycae Team Line ups from August 2014
       v Denbigh Town on 17 October 2014
v

Ashley Roberts
1

1

2
Aaron Simpson
2

2

3
Ben Howarth
3

3

4
Dave Morley
4

4

5
Adam Bailey
5

5

6
Nicky Ward
6

6

7
Connor Bell
7

7

8
Ian Williams
8

8

9
Jaime Henderson
9

9

10
Ryan Jones
10

10

11
Josh McAuley
11

11

12
Aeron Edwards
12

12

14
Craig Garside
14

14

15
Connor Kendrick
15



16
Arron Williams
16



17
Dave McGinness
17





   UPDATED OCTOBER 2014


Penycae
Player Pen Pictures 2014-15

GOALKEEPER
 Adam McGhee
  An experienced goalkeeper Adam has Welsh Premier experience with Airbus UK and Connahs Quay.
  His other clubs include Flint Town United and Queens Park.
Dob
12
10
1987
 Ashley Roberts
  Goalkeeper Ashley rejoined Penycae in October 2013 after a brief spell with Cymru Alliance rivals Rhydymwyn.
  Ashley has also played for Llangollen Town and Chirk AAAs in the Welsh National League.
Dob
13
10
1988
DEFENCE
 Ben Howarth
  Fullback in his first season with Penycae, Ben previously enjoyed several seasons with Connahs Quay Town and a shorter spell with their local rivals Nomads.
Dob
23
12
1987
 Aaron Simpson
  A young defender from the Wrexham area Aaron is on loan at Penycae from Wrexham.
Dob
19
10
1995
 Ian Williams
  Club captain Ian is an experienced defender or midfielder and one of the longest serving players at the Afoneitha.
  Ian featured in the Penycae side which won the FAW Trophy in 2004 and has also played for Cefn Druids where he made 25 Welsh Premier starrts alongside roughly half as many as a substitute.
Dob
24
07
1979
 Dave Morley
  St Helens born centreback Dave Morley began his career with Manchester City where he made he scored on debut against Bury in the (then) First Division (ie directly below the Premiership).  That was Dave's only league start for City but two more substitute appearances followed before a brief loan spell in Scotland with Ayr United. In 1998 he moved to Southend and made 63 league starts before heading north to Carlisle and 37 more starts.
   In 2001 a move to Oxford yielded 16 more league starts followed by 49 for Doncaster in the Conference before joining Macclesfield as captain and totalling 101 further league appearances.  One of his defensive team mates at Moss Rose was former Bangor defender Jim McNulty
   From 2007-09 Dave made more than 50 appearances for Conference North side Hyde United and during his first season at Bangor won the Welsh Cup final in Parc Y Scarlets in 2010. In 2011 Dave was a dominant player in the Bangor side which captured the Welsh Premier league title.
  In August 2013 Dave joined Bala from Bangor and a year later moved to Penycae.
Dob
25
09
1977
 Adam Bailey
  Adam was a member of the Chester youth team - and before that on Tranmere Rover's books - before signing for Flint Town United during the summer of 2012.
  He moved to Penycae during the summer of 2014.
Dob
22
09
1982
MIDFIELD
 Craig Garside
  A hugely talented midfielder Craig Garside re-signed for Bangor during the summer of 2009.  Craig has been with the blues in November 2004 but moved on after a Premier Cup appearance.
   His career began with Everton where he was
prominent at youth and reserve level, played in the 2002 FA Youth Cup Final for The Toffees. Capable of playing in defence or midfield, Craig has captained Wales at Under 15, 16 and 19 and gained an enviable reputation at those levels.
   Craig has 14 WP starts for Bangor to his name prior to the start of the 2010-11 season and picked up a Welsh Cup winners medal at Parc Y Scarlets in May 2010 and a year later scored the decisive goal as Bangor clinched the Welsh Premier title against The New Saints at Farrar Road.
Dob
11
05
1985
 Nicky Ward
  An experienced attacking left footer Nicky Ward played for both Wrexham and Shrewsbury Town as a youth before moving into the Welsh Premier with Newtown during the 1998-99 season. Since this time Nicky has totted up 188 Welsh Premier league starts scoring 78 goals including several successful seasons with full timers TNS.
   He has played for Newtown on four occasions and spent a brief spell with Cefn Druids, and turned out for Welling United in the Conference South.  He has also played for Bangor City in the Welsh Premier.

Dob
30
11
1977
 Paul Mazzarella
  Skilful attacking midfielder who joined Connahs Quay from Wrexham FC in the summer of 1999, moved to Plaskynaston in the summer of 2005.  Paul has more than 200 WP appearances including around 50 from the subs bench. Brings experience to the Penycae squad.
Dob
08
08
1980
 Louis Johnston
  A confident player who can play in defence or midfield, Louis joined Penycae during the summer of 2014 upon his release by Crewe Alexandra.
Dob
15
11
1995
 Asa Hamilton
  A Wrexham born striker Asa previously played for Llandudno, Buckley, Lex and Penycae as well as Airbus UK where he made half a dozen substitute appearances in the Welsh Premier.
  Asa is a cousin of Welsh Premier stalwarts Steve and Ricky Evans.
Dob
21
01
1992
FORWARDS
 Aaron Edwards
  A clever, ball playing inside forward who rejoined Penycae during the summer of 2013 from Flint Town.
  Aaron's previous clubs include Cefn Druids, Lex X1 and Rhos Aelwyd.
Dob
18
05
1990
 Ryan Jones
   A tall and composed young striker with an eye for goal Ryan joined Cefn Druids from The New Saints in January 2013 where he has come up through the club's academy and youth structure.
  Moved to Penycae during the summer of 2014.
Dob
17
05
1994
 Josh McAuley
  A former Tranmere youth striker Josh joined Llandudno during the summer of 2013.
  Liverpool born Josh has also played for Conference North sides Colwyn Bay and Vauxhall FC, as well as Welsh Premier clubs Aberstwyth and Bala Town where he scored six goals in 26 games.
Dob
02
03
1991
 Connor Bell
  A pacey young winger Connor joined Penycae during the summer of 2014 on a loan agreement from Wrexham FC.
Dob
15
07
1996
 Jaime Henders
  A goalscoring striker Jaime joined Penycae during the summer of 2014.
  His previous clubs include Warrington Town and Cammell Laird.

Dob
00
00
1900

15/18



Penycae
Player Pen Pictures 2013-14

GOALKEEPER
 Joe Makaruk
  A tall and commanding young goalkeeper Joe has played Cymru Alliance football for Buckley Town.
  He has also played for Colwyn Bay in the Unibond League and more locally for Argoed and Saltney Town for whom he started the 2012-13 season.
Dob
13
07
1991
 Ashley Roberts
  Goalkeeper Ashley rejoined Penycae in October 2013 after a brief spell with Cymru Alliance rivals Rhydymwyn.
  Ashley has also played for Llangollen Town and Chirk AAAs in the Welsh National League.
Dob
13
10
1988
DEFENCE
 Ben Howarth
  Fullback in his first season with Penycae, Ben previously enjoyed several seasons with Connahs Quay Town and a shorter spell with their local rivals Nomads.
Dob
23
12
1987
 Tim Manuel
  A experienced and strong tackling defender Tim previously played for local rivals Lex X1 but also captained Penycae to the Welsh National League title in  2011.
  Very strong in the air.
Dob
09
03
1979
 Ian Williams
  Club captain Ian is an experienced defender or midfielder and one of the longest serving players at the Afoneitha.
  Ian featured in the Penycae side which won the FAW Trophy in 2004 and has also played for Cefn Druids where he made 25 Welsh Premier starrts alongside roughly half as many as a substitute.
Dob
24
07
1979
 Paul Griffiths
  Centrehalf in his first season with the club, Paul has previously played for Lex X1, FC Cefn and Llangollen Town.
  Better known as "Muncher".
Dob
10
04
1985
 Nick Jones
  A right fullback Nick started out on The New Saints academy and went on to make a handful of Welsh Premier appearance for Newtown during the 2011-12 season.
Dob
10
03
1992
 Graham Dyment   An attack minded defender Graham joined Penycae during the summer of 2013 from Aberystwyth University where he played in the Spar Mid Wales League.
Dob
30
05
1992
MIDFIELD
 Dan Moore
  A promising young midfielder Dan joined Penycae during the summer of 2013 from Aberystwyth University where he played in the Spar Mid Wales League.
  Dan can also play in goal if needbe.
Dob
17
12
1990
 Jimmy Jones
  An attack minded winger or midfielder Ruabon based Jimmy joined Penycae having played in The New Saints academy system.
Dob
02
08
1992
 Paul Mazzarella
  Skilful attacking midfielder who joined Connahs Quay from Wrexham FC in the summer of 1999, moved to Plaskynaston in the summer of 2005.  Paul has more than 200 WP appearances including around 50 from the subs bench. Brings experience to the Penycae squad.
Dob
08
08
1980
 Aled Reece
  A promising young left footed midfielder or striker, Aled is on loan from Welsh Premier side Connahs Quay.
Dob
28
10
1993
 Nathan Nicholls
  A promising teenage midfielder Nathan joined Penycae from the Airbus UK academy during the summer of 2013.
Dob
14
02
1994
FORWARDS
 Aaron Edwards
  A clever, ball playing inside forward who rejoined Penycae during the summer of 2013 from Flint Town.
  Aaron's previous clubs include Cefn Druids, Lex X1 and Rhos Aelwyd.
Dob
18
05
1990
 Dan Drasdauskas
  A powerful striker whose previous clubs include Rhyl and Rhydymwyn, Dan joined Penycae during the summer of 2013.
  Before moving to the area from the North East of England Dan played for Redcar Athletic in the Wearside League.
Dob
07
06
1990
 Ian Andrews
  A goalscoring striker who netted eleven times from 22 starts for Cefn Druids in the Welsh Premier before rejoining Penycae.
  Ian is the longest serving member of the Penycae squad and is involved in coaching the club's youngsters.
Dob
31
01
1979
 Naim Arsan
  A skilful and pacey left winger Naim came through The New Saints academy.
  He spent a few months at the start of the 2012-13 campaign with Cymru Alliance rivals Llanrhaedr but rejoined Penycae and regained a first team berth after Christmas 2012.
Dob
14
12
1993
 Ian Oliver Davies
  A well travelled striker Ian has a reputation as a consistent goalscorer amongst Wrexham area clubs.
  He has previously played for Cefn United, Llangollen and Lex X1.
Dob
06
10
1985

15/18




Penycae
Player Pen Pictures 2012-13

GOALKEEPER
 Joe Makaruk
  A tall and commanding young goalkeeper Joe has played Cymru Alliance football for Buckley Town.
  He has also played for Colwyn Bay in the Unibond League and more locally for Argoed and Saltney Town for whom he started the 2012-13 season.
Dob
13
07
1991
 Michael Platt
  A towering goalkeeper who joined Caernarfon from Welsh National League side Llay Welfare in December 2009.  Better known as "Plank" he has also played for Gresford Athletic, both in goal and in central defence.
  Joined Penycae during the summer of 2011.

Dob
19
12
1987
DEFENCE
 Ben Howarth
  Fullback in his first season with Penycae, Ben previously enjoyed several seasons with Connahs Quay Town and a shorter spell with their local rivals Nomads.
Dob
00
00
1900
 Tim Manuel
  A experienced and strong tackling defender Tim previously played for local rivals Lex X1.
Dob
09
03
1979
 Paul Griffiths
  Centrehalf in his first season with the club, Paul has previously played for Lex X1, FC Cefn and Llangollen Town.
Dob
10
04
1985
 Nick Jones
  A right fullback Nick started out on The New Saints academy and went on to make a handful of Welsh Premier appearance for Newtown during the 2011-12 season.
Dob
10
03
1992
 Mark Atkinson
  Defender in his second season with the club.
Dob
00
00
1900
MIDFIELD
 Jack Chaloner
  Midfielder Jack has previously played in the Airbus UK first team.
Dob
22
08
1985
 Jon Paul Wood
  An experienced midfielder Jon has previously played for Cefn United and Chirk AAAs in the Welsh National League (Wrexham area).
Dob
24
08
1985
 Paul Mazzarella
  Skilful attacking midfielder who joined Connahs Quay from Wrexham FC in the summer of 1999, moved to Plaskynaston in the summer of 2005.  Paul has more than 200 WP appearances including around 50 from the subs bench. Brings experience to the Penycae squad.
Dob
08
08
1980
 Steve Murphy
  Midfielder in his first season with the club.
Dob
00
00
1900
 Andy Watkin
  Midfielder in his first season with Penycae, previous clubs include Lex X1 and Penley.
Dob
15
03
1982
 Ian Oliver Davies
  Well travelled striker or midfielder Ian has scored goals for a number of clubs including Wrexham area pair Lex X1 and Cefn United. Has also played for Llangollen Town.
Dob
06
10
1985
FORWARDS
 Cian Phillips
  An attacking midfielder or more probably centre forward Cian previously played for local rivals Rhos Aelwyd.
Dob
02
05
1992
 Gary McConnell
  A pacey striker Gary has played for a number of clubs in North East Wales including Cefn Druids, Caerwys, Hawarden Rangers and Airbus UK.
Dob
04
01
1985
 Ian Andrews
  A goalscoring striker who netted eleven times from 22 starts for Cefn Druids in the Welsh Premier.
Dob
31
01
1979
 Sam Marrs
  Striker Sam, with a headline writers dream surname, joined Penycae from Welsh National League side Llangollen during the summer of 2012.
Dob
19
11
1991
 Naim Arsan
  A skilful and pacey left winger Naim came through The New Saints academy.
  He spent a few months at the start of the 2012-13 campaign with Cymru Alliance rivals Llanrhaedr but rejoined Penycae and regained a first team berth after Christmas 2012.
Dob
14
12
1993

15/18



Penycae Pen Pictures Pen Pictures Pen Pictures 2011-12
Michael Platt
A towering young goalkeeper who joined Caernarfon from Welsh National League side Llay Welfare in December 2009.  Better known as "Plank" he has also played for Gresford Athletic, both in goal and in central defence. Joined Penycae during the summer of 2011.
(Dob:  19-12-1987)
Paul Connelly
A tall uncompromising defender who began his career at Chester City and joined Airbus UK in September 2005 after a season with Bala Town in the Cymru Alliance. Has also played for Mynydd Isa.
(Dob:  28-04-1984)
Lee Bull
A left footed defender and brother of Bangor City striker Alan Bull, Lee joined Penycae from Buckley Town in September 2011.
(Dob:  24-04-1989)
Sean Dodd
A dependable defender who moved from Lex X1 to Caernarfon Town in November of 2009, Sean was a Welsh National League title winner with Brymbo and has also played for Buckley Town.
(Dob:  28-08-1985)
Tim Manuel
A strong tackling defender Tim previously played for local rivals Lex X1.
(Dob:  09-03-1979)
Jack Challenor
Young midfielder Jack has previously played in the Airbus UK first team.
(Dob:  22-08-1985)
Kevin Roberts
A tricky left footed midfielder or winger Kevin rejoined Penycae in October 2011 after a brief spell with CA rivals Cefn Druids. Previously with Welsh National League side Acrefair Youth.
(Dob:  15-06-1989)
Tom Dodd
A promsiing young midfielder Tom signed from Castell Alyn Colts in October 2011, having previously represented the NEWFA. Tom also played for Airbus UK.
(Dob:  05-11-1993)
Aled Williams
Aled joined Penycae from Johnstown Youth in October 2011.
(Dob:  06-07-1982)
Mike Latham
An attack minded midfielder Mike made a handful of substitute appearances for Cefn Druids during their Welsh Premier days. Has also played for Gresford Athletic and Lex X1.
(Dob:  22-03-1990)
Scott Roberts
Scott is a hard working midfielder who played under previous manager Colin Parry at both Bradley Villa and Brymbo.  He joined Lex during the summer of 2008 and then Penycae three years later.
(Dob:  23-09-1979)
Tom Allen
A promising young midfielder Tom joined Penycae from TNS in September 2011, having been a member of The Saints academy.
(Dob:  06-12-1993)
Jordan Smith
A promising young winger Jordan joined Penycae from local rivals Rhos Aelwyd in September 2011, having previously played for Johnstown.
(Dob:  30-11-1990)
Ian Andrews
A goalscoring striker who netted eleven times from 22 starts for Cefn Druids in the Welsh Premier.
(Dob:  31-01-1979)
Ian Matthias
  
  
 
A pacey young striker who has an eye for goal, Ian previously played for Welsh National League side Llay Welfare. Joined Bala Town from Gresford in January 2006 and rejoined Athletic during the summer of 2007. Moved to Penycae during the summer of 2011.
(Dob:  25-08-1987)
Ian Williams
 
An experienced striker Ian resigned from local rivals FC Cefn in September 2011.
(Dob:  24-07-1979)

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