Two main contenders have emerged over the first four months of this season to win the eighth Bob Brodie Trophy.
Bryngwran Bulls striker Craig Moore leads the way on 35 goals, with James Ryan, who was runner-up last year while a Bulls player but now represents Caergybi, just one behind with 34.
It appears once more that the trophy is destined to end up in the hands of a striker operating in the bottom tier Anglesey League.
Recent opinions have suggested the annual competition has lost its edge due to players filling their boots against struggling teams in the tier-six league.
Some claim this puts goal-getters playing at a higher level at an unfair advantage, as due to the better standard of opposition their net-finding tallies could never match those performing in the Anglesey League week in, week out.
However, looking back over the seven seasons of the Bob Brodie Trophy, only four winners have emerged from the island league, the other three (or two as Corrig McGonigle won it twice) awards having gone to the tier-three Welsh Alliance.
As for current leader Moore, few could begrudge him a Bob Brodie Trophy success as he has previously always served at a higher level and consistently made the top 10.
Moore is currently on the sidelines injured, so this gives Ryan a chance to take over at the top.
The Bob Brodie Trophy is named after the popular Scotsman, a former player and highly successful manager on Anglesey, who passed away in 2011.
The competition was started by Dave Jones of the Daily Post and Holyhead and Anglesey Mail to ensure the great man’s name lives on in island football circles.
Due to occasionally poor information supply from clubs, keeping the BBT chart accurate and up-to-date has proved challenging. If anyone sees any errors and can provide proof of these errors, we will gladly amend the standings.
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Bob Brodie Trophy standings up to and including December 2, 2018
35 – Craig Moore (Bryngwran Bulls)
34 – James Ryan (Caergybi)
22 – Gary Jo Owen (Holyhead Town – 16 for Caergybi)
21 – Dean Redmond (Menai Bridge Tigers)
19 – Ryan Rowlands (Cemaes Bay)
15 – Nathan Moore (Aberffraw)
13 – Andy Clarke (Glantraeth), Mike Williams (Valley), Luke Allaway (Bodorgan)
12 – Kevin Lloyd (Llangefni Town), Rob Jones (Llannerchymedd), Kenny Williams (Pentraeth Res), Mike Kelly (Holyhead Hotspur Res)
11 – Asa Thomas (Holyhead Town), Liam Morris (Llangefni Town)
10 – Justin Williams (Caergybi), Aidan Clark (Bodedern), Richard Roberts (Aberffraw), Mark Griffith (Gwalchmai), Carwyn Williams (Llangoed)
9 – Anton Williams (Bryngwran Bulls), Jerome Sillence (Bryngwran Bulls), Dave Webb (Caergybi)
8 – Dion Williams (Glantraeth), Alan Mark Owen (Llangefni), Craig Evans (Gwalchmai), Matthew Jones (Llangefni), Steven Whittaker (Bodedern Athletic), Nathan Lewis (Cefni)
2017/18 Gary Jo Owen (Caergybi – Anglesey League) 58
2016/17 Corrig McGonigle (Glantraeth – Welsh Alliance) 59
2015/16: Corrig McGonigle (Pentraeth – Welsh Alliance) 64
2014/15: Steven Whittaker (Cemaes Bay – Anglesey League) 42
2013/14: Gary Jo Owen (Morawelon – Anglesey League) 57
2012/13: Lance Williams (Menai Bridge Tigers – Anglesey League) 62
2011/12: Mel McGinness (Holyhead Hotspur – Welsh Alliance) 50
Source : DailyPost