Mae CPD Tref Aberystwyth yn falch i groesawi Owen Taylor o CPD Tref Y Fenni. Wedi cyfnod treialu -- yn cynnwys gôl o'r hanner ffordd yn erbyn Met Caerdydd pythefnos yn ôl! -- mae'r chwaraewr amryddawn yn ymuno â'r clwb yn swyddogol.
Aberystwyth Town FC are pleased to welcome Owen Taylor from Abergavenny Town FC of the JD Cymru South. Following a successful trial period -- in which he scored from the halfway line against Cardiff Met! -- versatile Owen officially joins the club.
Born in Abergavenny, 22-year-old Owen joined Cardiff Metropolitan University ahead of the 2019/20 season having come through the youth ranks at Newport County. At Cyncoed, Owen predominantly featured for The Archers' Development Side with a number of First-Team squad appearances.
Later transitioning into senior football, Owen spent time in the Uhlsport Hellenic Football League with Cinderford Town for the 2021/22 season before joining Larkhall Athletic FC of the Pitching In Southern Football League in July 2022.
Owen returned to his native Abergavenny in early January 2023 where he made an immediate impression, scoring 4 goals in his first 6 games before adding his 5th with a game-winner against eventual league runners-up Llanelli Town. Owen was instrumental in Abergavenny's survival in the JD Cymru South -- as the club earned 16 points from 18 available through February and March.
Despite only a short stint at Pen y Pound Stadium, Owen was awarded the Supporters' Player of the Season.
Owen was provided an opportunity to trial at Park Avenue this summer and again made an immediate impression -- scoring from the halfway line against his former club Cardiff Met two weeks ago!
Owen told us:
"My first impressions of the club so far have all been positive. There is a good atmosphere in and around the dressing room so I look forward to being part of it going forward, as well as playing in-front of the fans.
I’ve played under Taff previously at Cardiff Met a few years ago so I felt he knew me and what kind of player I am, and that’s definitely helped my decision. Overall though, I felt he was ambitious about the season and how I could play a role in helping the team be successful.
It wasn’t a bad way to introduce myself scoring like that in my second game for the club! I do always like to have a look where the keeper is and this time it fell for me, so hopefully a few more of them are to come.
I’m an attacking midfielder with an eye for goal who likes to create chances as much as possible for my team mates.
The team's ambitions for the season are to win as many games as we can and finish as high up in the table as possible, as-well as having a good cup run. Hopefully I can help us to achieve this and I look forward to getting started."
First Team Manager Anthony Williams commented:
"Owen enjoyed time with Newport County as a youngster before moving to Cardiff Met where I spent several years working with him in the University team. He was very technically gifted and understood the game very well, but never broke through on a consistent basis into the First Team.
Time in the Cymru South has developed his physical and mental attributes to make him the player he is now. I'm really excited to see what Owen will give to the team this season -- we've already seen glimpses, but there is plenty more to come."
Croeso i'r clwb, Owen!