SPORTS reporter Dean Jones returns with his Huws Gray Alliance weekly award winners after another pulsating weekend of action.

Team of the Week: Rhyl

The Lilywhites turned in another performance of genuine quality to end Bangor City’s lengthy winning run and claim derby bragging rights, making it seven on the bounce now for Eddie Maurice-Jones’ side.

They are in the midst of a sensational run of form and confidence is extremely high within a group that have never wavered in their belief for one another during a difficult end to the campaign, and if they carry on going the way they are then the Lilywhites are going to be a formidable presence to overcome in the weeks and months ahead.

Player of the Week: Ian Griffiths (Prestatyn Town)

The prolific striker was at his clinical best to give the Seasiders’ a pivotal three points against Llanrhaeadr-ym-Mochant, and Griffiths has given his side a real threat in the final third which was sorely missing before his arrival from Prestatyn Sports.

Not only is he an expert finisher, but as a hometown boy his desire to put the team first and will to win are evident every time he steps on to the field, so his influence is going to be key if Town are to get out of the danger zone as the season progresses.

Manager of the Week: Nathan Leonard (Guilsfield)

Leonard has taken to the responsibility of management superbly and he masterminded a fantastic gameplan to secure a high-profile victory over high flying Flint Town United.

They were resolute at the back and made the very most of the ball when they had good spells of possession, and Leonard deserves an enormous amount of credit not only for this win, but for the way he has organised and developed his squad after losing some key personnel during the summer.

Man in Form: Jay Gibbs (Porthmadog)

Williams is one of the few players within the division that has the ability to take over a game all on his own if the mood takes him, and he was at his brilliant best as Port moved up to second with a comfortable win over Holywell Town.

The midfielder is undoubtedly one of the best players at his position within the second tier providing he is motivated and free of injury problems, and his influence since arriving at the Traeth cannot be underestimated.

Team to Watch: Denbigh Town

After a poor start, things finally seem to be clicking for a Town side who have now won their last two in the league, and their win at a dangerous Buckley Town side is further evidence that this is a club heading in the right direction.

It was never going to be easy given the upheaval experienced at the club over the summer, but the management team of Dewi Llion and Matthew Jones have now assembled a squad with the right mix of youth, experience and game-changers that can only be a good thing going forward.