Players to watch this season

While we are in the 4th month of this season, there are some players that have caught our attention so far this season and have a bright future not only for the remainder of the season but also in the game. If we have missed any players let us know and we can include it in our next roundup later in the season.

Jakub Welna

Striker-London Samuri Rovers

Step 6

First on our list is Jakub Welna of Step 6 side London Samuri Rovers. Already turning into an impressive season for this young man with 10 league goals already. Having just turned 18 years old, having come through the club’s youth system. London Samuri are currently struggling towards the bottom of the table. Jakub currently playing upfront for London Samuri is beginning to impress teams at a higher level and if he continues his goal scoring record, he will no doubt play at a higher level in the future.

Codi Lee-Spavins

Striker-Stortfold

Step 5

Part of a very exciting forward line at Stortfold, who are currently flying in Step 6, who have amassed 54 goals between the team and we are only 4 months into the season. Codi made the switch from Biggleswade and his strike rate has improved since making the switch. At only 22 years old, following on from this season, he could make an impact at a higher level, but for now the right footed players, ambitions must be to lead Stortfold to the title. They already have a 6 point lead at the top of the table. We hope to see this exciting team in action in a few weeks when they take on Amersham.

Juan Devia

Striker-FC DEPORTIVO GALICIA

Step 6

We return to London for the next player as we look at Jaun Devia, who is described as a midfielder on the Deportivio Galicia website. In the season so far he has had a return of 13 goals in 14 games, which is a vast improvement on last season’s shortened campaign. At the time of writing this, the team were just outside of the playoffs, but with Juan’s skills and goals, it will only be a matter of time before they climp up the table.

Richard Kone

Striker-Athletic Newham

Step 5

This young striker, has already scored 21 league goals as of the start of November 2021. In the summer of 2021, he trialed at Colchester United and Brentford B as below. He scored an impressive solo goal against Billericay Town for Colchester in pre-season, but was not offered a contract at the end of the trial. Richard’s goal are currently helping Athletic Newman to a top 6 position in the Essex senior league. With his height and strength causing problems for all number of defends at different levels, hopefully it wont be too long before Richard is playing at a higher level, as he looks like a natural goalscorer.

Edwards Clements

Striker- Brentham

Step 7

The next player to look as is a proven scorer at Step 7 for several seasons. For me i can’t understand why a team in Step 5 or 6, hasn’t looked Edward. This season he has 7 goals, last year was 6 goals in 6 games. In the last full season, he had 19 goals in 16 games and had 16 in 22 in the 2018-2019 season. His goals have contributed to Brentham, being one of the leading sides in the Middlesex premier division the past few seasons. He is an old fashioned centre forward, with pace who has power in his headers and shots. You can see just some of his goals in the clips below.

Jonathan McNamara

Step 6

Shefford Town & Campton

We return to Step 6 now and into Bedfordshire for Jonathan McNamara of Shefford Town, who seems to be in contention with Richard Kone on this article for the most amount of goals scored. Jonathan has hit 22 goals so far in a side that sit in mid table. This is remarkable given he had scored 22 goals in the last season’s covid shortened campaign. This right footed player, has played at Step 2 in non league to Step 5 and the drop seems to have helped him regarding his scoring touch, having scored 17 in 43 when playing for Hitchin Town in the 2015/2016 season. Shefford Town are a progressive club and will be hoping to keep hold of Jonathan if they do not get promoted this season.

Courtney Austin

Stiker-Harefield United

Step 5

It’s back to Middlesex for this striker, currently at Harefield United. He started his career as a striker for Brentford, before being released and has since for the past 5 seasons played for a variety of Step 3-5 clubs before signing for the Hares in the summer of 2021. He scored a hat-trick when we saw him in pre-season and has helped Harefield in front of goal this season, not only to sit within the top 8 at the time of writing this has scored 6 goals. This striker has grown a lot since his youth days, has bulked up and not only has kept his ability to be a good finisher, has added assists and hold up to this game, now a great all round player.

Elijah Oladunjoye

Right Back-Chalfont St Peter

Step 4

We spotted this 17 year old while playing for Chalfont on the opening game of the season against Ashford Town. With a long throw that caused the Ashford Defense lots of problems on the day. He has a long career ahead of him with skills like that and impressed so much that he spent time on trial with League 2 club in the following months. Only time will tell if he can return to the Chalfont lineup and then in time make his way up the pyramid.

Christie Ward

Brokenhurst

Step 5

Another Under 18 player on the list, as we travel to Dorset for this highly talented youngster. Having been released from a pro club, he has adapted well to senior men’s football and helped the club towards the top of the table. There is no doubt with his skills from heading to finishing, that he will develop and move further up the footballing pyramid again. But in the mean time, Christie will enjoy the challenge at Step 5. Enjoy his early goal in this tie a few weeks ago below and see for yourself why we like the look of Christie.


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