SPORTS reporter Dean Jones returns with his Huws Gray Alliance weekly award winners after another frantic weekend of action in difficult weather conditions.

Team of the Week: Rhyl

After an indifferent start to the season, things have now clicked for the ambitious Lilywhites and they turned in their most ruthless performance of the campaign so far to secure a 5-0 home win over Holyhead Hotspur.

There is no questioning the talent within the Lilies’ set-up and they seem to have really risen to the occasion in recent weeks after director of football Eddie Maurice-Jones questioned their collective character after a poor run.

Although the title may be a distant possibility given Airbus Broughton’s scintillating start, there is a genuine feeling within the group that they can now go on a prolonged run, and no team will be looking forward to facing them given their performances of late.

Player of the Week: Sam Barnes (Bangor City)

The Citizens’ came away from their tricky looking trip to Penrhyncoch with a comfortable 2-0 victory, and Barnes’ marshalling of the back four was a key contributing factor in their success.

The former Colwyn Bay captain was one of a number of high-profile arrivals at the VSM Stadium over the summer months, and he has been a commanding presence at the back whilst providing a considerable threat at the other end of the field.

Manager of the Week: Neil Gibson (Prestatyn Town)

The returning Seasiders’ boss looks to have completely galvanised his troops in his first few weeks back at the helm, and Gibson saw his side produce a fantastic effort to emerge from their home tie with Conwy Borough with a 3-0 victory to move off the basement.

There is plenty of encouraging signs emerging from the Motion Finance Stadium thanks to Gibson’s arrival and the new ownership, and their loyal fanbase will be hoping this is a trend that can continue for the remainder of the season after a troubled opening to life in the second tier.

Man in Form: Shaun Cavanagh (Porthmadog)

On his day, there are few in the HGA that can match Cavanagh’s natural ability, and he displayed this with a two-goal outing for Port in their 2-0 triumph over Ruthin Town.

Cavanagh’s playmaking ability is a fantastic asset to have for an ambitious Port team, and the sky is the limit in terms of what the talented youngster can achieve if he can produce this sort of performance on a more consistent basis.

Team to Watch: Holywell Town

It may seem odd to put the Wellmen in this spot given their recent struggles, but their stunning fightback against a strong Guilsfield side to rescue a 2-2 home draw will do wonders for their overall confidence and morale within the dressing room.

This is an underachieving group who are still learning at this level, and the return of striker Steve Lewis is another huge boost for a club that is looking to climb the table at the earliest opportunity under Johnny Haseldin.