BODEDERN Athletic manager Ricky Williams reflected on an outstanding first season in Lock Stock Welsh Alliance Division One that saw them secure second spot.

The Anglesey side ran eventual champions Llangefni Town extremely close to the crown in their debut third-tier campaign following promotion before fading late on due to a fixture pile-up that involved a number of midweek and weekend away games in succession.

Athletic ended the season six points behind Chris Roberts’ side and four ahead of third-placed Llandudno Albion, with Williams describing the current campaign as his most enjoyable during his time at the club.

He said: “I’d like to congratulate Chris and his team on winning the league, which is fully deserved.

“Personally it’s been a great season for the club and the most enjoyable in my time here. In the summer we built a squad that we thought would compete at this level but the lads have been nothing short of sensational all season long.

“To push a club like Llangefni all the way is a testament to the lads’ hard work over the course of the season.”

Athletic quality within the squad was further reflected in their memorable FAW Trophy run, which saw them reach the semi-final stage.

Williams will now turn his attention to a busy summer that will involve trying to keep hold of more influential members of the squad, and they will be expected to be among the title challengers next time around as Denbigh Town and Holyhead Hotspur prepare to enter the fold.

“I plan on keeping most of the lads for next season and hopefully adding a few to what is a great squad of players,” added Williams.

“I’d like to thank everyone that has helped us as a club this season it means a lot to myself and the lads.”