BLAENAU Ffestiniog Amateurs have made a real statement of intent ahead of their move to Lock Stock Welsh Alliance Division One.

The Quarrymen have secured the services of Penrhyndeudraeth striker Meilir Williams ahead of the upcoming campaign, which represents a significant coup for the newly promoted outfit.

Williams was one of the third tier’s standout performers last term thanks to a series of clinical displays that saw him finish top of the scoring charts with 28 goals for the season.

Only one of these came from the penalty spot, with Williams now opting to return to a club closer to home and aid with their transition to playing at a higher standard.

The club also announced the signing of cultured midfielder Sion Wyn Jones to further boost a squad that emerged as Division Two’s surprise package last term.

They enjoyed a tremendous campaign and sat at the summit for the majority of the season, before eventual champions Glan Conwy moved above them with a final fixture win over Pwllheli to clinch the crown.

This was not enough to deny the Quarrymen promotion to Division One thanks to a second placed finish, with the ambitious side looking to make an instant impact and follow in the footsteps of Bodedern Athletic and Prestatyn Sport in achieving high finishes in their first campaign back at this level.