AS WITH many seasons gone by in the JD Cymru Premier League, it’s Bala Town’s captain Chris Venables who has stolen the headlines for the clubb so far in 2020/21.

And quite rightly so too, with ten goals to his name making him the first, and so far only, player to reach double figures in Wales’ top-flight this season.

But the Lakesiders also seem to have another star emerging from the shadows.

Midfielder Will Evans was bought in to Maes Tegid from Cardiff Met Uni FC in the summer and has been a quality addition to Colin Caton's side.

The 23-year-old is tireless in the middle of the park, with his fitness and desire clearly being two of his greatest attributes.

His official debut for the Lakesiders was one to remember as he helped the club claim its first ever away win in the UEFA Europa League.

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Evans (second from right back row) and co line-up in Malta. PIC: Gareth Hughes

The by-now famous 1-0 victory at Valletta in Malta also ensured that Bala advanced to the second qualifying round of the tournament for the first time ever.

Evans also put in a fine display in the club's 2-0 loss to Belgium's European giants Standard Liege in the next round, in a match in which they should have been outclassed but certainly weren't.

He was a huge part of those two performances in Europe which really put Bala on the map and his form would continue into the opening day of the JD Cymru Premier campaign too.

He scored his first goal for Bala in the club's 2-1 win over Cefn Druids on September 20, netting the game's opener. That was followed up by a further two goals in the 5-1 away win at Penybont a week later.

In October, Evans first netted in a 5-2 win over Aberystwyth Town and again in the 4-0 win over Barry Town United.

His latest strike, his sixth goal of the season, came in Saturday's 1-1 draw at Haverfordwest County as he started November just as he did in the two months previous.

Manager Colin Caton has described Evans as a 'very athletic player who covers so much ground' and that has been more than clear to see so far this season.

His performances alongside midfield partner Lassana Mendes have made Bala, who currently sit second in the table, a force to be reckoned with.

Can he now help the Lakesiders on to some form of glory this season?