Kris Hanbury
Kris Hanbury is the fourth player to leave Cwmbran this week.
CASH-STRAPPED Cwmbran Town will make the long trip north on Saturday minus a fourth senior player who has left the club following the revelation of a financial crisis.
Midfielder-striker Kristian Hanbury has told the Gwent outfit that he’s taking time out from football, joining top-scorer Jody Jenkins, defender Terry Green and winger Dale Raven out of the Cwmbran Stadium exit door.
"Kristian said he's going to stop playing and all we can do is to thank him for his efforts and wish him all the best for the future," said Cwmbran manager Sean Wharton.
Signed from Caerleon at the end of the 2003/4 campaign, 27-year-old Hanbury scored 15 goals in 46 full and 26 substitute Welsh Premier appearances for the Crows.
With central defender Nicky Ward and left back Gareth Wysome unavailable, the Crows will depart from their Old Cwmbran clubhouse early on Saturday morning minus six players from the starting line-up of the side which defeated Aberystwyth Town 2-0 last Friday.
Wharton has signed local teenagers Lee Morgan, a striker who has been training with Newport County and who has also been on the books of Taunton Town, and Ben Evans, a left-sided midfielder who is a product of the club's youth academy and who has been playing for Welsh League Division Two side Cwmbran Celtic.
Meanwhile former Cwmbran striker Steve Loverso, who left the club two weeks ago, has returned to his native America .
Loverso, a 6ft 4ins 23-year-old who underwent a trial with Scottish League outfit Falkirk earlier this season, netted three goals in 13 WPL appearances for the Crows after joining from Welsh League club Taffs Well.
8 December 2006