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Oswell leaves Robins for Stockport

Striker has agreed terms with Hatters


Newtown have announced that top scorer and player of the season Jason Oswell has left the club after agreeing terms with National League North side Stockport County.

Oswell scooped the WPL golden boot last season, after a 22 goal haul that helped Newtown from the foot of the table, all the way to the play off semi final.

He bagged 18 goals in a successful first season which saw him help the Robins reach the Welsh Cup Final, and win the play off final.

His finest hours came in the famous European win over Valletta, scoring the last minute winner in the home leg, and the opener in the away leg in Malta.

In total, he bagged 51 goals in 91 appearances for the Robins, and was the first player since Danny Barton in the mid 2000´s to score double figures in three consecutive seasons.

Oswell admitted it was a tough decision to make, and boss Chris Hughes thanked the striker for his valuable service in the last three years.

He said: "It is disappointing to lose Jason, he has been a fantastic player for us in recent years, and his goals have been so valuable.

"He will be a big miss for us, has been a fantastic for myself and the club, but expressed desire to return to the English system.

"We wish him all the best in his new venture."

Club secretary Owen Durbridge echoed Hughes´comments, adding: "We wish Jason the very best of luck and are proud of his feats in scooping the Golden Boot and WPL Player of the Year for last season". 

Later this week the club website will speak to Oswell for the final time before he heads for the National League North club.

Hughes has been busy in the weeks since the end of the campaign, attempting to bring in new blood ahead of pre season commencing in late June.