COLIN Reynolds has been voted Newtown Football Club’s greatest ever player.

The defender proved a popular vote on the County Times Sport online poll, claiming more than half the votes with 53 per cent.

Current club captain Craig Williams came in second with 35 per cent with Welsh Amateur Cup winner Brian Jones third with nine per cent and Charlie Parry, a star of the late 19th century, fourth with three per cent.

More than 200 voters took part in the County Times Sport poll.

Reynolds remains the Welsh Premier’s most represented player having made more than 500 top flight appearances.

The defender began his career at Latham Park in 1992 under the management of Brian Coyne and scored 51 goals in 312 appearances during a golden decade.

During this time Reynolds became the first Newtown player to lead out a side in European competition in 1996 in the UEFA Cup tie against Latvian side Skonto Riga.

Two years later Reynolds repeated the feat, this time against Polish giants Wisla Krakow.

Aged 40 the defender then made the switch to local rivals Caersws and became a mainstay during six years at the Recreation Ground while also representing the villagers in the Intertoto Cup against Marek Dupnitsa of Bulgaria in 2002.

Reynolds made history as the first player to make 500 top flight appearances during his season at Aberystwyth in 2008.

Reynolds made the switch to Llanidloes Town in 2009 and continued to turn out in the MMP-NL Mid Wales League for several seasons.