32 year-old firefighter keeps flame alive scoring twice in debut season

Updated: October 6, 2012

Welsh fireman Rhys Griffiths has taken a sabbatical from his firefighting job to take up a contract with English League Two outfit Plymouth Argyle.

The 32 year-old striker scored his second goal in second appearance for the Pilgrims on Saturday, though Argyle went on to lose 1-2 at home to AFC Wimbledon.

Speaking about the striker, Argyle manager (and former Welsh international) Carl Fletcher stated:

“He was working as a firefighter in Cardiff and playing for Port Albot but we gave him a trial in pre-season and he impressed us.  He even scored against Truro City in a 1-0 win just before the start of the season.

“He’s a physical presence, an old-fashioned target man and there are not many of them about these days.

“His goals record speaks for itself, I think it’s 180 in 181 games [it is] at Welsh Premier League level – and that’s a lot of goals.”

Griffiths made his debut for Argyle on 1st September against Northampton Town and scored a goal before coming off injured having made his professional debut aged 32 years and 6 months. He has now scored two goals in two appearances for the Pilgrims.

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