The reaction to Rhyl’s relegation from the WPL
With Rhyl’s fate now sealed after their 4-0 defeat to Aberystwyth yesterday, there has been reaction from all around the league.
With there now being two Northerm sides relegated from the league and Prestatyn already promoted, the league will now await the fate of Barry Town.
Some have spoken of the implications that it now has on the Welsh football pyramid as it could now mean that four teams go down in the Huws Gray Alliance as well as just two sides coming down from the Welsh Football League Division One.
— Andrew Howard (@theandrewhoward) April 14, 2017
Head of Competitions at the FAW, Andrew Howard made aware that Ton Pentre could be in an unfortunate scenario of perhaps having to lose to Barry to ensure their safety in the league as if Barry weren’t to go up, three teams would be relegated in Division One rather than two, so for them they may be hoping for a Barry promotion.
The opposition captain, Luke Sherbon of Aberystwyth Town suggested a recon-structure of the league from its current 12 team setup.
— Luke sherbon (@LSherbon) April 15, 2017
Journalist Dean Jones also made aware of how exciting the Huws Gray Alliance could shape up to be next season with so many quality teams in the division.
— Dean Jones (@DeanJones_) April 14, 2017
Perhaps the most important reaction is of the manager Niall McGuinness who oversaw the clubs relegation.
Thanks for everyone who has support us this season @rhylfc sorry we didn’t quite deliver our objective. Plans ready in place for next season
— Niall McGuinness (@MIGGO14) April 15, 2017
The young manager offered his apologies for his sides relegation and thanked the fans for their commitment over the season but is optimistic for the future with his youthful side, 15 of which were making their debut season in the Welsh Premier League season.
Rhyl fan Kieron agreed with the manager of the Lilywhites, proud of the clubs effort this season, defending his manager.
Kept the club fighting until the penultimate weekend with a very inexperienced squad. Lost 3 key players and he’s a young manager. https://t.co/iQawntFQyb
— Kieron (@DaleyBlindFC) April 15, 2017