Pontypridd Town to move to Leckwith after successful Tier Two Licence appeal

Pontypridd Town will be allowed to play in Division One of the Welsh Football League next season after seeing their appeal accepted.

The Dragons initially failed their application, but after the Independent Appeals Body met today, they deemed their application successful.

Pontypridd will now play their home fixtures at Leckwith Stadium, 12 miles away from the town. It is their second ground move in the space of two seasons, after moving from Ynysangharad Park to the USW Sport Park.

The Dragons have two games remaining in their season, with fourth placed Ammanford to play fistly away, before finishing their season at the USW Sport Park next Wednesday

Promotion hopefuls Ammanford and STM Sports have also got ground moves lined up should they achieve promotion. Ammanford will play their home games at Briton Ferry Llansawel and STM Sports have been certified to play their home matches at Taffs Well FC.

“Pontypridd Town FC were initially refused Tier 2 Certification by the Independent Tier 2 First Instance Body on 3rd May 2018 and submitted their appeal in accordance with the FAW Tier 2 Ground Criteria Regulations.” said a statement on FAW.Cymru

The Independent Appeals Body considered all of the evidence presented within the Pontypridd Town FC appeal and have now awarded the Club, Tier 2 certification for the 2018 / 19 season. FAW Tier 2 Certification is mandatory to participate in Tier 2 of the FAW Pyramid for the 2018 / 19 season.”

Monmouth Town, who finished outside the relegation spots in Division One, didn’t appeal against the decision and are now likely to be relegated from Division One alongside Caerau Ely after being denied the licence. Bottom side Ton Pentre now look likely to be given a reprieve.

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