Division Three title is Trefelin’s to lose after marquee signing of Lee Trundle

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Trefelin’s signing of Swansea City legend Lee Trundle has sent out a clear message to the Welsh Football League.

The Port Talbot side mean business and want to put behind their disappointment of missing out on promotion by achieving it at the second attempt.

Trundle who was playing well for Haverfordwest County, scoring nine times in 11 appearances for the Bluebirds, moved closer to home with Port Talbot side Trefelin BGC.

The 42-year-old is in a win-win situation after joining Ynys Park. He’s at a place where he can enjoy his football and Trefelin can benefit from the stature of the signing.

He’s a winner at this level. In his two years with Llanelli, he won the Division One and Two titles, along with a Welsh Football League Cup.

Trundle could have had a second Welsh League Cup, but was ironically beaten by his current club Trefelin last season, who comfortably beat the then Division One side, who had won the title by some margin.

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Richie Ryan’s side are the second most prolific side in the whole of the Welsh Football League, with only Swansea University scoring more than them.

There’s already quality at Ynys Park. Midfielder Damon Thomas leads the way in the Division Three goalscoring charts with an impressive 21 goals already this campaign.

Players like Jordan Edwards and Matthew Hughes, Tom Blackburn and Travis Monks-Landeg are also in Trefelin’s artillery.

This does come with an added pressure though. Trefelin were already the team to beat in the Division, leading by six points.

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There’s now a target on Trefelin’s back, but given their performances in the Division this season, it’s something that I think they can deal with.

This Saturday, second-placed Trethomas Bluebirds will make the 78.8 miles round trip to Ynys Park, aiming to reduce the gap to three. They do however have to contend with the debut of Lee Trundle. There may even be a bolster crowd at Ynys Park with Swansea City playing away from home, Trundle’s arrival at Trefelin could bring some attention from the outside.

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