Eleven clubs eligible for promotion to Welsh Football League
Eleven clubs from the Gwent County League and the Welsh Football League will be eligible for promotion come the end of the season.
Six teams from the South Wales Alliance League have seen their applications accepted, whilst five teams from the Gwent County League have had successful applications. There were no applications from any of the other feeder leagues.
It means two teams will be relegated from Division Three of the Welsh League and replaced by the teams promoted in the two feeder leagues. Eligible clubs who have had successful applications must finish in a top two place to make promotion, otherwise, teams in the Welsh League will earn a reprieve.
Each club had a deadline of December 31 to signal their intentions and now their applications have been assessed.
The 2019/2020 Welsh League season will be the first season where the current committee will relinquish control to the Football Association of Wales, leaving the Welsh League responsible for just Tier Three and Tier Four next season.
Brecon Corries, Canton Liberal, Cardiff Draconians, Merthyr Saints, Sully Sports and Ynyshir Albions were all successful.
Ynyshir Albions currently lead the division and have played a number of games less than the chasing pack. Cardiff Draconians are two points behind in third but have played three games more than the Buns. Sully Sports are in sixth with seventeen games played. Brecon Corries are just below them with 14 games played with just a point separating them, Merthyr Saints are level on points with Brecon. Liberal have applied despite being placed 11th in the Division.
Caerphilly Athletic, Cefn Cribwr BC and Pencoed Athletic also applied but were unsuccessful.
In the Gwent County League, no teams saw their applications rejected as five teams earned the right for promotion.
Abercarn United, Abertillery Bluebirds, former Welsh Premier League side Cwmbran Town, Lliswerry and Ynysddu Welfare were all successful in their applications.
Successful applicants Abertillery Bluebirds now lead the division on 41 points, with just one defeat in 16 matches. Cwmbran Town are three points behind with two more games played than the league leaders. Lliswerry are five points behind Cwmbran Town.
Abercarnhave played 15 games and trail Abertillery by nine points. Ynysddu Welfare have played the least games of the sides, playing just 12 league games this season. However, they’ve tasted defeat just once in the League, having won Division Two of the Gwent County League last season.
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