Plas Madoc secure promotion to Welsh National League Premier Division – in February

A non-league Wrexham club has secured promotion to the third tier of Welsh football just 196 days after their season started.

After going unbeaten all season with 15 wins and one draw, a point against second placed Castell Alun was all they needed to claim the Division One title.

A Nicky Williams brace sealed a 2-0 win and their second consecutive promotion after being crowned North East Wales League champions in their inaugural club campaign.

But their season is far from over, as they’re targeting a double with a Division One League Cup final to contest in April.

And the side was never doubted by Plas Madoc manager, Ryan Roberts, who says he was always confident of earning promotion.

He said: “To be honest I have never really doubted it. Everyone in this club in my opinion are fantastic, a lot of hard work has gone into the last two seasons.”

On earning back to back titles in their first two seasons as a competitive club, Roberts said the secret to their success is the skill within his squad and staff.

“We have a very talented squad, the football they play talks for itself really. From my management team and coaches, to the backroom staff, they are out of this world. We have made our own football family, that is how we make our club work.”

And on facing some of North Wales’ best amateur sides in the premier division next season, Roberts is relishing the challenge.

“Yes, we will not shy away from the task in hand. We know this will be a huge challenge for us, but I’ve always had full confidence in my team!

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“We have proved our worth this season, especially in getting to the quarter finals of the Welsh Trophy. We will carry on playing the football we have been playing.”

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