Llanelli Town relegated from Welsh Premier League
Llanelli Town have been relegated from the Welsh Premier League after their defeat to Aberystwyth Town.
The Reds have decided to not appeal against the decision not to award them the Tier One Licence and have now been relegated on their league position now also. They suffered a 3-2 defeat to Aberystwyth Town at Park Avenue on Friday evening.
It brings to an end their Welsh Premier League status after just one season in the league.
They convincingly won the Division One title last year but had lost a number of key players.
In a statement published on LlanelliTownAFC.co.uk, General Manager Wayne Stephens said: “We at the club knew that we would have failed to obtain the Tier One licence this year at the first attempt and that it would always be the case to assess the situation after today’s announcement, with the slim possibility of other clubs failing the process, allowing us to standby to appeal the outcome.
“With the club relegated and heading back to Tier Two of Welsh football, we have no intention of appealing the decision and now the preparation starts to gain promotion back into the WPL next season.
“A sad day for all associated with the club but we did it last year when people doubted us and we will do the same next year coming back stronger on and off the field.
They could be replaced by Division One leaders Penybont. Former Reds striker Rhys Griffiths manages the Bridgend club.
Llanelli will now begin life in the new FAW Championship next season, as the Football Association of Wales take control of the second tiers of Welsh football.
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