Abertillery Bluebirds earn promotion to the Welsh Football League
Abertillery Bluebirds have this evening been promoted to the Welsh Football League.
The Monmouthshire side return to the Welsh League after a five-year absence after being relegated in the 2013/2014 season.
Owen Goodenough scored the only goal of the evening as the Bluebirds beat second-placed Cwmbran Town to cement their place in a higher division next season.
Messages of congratulations flooded in on social media as Allan Stokes guided the club to promotion.
Congratulations @AberBluebirdsFC— Gwent County Football Association (@GwentCountyFA) April 9, 2019
Well done to @AberBluebirdsFC on their promotion to the Welsh League. Look forward to seeing you next season 💛💚— Ynysygerwn Sports & Social Club Official (@YCCSocialevents) April 9, 2019
Congratulations @AberBluebirdsFC on your promotion. Well Done 👍— Forgeside AFC (@forgesideafc) April 9, 2019
Massive amount of pride for the lads and my mates at @AberBluebirdsFC who gained promotion tonight. A lot of hard work put in from that team! Deserve every success 👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻— Sam Goodenough 👤 (@samdededman) April 9, 2019
Congrats to all @AberBluebirdsFC the title won’t far away, well deserved— Albion Rovers F.C. (@AlbionRovers_FC) April 9, 2019
Yessss @AberBluebirdsFC back into Welsh league!!! Massive congratulations to the lads over the course of what has been a remarkable season now to kick on and win the league 👏👏💙💙💙— Dan Griffin (@danjgriffin10) April 9, 2019
They’ve repeated their heroics from when they promotion in 2008/2009. With two games remaining they are closing in on the Gwent County League Division One title.
Third-placed Ynysddu Welfare are the only team capable of catching Abertillery with five games in hand but will be unable to accept promotion due to not passing the criteria.
Last season they missed out on promotion on the final day of the season as Albion Rovers beat Malpas Civil Service to take the title by a single point.
(Featured Image: John McAllister)