Date: Thu 01 Aug 2013

Former club drop down to bottom of the Pyramid

Action from Llangefni v Bangor City in the WPL in 2007/08 season

Action from Llangefni v Bangor City in the WPL in 2007/08 season

Former Welsh Premier League club Llangefni Town have withdrawn from the Welsh Alliance League to play at the foot of the pyramid.

Town were the last representatives of Ynys Mon in the Welsh Premier League when they played just one season during the 2007/08 campaign.

They have now resigned from the Welsh Alliance Division One, following the departure of management team Darren Cartwright, Dyfed Thomas, Peter Twigg and Ricky Evans, with a host of players following the quartet out of Lon Talwrn.

The club Board has taken the decision to resign from the directly-affiliated league with concerns that the team would not be strong enough to compete in the Alliance.

Last season, the club had a reserve team in the Anglesey League which is Level 6, and they will maintain just that team for the forthcoming season.

Secretary, Karen Parry Rowlands told the North Wales Chronicle, "It’s a shame but it’s one of those things. No-one on the board is disappointed, we would rather have taken this decision now than a few games into the season.

The boys are feeling confident and comfortable, and the support they’ve received over pre-season has been fantastic


“The support has been low over the last few years, and that’s what gives the boys the heart to carry on.”

With a healthy junior football setup producing talented players for the Anglesey League side this season, the board are hopeful of seeing the club back to the level it once was.

Mrs Rowlands added: “We’ll see how we get on this season. The boys are feeling confident and comfortable, and the support they’ve received over pre-season has been fantastic.

“We just hope that this is the start of the club again.”