Llanfyllin mull demotion


Gavin Grosvenor

LLANFYLLIN Town could resign from the Spar Mid Wales League at the end of the season.

The second division club insist no final decision has been made, but have informed both the Mid Wales League and Montgomeryshire League that they are weighing up their options.

While local rivals Llanrhaeadr have climbed the pyramid as high as the Huws Gray Alliance and near neighbours Llansantffraid Village are thriving in Spar Mid Wales League One, the Cae Llwyn club have struggled.

Club secretary Rhys Francis concedes the club are struggling but whether they would ride out the storm in the Mid Wales League or return to the recreation league they quit in 2010 is still up for debate.

“Travelling has become a major issue,” said Francis. “We know that the Mid Wales League is a good standard but some weekends the players face a two hour trip for a match.

“This is asking a lot of players, some of whom work on Saturday mornings, and it has meant that we often travel with the bare 11. It is a problem but we will not take the decision of dropping out lightly, as we are proud to be in the Mid Wales League.”

Meifod are the only other club from Montgomeryshire to drop out of the Mid Wales League in recent years, with the villagers making the decision to resign last summer for a return to the Montgomeryshire League.

Francis said: “Should we drop down then we would look to make the most of the decision by trying to get more young players involved with the club. It is better to blood young lads in the recreation league than in the Mid Wales League.

“If that were the case then I am confident we would soon be in a better position to compete in the Mid Wales League when we eventually did come back and use any success in the recreation league as a springboard.”

Meanwhile Aberdyfi have announced their decision to drop back to recreation league football next season.

The Penrhos club were founder members of Spar Mid Wales League Two but ended the season bottom of the table and have advised the league of their intention to return to the Aberystwyth League.

They will be replaced by promotion applicants and Emrys Morgan Cup winners, Borth United.

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