Breaking: Cymru Leagues verdict – Airbus, Carmarthen DOWN; Flint, H’west UP

The FAW have announced the shock decision that Airbus UK Broughton and Carmarthen Town have both been relegated from the Cymru Premier following a meeting today between the FAW Board of Directors.

The meeting also ratified the expected promotion of Flint Town United and Haverfordwest County from the Cymru North and South respectively.

Prior to today’s meeting, it is thought that clubs had submitted their preference of maintaining the bottom two clubs in addition to promoting two teams to create a temporary 14-club Cymru Premier over the next two seasons.

The final outcome is believed to have stunned officials at both Carmarthen Town and Airbus UK, who had hoped to have been spared demotion.

The two clubs finished bottom of the Cymru Premier after the points-per-game method was applied to determine final league places. Both teams had six matches remaining before the season abruptly being cut short due to the coronavirus outbreak.

It remains to be seen if the two relegated clubs intend to take further action on the decision.

Tier 2 relegations saw Llanfair United, Corwen and Porthmadog all demoted to Tier 3 from the Cymru North. They will be replaced by Llanidloes Town, Holywell Town and Holyhead Hotspur.

In the Cymru South, SM Sports, who failed to obtain a Tier 2 certificate, saw their relegation confirmed along with Cwmamman United and Caerau Ely.

Trefelin BGC, Risca United and Port Talbot Town are officially promoted into the Cymru South next season.

Further announcements on the reorganisation of the new Tier 3 will take place on July 10th.

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