The Cymru Alliance has received a raft of applications for promotion ahead of the 31st December, as clubs battle it out to play in the second tier.
In total, seventeen clubs have applied for promotion to North Wales’ top Division with a majority of the applicants coming from the Mid Wales area.
It is unsure how many clubs will be allowed promotion, due to the uncertainty of who will be relegated from the Welsh Premier League. Currently, Carmarthen Town would be likely to be relegated to the Welsh Football League, whilst Cymru Alliance winners Prestatyn Town would return to the Alliance.
The division has also been operating with fifteen teams, following the late withdrawal of Mid Wales side Rhayader Town, who was demoted, three divisions.
This could also be the last season that the Cymru Alliance run their own league, with plans announced by the FAW back in 2017, that they would take control of both the North and South top divisions, in making a ‘WPL Championship.’
Out of the applicants, Brickfield Rangers, Conwy Borough and Welshpool Town all currently top their respective divisions.
In the Welsh National League, Brickfield has a one-point gap over nearest place Chirk AAA who have also applied for promotion.
Welshpool Town currently lead the Mid Wales League, with a six-point gap over nearest placed Llanrhaeadr, although Llanrhaeadr has four games in hand and have also applied for promotion. Llanrhaeadr is in the last sixteen of the Welsh Cup too, having beaten Welsh Premier League side Cefn Druids at home.
Welsh Alliance League leaders Conwy Borough are leading the division and are hopeful of an immediate return to the Cymru Alliance, after being relegated from the division last season.
Manager Gareth Thomas has helped his Boro side to a four-point gap over Llangefni Town who have also applied. Llanrug is the other applicants but trail Conwy by nine points, with a game more to play.
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