THE region’s most ambitious recreation league clubs look set to pass Mid Wales League criteria and make the step up to senior level football this summer.
Trewern, Newcastle Emlyn and Brecon Northcote have all applied for promotion to the Mid Wales League for the first time and join Talgarth Town who are bidding to return to senior level football.
The three first time applicants have all confirmed ground works at an advanced stage with each confident of joining Talgarth Town in being accepted.
Trewern chairman Scott Beddoes said: “Our final changes will be made very shortly and well before the end of April, putting us on track to meet the criteria.
“We've been in constant dialogue with Mid Wales League secretary Phil Woosnam who's been a huge help with our application.
“The only negative is that we would have loved to have won the league title in our first ever season but with Bishops Castle winning every single game so far, we have to say fair play to them on a fantastic achievement.
“All in all though, everything is in order and as long as we are accepted after the end of April inspection, we can't wait to be in the fourth tier of Welsh football after just one season as a football club.
“We are also looking forward to the big away days, especially against the clubs who we hope will join us making the step up this summer.”
Brecon Northcote, also a new club having been formed as recently as 2014, also confirmed themselves in a good position to meet the criteria ahead of the deadline.
“We know what work needs to be done and hopefully, with no nonsense, we should be up and ready by the given date which is the end of April,” said a club spokesman. “We have a club meeting next week to organise and plan ready for the new season in the second division of the Mid Wales League.”
Emlyn manager John Jones said: “Everything's in place off the pitch. All we need to do now is keep pace in the league and hope for a top two finish.
“We are currently sitting second with a lot of tough games still to play.”
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