A PACKED house greeted the Spar Mid Wales League annual meeting at Llanidloes’ United Services Club last week.
League chairman Richie Jenkins paid tribute to the club representatives, who had turned out in large numbers as the league reflected on the past season while looking forward to the next.
However the league will run three clubs below their quota next season, after Meifod followed the lead of Tregaron Turfs in resigning from the second division after two seasons.
Hay St Marys were welcomed back after an absence of two years, but there were no applications from the Montgomeryshire League or Aberystwyth League.
“Unfortunately we are in the laps of the Gods when it comes to promotion and relegation and on this occasion the second division will operate with 13 clubs,” said league secretary Phil Woosnam.
“It will still offer clubs enough fixtures with 24 league games alongside the Spar Mid Wales League Cup and E R Jenkins Cup.
“I am confident that the league will be in a position to increase its second division membership next season and would hope clubs from the feeder leagues would look to step up.”
Individual awards were presented to: Spar One manager of the season, Dylan McPhee, Rhayader Town; Spar One player of the season and top goalscorer, Jamie Breese, Llanidloes Town; Spar Two manager of the season, Alan Foligno, Aberaeron; Spar Two player of the season, Jack Harris, Four Crosses; Spar Two top goalscorer, Joey Price, Rhosgoch Rangers.