MORE than 50 clubs from across Wales had their applications for tier two status considered by the Football Association of Wales (FAW) last week.

Current second tier clubs and aspiring members submitted applications with each club assessed against a number of infrastructure criteria including covered seating, pitch dimensions, dressing room and sanitary facilities.

Guilsfield, Penrhyncoch and Caersws were among the successful clubs, joining Airbus UK Broughton, Denbigh Town, Flint Town United, Gresford Athletic, Holyhead Hotspur, Holywell Town, Porthmadog, Rhyl, Ruthin Town, Prestatyn Town and Bangor City.

Queens Park and Llandudno Junction failed to meet criteria and will be demoted.

Meanwhile Spar Mid Wales League One champions Llanrhaeadr will be joined by North Wales Alliance champions Conwy Borough and either Brickfield Rangers or Buckley Town of the Wrexham Area League after each successfully met criteria.

Llanfair United and Llanidloes Town also met criteria but Berriew, Carno, Knighton Town, Llandrindod Wells and Welshpool Town all failed to meet standards.

Caersws manager Graham Evans said: “With each feeder league providing a club and two North Wales sides coming down from the Welsh Premier we must start looking to the future.

“If that is in the Mid Wales League next season we must build a squad capable of bouncing back at the first time of asking.”

Penrhyn spokesman Kevin Jenkins said: “It’s absolutely brilliant news.

“A huge credit to the manager, coaches and players for doing the job on the field to survive. It’s a brilliant achievement.”