TWO mid Wales football clubs have been kicked out of the Nathaniel League Cup.

Llanidloes Town did not travel to Holywell Town while Penrhyncoch did not make the trip to Goytre United for scheduled first round meetings last month.

Both clubs cited the growing number of coronavirus cases behind their decisions.

Both clubs have accepted the decision.

A Llanidloes Town Football Club spokesman said: “The club have received notice that due to our decision not to travel to Holywell Town in the first round of the Nathaniel Cup we have been removed from the competition.

“No further punishment will be handed to us.

“We accept the decision while also being 100 per cent sure we made the correct call at a time of growing infection rates across the locality.

“We have apologised for the disruption and wish Holywell Town all the best in the next round whenever that is played.”

Meanwhile Penrhyncoch have also been removed from the competition.

A club spokesman said: “The club accept the decision of the Football Association of Wales and also appreciate that no fine will be given, nor will any further action against the club be taken following the decision to postpone the cup tie last month against Goytre United due to safety concerns.

“We would like to wish Goytre United good luck in the next round.”

It is currently unknown if the competition will continue with Wales currently in its third national lockdown in 10 months which has impacted sport to the point all but 12 clubs in Wales have not played a league match since March 2020.