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SMALL DIP IN PREMIER CROWDS
A COMPARISON with the same half-way stage of last season shows that Welsh Premier League attendances have fallen slightly.
Although the average for this campaign to date is well short of last season's overall 300, it falls just five short of the 273 average crowd who had watched games up to 15 December 2003.
The 16 clubs who were in the league last year have actually seen gates increase by 4% with champions Rhyl enjoying the biggest hike of just over 100%, from 299 to 599.
Eight other clubs have seen gates rise, including Caersws (41%) and Porthmadog (21%).
However, Welshpool Town's attendances have dipped alarmingly by 31%, Caernarfon's by 25% and gates at Park Avenue have slipped by 22%.
Newcomers Airbus are averaging 148, with Llanelli at 201.

Club
2003/4 ave
2004/5 ave
Rise/fall
Aberystwyth Town
472
369
21.82
Afan Lido
182
159
12.64
Airbus UK
-
148
-
Bangor City
458
482
5.24
Barry Town
330
-
Caernarfon Town
243
182
25.10
Caersws FC
261
368
41.00
Carmarthen Town
379
388
2.37
Connah's Quay Nomads
235
212
9.79
Cwmbran Town
138
156
13.04
Haverfordwest County
315
366
16.19
Llanelli AFC
-
201
-
NEWI Cefn Druids
212
149
29.72
Newtown AFC
289
229
20.76
Porthmadog FC
181
219
20.99
Port Talbot Town
155
160
3.23
Rhyl FC
299
599
100.33
Total Network Solutions
280
292
4.29
Welshpool Town
211
145
31.28
TOTAL
272
268
1.46
16 December 2020