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THE fate of Welshpool Town’s Welsh Premier status hangs in the balance, after just one season in the top flight.
Finishing next to bottom, ‘Pool should have been relegated automatically with wooden spoonists, Llanelli.
But Neath AFC have had their application for Premier status rejected because their ground does not meet League requirements.
Welshpool are now arguing that the automatic ‘two down’ rule should be changed, otherwise it would leave an unbalanced League of 17 clubs who would also lose one game’s revenue each.
Twelve clubs have supported Town’s call for an Extraordinary General Meeting to be held in Aberystwyth on 7 June.
But the meeting could still be in vain as far as Welshpool are concerned; Neath are currently in ground sharing talks with neighbours Port Talbot Town, which could yet see them elevated to the second automatic promotion slot.
Welshpool managing director Steve Hughes has also outlined plans for a 3,000 seater stadium which it is claimed would meet UEFA’s strict requirements and be capable of hosting youth and Under 21 internationals.
27 May 2021
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