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RELEGATED Barry Town will consider legal action to deny Airbus UK promotion to the Wesh Premier.
The Welsh Premier board gave Airbus the green light to ground-share at Conwy United and threw out Barry's appeal at a meeting in Newtown on Friday.
The seven-times champions had argued that facilities at the Morfa Conwy ground should have met league ground criteria by a 14 February deadline, but the league have allowed the Broughton-based Cymru Alliance champions an extension until May to make improvements.
Welsh Premier secretary John Deakin confirmed that the Jenner Park club have 10 days to appeal the decision to the FAW once they receive written notification of the league's ruling.
"The deadline for clubs wanting to ground-share was 1 March and Airbus's application was received by the FAW on 28 February.
"An inspection team visited Conwy in March and found no major problems," he said.
Barrister Barry owner is now considering his next move, plus the prospect of losing the club's Jenner Park home.
Landlords Vale of Glamorgan Council have said that, if Barry were relegated, they would let the stadium to neighbours and Welsh Leaguers Dinas Powys.
Lovering is pressing the local authority to at least discuss a request for the Dragons to stay at the ground where they have won seven Welsh Premier championships.
18 April 2021
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