Barry Town and Llanelli rejected by Welsh League

Former European Cup entrants Barry Town and Welsh Premier League side AFC Llanelli have been refused entry into the Welsh Football League following both clubs' off-field problems last season.

Barry Town were withdrawn from the Welsh League last season by owner Stuart Lovering but had been reformed by a group of supporters under the name of Barry Town United AFC with the hope of continuing nest season in the Welsh pyramid.

Llanelli AFC were forced out of business earlier this season after the High Court ordered them to be wound-up with tax debts of around £21,000 owed to Her Majesty's Revenue and Customs.

A meeting of the Football Association of Wales Council considered both applications for the newly formed versions of both clubs to be re-entered in the Welsh Football League but they have rejected the idea, recommending that both apply for member of their local association.

In practice that means both clubs will have to start at the very bottom of Welsh football if they wish to cary on.

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Barry and Llanelli's League rejection

Former European Cup entrants Barry Town and Welsh Premier League side AFC Llanelli have been refused entry into the Welsh Football League following both clubs' off-field problems last season.