We reach the half way stage of the season with most peoples pre-season favourites in the top four the only exception being last seasons runners up, who to everyone’s surprise have struggled so far to get out of the bottom four.
The season started on seventeen teams after Glantraeth’s late withdrawal. Llangefni Town made a flying start winning their opening five games with Penrhyncoch surprisingly winning their first four. New comers Bethesda Athletic and Llangollen Town made good starts with the third promoted Berriew taking three points from their first four games. Buckley Town under new manager Gareth Thomas did not make the start everybody expected as their new team took time to gat to know each other.
September saw Llangefni drop their first points of the season as they were held at home by Guilsfield. The first management casualty of the season saw Dave Rowe depart Caernarfon Town to be replaced by Derek Roberts and Mel Jones. Campbell Harrison also departed Holyhead Hotspur and was replaced by assistant Mark Williams. Flint Town United recoded the highest away win of the season scoring seven at Guilsfield. Llandudno started an excellent run of six straight wins during the month
October saw Flint Town United went one better than last month as they fired eight at Penrhyncoch without reply and Holyhead Hotspur became the only CAL team left in the Welsh Cup after winning at Llangeinor. The Gresford Athletic, Bethesda Athletic game was the first postponement of the season.
Into November with Llangefni Town having a four point advantage at the top but by the end of the month it was Flint Town who lead they way. Caernarfon parted company with managers Derek Roberts and Mel Jones and appointed Simon Sedgewick. Gresford Athletic also won their first league game of the season at the thirteenth attempt. There were fifteen postponements during the month
December started with four penalties in a game as Penrhyncoch’s Richard Evans netted three of them at Gresford Athletic. Holyhead Hotspur were deducted three points and fined for failing to show up for a game at Llangollen Town. Of eight games scheduled in the Christmas holiday period on four survived the weather.
THE STORY SO FAR
Highest win of the season
Flint Town eight nil at Penrhyncoch
Highest score of the season
Guilsfield 2 Flint Town United 7
Most wins on the run
Llandudno - 7
Most defeats on the run
Gresford Athletic 9
Shaun Beck (Flint Town United) 17
Most goals scored
Flint Town United 52
Least goals conceded
Yet to lost at home
Flint Town United and Llandudno
Yet to lose away
Into 2010 with the race on for the top clubs to finish in the top two and obtain the domestic licence to gain promotion. Only three look to have a chance, Llangefni Town, Llandudno and Buckley Town. Flint have not applied for the licence with Caernarfon being the other club who have. The league will be reduced to sixteen clubs for season 2010/11 with the WPL down to twelve. It will be a mad scramble for points starting in January with numerous clubs set to loose their CAL status come June's AGM