Cefn Albion F.C.

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Cefn Albion
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Full nameCefn Albion Football Club
Founded2013
Ground The Rock
Rhosymedre
Wrexham
Capacity3,500 (500 seated)
League Ardal Leagues North East
2019–20 Welsh National League (Wrexham Area) Premier Division, 2nd

Cefn Albion Football Club is a Welsh football club from the village of Cefn Mawr in Wrexham County Borough. The club was founded in 2013 and plays in the Ardal Leagues North East, in the third tier of the Welsh football league system.

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History

The team took its name from an older club also named Cefn Albion who existed from 1967 to 1992, who in turn took their name from an even older team who had existed as far back as 1902. The 1967-1992 club merged with Druids United to form Cefn Druids in 1992.

The team began playing in the 2014–15 season in the Clwyd East Football League (fifth tier). It won the league, scoring 150 goals in 22 games and losing only once. The team also won three cups that season, and lost a fourth in the final. [1]

The following season, the team achieved second consecutive promotion when won it won the Welsh National League Division One. [2]

In October 2015, Cefn Albion player Nicholas Williams broke the leg of AFC Brynford's Andrew Barlow in a league cup game. The following August, he was found guilty of grievous bodily harm and sentenced to a year in custody when the jury decided unanimously that it was a deliberate act. [3]

On 29 September 2018, Cefn Albion defeated FC Queens Park 3–2 to qualify for the Welsh Cup for the first time. [4] On 19 October, in the first round, they defeated Dolgellau Athletic 7–1, to earn a trip to Bangor City in the next stage. [5] There, they lost 6–1 away. [6]

On 16 March 2019, Cefn Albion beat STM Sports 3–1 to reach the FAW Trophy final for the first time in their history. [7] On 13 April, they won the final 4–0 against Pontardawe Town at Park Avenue, Aberystwyth. [8] The semi-final was marred by crowd trouble and both teams ordered to pay fines to the FAW, though accusations that Cefn Albion fans were racist were not proven. [9]

In 2020, the Welsh National League was dissolved and Cefn Albion were placed in the new Ardal Leagues North East, still in the third tier. [10]

Seasons

SeasonLeagueWelsh CupFAW TrophyOther
TierDivisionPWDLFAPtsPPGPos
2014-15 [11] 5 Clwyd East League 22210115015631North East Wales FA Junior (Horace Wynne) Cup Winners [12]
2015-16 [13] 4 Welsh National League (Wrexham Area) Division One 241914117355811R [14]
2016-173Welsh National League (Wrexham Area) Premier Division261051163673591QR [15] Premier Division League Cup Winners [16]
2017-183Welsh National League (Wrexham Area) Premier Division28163973525141QR4R
2018-193Welsh National League (Wrexham Area) Premier Division28961358693392RWinnersPremier Division League Cup Winners [17]
2019-20 [18] 3Welsh National League (Wrexham Area) Premier Division2014336032452.2522QR [19] 2R [19] Premier Division League Cup Semi-Final

Honours

League

Winner (1): 2016
Winner (1): 2015

Cups

Winner (1): 2019
Winner (2): 2017, 2019
Winner (1): 2015

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