Pembrokeshire League

Last updated
Pembrokeshire League
CountryFlag of Wales (1959-present).svg  Wales
Divisions5
Number of teams59
Level on pyramid 5–9
Promotion to West Wales Premier League
Current champions Hakin United
(2019-20)
Most championships Hakin United (19 titles since 1945)
Website League website

The Pembrokeshire League (currently the Manderwood Pembrokeshire League) is a football league in Pembrokeshire, West Wales, running from levels five to nine of the Welsh football league system.

Contents

Teams promoted from Division One may enter the West Wales Premier League if standards and facilities fall into line with the regulations of the Welsh Football League.

The Pembrokeshire League also enters teams into the West Wales Intermediate Cup, to play against clubs from the Carmarthenshire League, Neath & District League and Swansea Senior League. With Merlins Bridge beating fellow Pembrokeshire league side Carew in the 2019 final, this meant 4 of the last 7 winners had been Pembrokeshire League teams.

History

Newspaper articles from the early 1900s show the league existed in the pre-World War One period. The league was reformed for the 1945–46 season, and has played continuously since.

Clubs who have played in the Welsh Football League

The following teams from the league have played in the Welsh Football League across the following years:

Member clubs for 2021–22 season

As per promotion and relegation for the 2020–21 season. [1]

Division One

Division Two

Division Three

Division Four

  • Camrose II
  • Carew III
  • Haverfordwest Cricket Club II
  • Hundleton II
  • Letterston
  • Milford United II
  • Narberth II
  • Neyland II
  • Pennar Robins III
  • St Florence
  • St Ishmaels II
  • Solva II

Division Five

  • Angle
  • Herbrandston II
  • Johnston II
  • Kilgetty II
  • Lawrenny II
  • Letterston II
  • Milford Athletic II
  • Newport Tigers
  • Pembroke Borough II
  • Prendegast Villa
  • Tenby II

Champions: Top division

1900s

  • 1903–04: Pembroke Dock [2]
  • 1904–05: Milford Haven [3]
  • 1905–06: 2nd Wiltshire Regiment [4]
  • 1906–07: 2nd Wiltshire Regiment [5]
  • 1907–08: Milford United [6]
  • 1908–09: Tenby?
  • 1909–10: Milton Priory Mission [7]
  • 1910–11:
  • 1911–12:
  • 1912–13:
  • 1913–14: Milford Town [8]

A full list of the league's top flight champions since 1945–46 is as follows: [9]

1940s

1950s

1960s

1970s

1980s

1990s

2000s

2010s

2020s

  • 2020–21: Season void
  • 2021–22:

Number of titles by winning clubs (since 1945)

Pembrokeshire Senior Cup

The league's main cup competition, the Pembrokeshire Senior Cup has been in operation since 1946-47.

See also

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References

  1. Watson, Fraser. "Promotion and relegation in 2019/20 Pembrokeshire League". Western Telegraph. Retrieved 17 June 2020.
  2. "Local football notes". The Pembroke County Guardian and Cardigan Reporter. 1 December 1904.
  3. "Milford Haven". Evening Express. 6 May 1905.
  4. "End of season soccer". The Pembroke County Guardian and Cardigan Reporter. 27 April 1906.
  5. "Wiltshires win The Pembrokeshire League". The Pembroke County Guardian and Cardigan Reporter. 8 March 1907.
  6. "The Football Season". Haverfordwest and Milford Haven Telegraph and General Weekly Reporter for the Counties of Pembroke Cardigan Carmarthen Glamorgan and the Rest of South Wales. 9 September 1908.
  7. "Pembrokeshire League Championship - Exciting match at Pembroke Dock". The Pembroke County Guardian and Cardigan Reporter. 23 September 1910.
  8. "Local Football - Robins Once Again Champions". Haverfordwest and Milford Haven Telegraph and General Weekly Reporter for the Counties of Pembroke Cardigan Carmarthen Glamorgan and the Rest of South Wales. 1 April 1914.
  9. http://www.pembrokeshireleague.co.uk/LeagueDocuments/download/12256
  10. https://www.westerntelegraph.co.uk/sport/15227048.hakin-united-win-the-pembrokeshire-football-league-division-one-title-for-the-17th-time-after-beating-carew-at-the-obs/
  11. Pritchard, Tom. "Monkton Swifts beat Merlins Bridge to lift Pembrokeshire League Division One title". Y Clwb Pel Droed. Retrieved 24 April 2019.
  12. "St Ishmaels, Monkton 2nds, Broad Haven 2nds and Carew 3rds win titles". Western Telegraph. Retrieved 10 June 2020.