Welsh Football League Cup

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Welsh Football League Challenge Cup
Last champions Penydarren B.G.C.
Most successful club(s) Cardiff City Reserves (7 titles)
Website Official Welsh League website

The Welsh Football League Challenge Cup (known for a time as the Nathaniel Car Sales League Cup for sponsorship reasons, and not to be confused with the national Welsh League Cup) was a knock-out competition for all members of the divisions that make up the Welsh Football League in south Wales.



Winners and runners-up of the Welsh Football League Cup
1925–26 Merthyr Town Swansea Town Swansea [1]
1926–27 Ebbw Vale Aberdare Ebbw Vale
1927–28 Cardiff City reserves Lovells Athletic Swansea
1928–29 Cardiff City reserves Ebbw Vale Ebbw Vale
1929–30 Llanelli Barry Town reserves Llanelli
1930–31 Swansea Town reserves Llanelli Llanelli
1931–32 Llanelli A.F.C. Troedyrhiw Troedyrhiw
1932–33 Swansea Town reserves Newport County Treorchy
1933–34Porth Llanelli Porth
1934–35 Barry Town reservesGelli CollieryTreorchy
1935–36 Cardiff City reserves Aberdare Town Aberaman
1936–37 Newport County MilfordHaverfordwest
1937–38 Cardiff City reservesTredomenNelson
1938–39 Milford United Aberaman Milford
1939–1946The competition was suspended during World War II.
1946–47 Barry Town Milford United Haverfordwest
1947–48 Merthyr Tydfil Newport County Merthyr
1948–49 Merthyr Tydfil Llanelli Swansea
1949–50 Caerau Athletic Milford United Llanelli
1950–51 Merthyr Tydfil reserves Caerau Athletic Merthyr
1951–52 Abergavenny Thursdays Caerau Athletic Merthyr
1952–53 Newport County reserves Treharris Athletic Aberystwyth
1953–54 Pembroke Borough Aberystwyth Town Llanelli
1954–55 Treharris Athletic Milford United Llanelli
1955–56 Ebbw Vale Newport County reservesAbergavenny
1956–57 Ebbw Vale Milford United Llanelli
1957–58 Newport County reserves Milford United Llanelli
1958–59 Pembroke Borough Caerau Athletic Port Talbot
1959–60 Cardiff City reserves Llanelli Swansea
1960–61 Haverfordwest Llanelli Llanelli
1961–62 Merthyr Tydfil reserves Pembroke Borough Haverfordwest
1962–63 Brecon Corinthians Abergavenny Thursdays Abergavenny
1963–1972Competition did not take place.
1972–73 Cardiff City reserves Newport County reservesCardiff
1973–74 Cardiff City reserves Ton Pentre Caerau
1974–75 Llanelli Haverfordwest Caerau
1975–76 Cardiff Corinthians Cardiff City reservesCardiff
1976–77 Newport County reserves Cardiff City reservesNewport
1977–78 Newport County reserves Pontllanfraith Ton Pentre
1978–79 Barry Town Pontllanfraith Ton Pentre
1979–80 Pontllanfraith Newport County reservesTon Pentre
1980–81 Merthyr Tydfil reservesSullyTon Pentre
1981–82 Brecon Corinthians Trelewis Merthyr
1982–83 Barry Town Merthyr Tydfil reservesBridgend
1983–84 Lake United Ammanford Town Ton Pentre
1984–85 Pontllanfraith Haverfordwest Caerau
1985–86 Pembroke Borough Cwmbrân Town Merthyr
1986–87 Barry Town AFC Cardiff Maesteg
1987–88 Bridgend Town Barry Town Ton Pentre
1988–89 Haverfordwest County Barry Town Ebbw Vale
1989–90 Blaenrhondda Llanelli Ton Pentre
1990–91 Cwmbrân Town Pembroke Borough Llanelli
1991–92 Brecon Corinthians Pembroke Borough Llanelli
1992–93 Pembroke Borough Penrhiwceiber Bridgend
1993–94 Barry Town Treowen Stars Bridgend
1994–95 Grange Harlequins Briton Ferry Bridgend
1995–96 Carmarthen Town Maesteg Park Bridgend
1996–97 UWIC Haverfordwest County Afan Lido
1997–98 Treowen Stars BP (Llandarcy) Bridgend
1998–99 Ton Pentre Bridgend Town Afan Lido
1999–2000 Port Talbot Town Cardiff Civil Service Bridgend
2000–01 Ton Pentre Fields Park/Pontllanfraith Neath
2001–02 Llanwern Gwynfi United Neath
2002–03 Neath Bettws Ton Pentre
2003–04 Briton Ferry Llanelli Ton Pentre
2004–05 Goytre United Pontardawe Town Ton Pentre
2005–06 Penrhiwceiber Pontardawe Town Afan Lido
2006–07 Afan Lido Goytre United Port Talbot
2007–08 Goytre United Bryntirion Athletic Afan Lido
2008–09 Afan Lido Penrhiwceiber Maesteg
2009–10 Croesyceiliog Goytre United Bridgend
2010–11 Goytre Aberbargoed Buds Bryntirion
2011–12 Taff's Well Cambrian & Clydach Vale BGC Ton Pentre
2012–13 Taff's Well Bryntirion Athletic Ton Pentre
2013–14 AFC Porth Pontardawe Town Port Talbot [2]
2014–15 Taff's Well Caerau (Ely) Barry [3]
2015–16 Taff's Well Briton Ferry Llansawel Afan Lido [4]
2016–17 Llanelli Town Bridgend Street Briton Ferry [5]
2017–18 Trefelin BGC Llanelli Town Garden Village, Swansea [6]
2018–19 Penydarren BGC Ynysygerwn Port Talbot Town

Titles per club

7 Cardiff City Reserves
5 Merthyr Tydfil Reserves, Newport County Reserves
4 Pembroke Borough, Taff's Well, Llanelli (Llanelly)
3 Barry Town Reserves, Barry Town, Brecon Corinthians, Ebbw Vale
2 Afan Lido, Goytre United, Haverfordwest County, Pontllanfraith, Swansea Town Reserves, Ton Pentre, AFC Porth
1 Abergavenny Thursdays, Blaenrhondda, Bridgend Town, Briton Ferry, Caerau Athletic, Cardiff Corinthians, Carmarthen Town, Croesyceiliog, Cwmbran Town, Grange Harlequins, Inter CableTel, Lake United, Llanwern, Merthyr Town Reserves, Milford, Neath, Penrhiwceiber Rangers, Port Talbot Athletic, Trefelin BGC, Treharris Athletic, Treowen Stars, Penydarren BGC

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