THE Reserves have suffered a major blow to their hopes of being crowned champions of the Lock Stock Welsh Alliance Reserves Division after Llandyrnog United withdrew from the league this week.
With nine games still to play due to the wet winter, Llandyrnog say they are not now able to complete their programme due to shortage of players.
Their league record has been expunged and that means Colwyn Bay lose SIX points from two wins while title rivals Denbigh lose only two after only drawing their games against Llandyrnog – and the Seagulls no longer have matters in their own hand.
With Denbigh beating Llanberis 4-0 today (April 30) it means, having previously been 12 points behind the Seagulls, the defecit is now only five points with two games in hand.
Denbigh have five games to play and if they win all five they will total 61 points, while Colwyn Bay can now only reach 60 points if they win their three remaining games.
Manager Chris Thompson commented: “Obviously I am not happy and the players are not happy. I have told the league that and have lodged an appeal.
“I really feel for the players because they have worked hard this season and had put us in a very strong position. If we don’t win our three remaining games and Denbigh win all theirs then they deserve to be champions, but if we win our final three games and lose the title purely because a team we beat and Denbigh only drew against has dropped out of the league in the final weeks of the season, then I don’t see how that is fair.”