1998–99 League of Wales

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League of Wales
Season 1998–99
Champions Barry Town (4th title)
Relegated Holywell Town
Champions League Barry Town
(First qualifying round)
UEFA Cup Inter Cardiff
Cwmbrân Town
(Qualifying round)
Intertoto Cup Aberystwyth Town
(First round)
Matches played 272
Goals scored 834 (3.07 per match)
Top goalscorer Eifion Williams (28)
Biggest home win Barry Town 7–1 Rhayader Town
(3 October 1998)
Biggest away win Rhyl 0–6 Barry Town
(14 October 1998)

The 1998–99 League of Wales was the seventh season of the League of Wales, the top division of Welsh football. It began on 22 August 1998 and ended on 1 May 1999.[1] The league was won for a record fourth consecutive season by Barry Town.

Just 17 clubs competed in the league this season, as the 18th club Ebbw Vale (who had finished third the previous season) were expelled from the league before the season began due to financial difficulties, and promptly went out of business.[2][3]

Teams[edit]

Team Home city Home ground
Aberystwyth Town Aberystwyth Park Avenue
Afan Lido Port Talbot Lido Ground
Bangor City Bangor Farrar Road Stadium
Barry Town Barry Jenner Park
Caernarfon Town Caernarfon The Oval
Caersws Caersws Recreation Ground
Carmarthen Town Carmarthen Richmond Park
Conwy United Conwy Y Morfa
Cwmbrân Town Cwmbrân Cwmbrân Stadium
Gap Connah's Quay Connah's Quay Deeside Stadium
Haverfordwest County Haverfordwest Bridge Meadow Stadium
Holywell Town Holywell Halkyn Road
Inter Cardiff Cardiff Cyncoed Campus
Newtown Newtown Latham Park
Rhayader Town Rhayader The Weirglodd
Rhyl Rhyl Belle Vue
Total Network Solutions Oswestry Park Hall

Managerial changes[edit]

Team
Outgoing manager
Manner of departure
Date of vacancy
Replaced by
Date of appointment
Table
Carmarthen Town John Mahoney Resigned 30 November 1998[4] Tomi Morgan 12 December 1998[5] 9th

Season overview[edit]

Standings[edit]

Pos
Team
Pld
W
D
L
GF
GA
GD
Pts
Qualification or relegation
1 Barry Town (C) 32 23 7 2 82 23 +59 76 1999–2000 UEFA Champions League First Qualifying Round
2 Inter Cardiff 32 19 6 7 61 26 +35 63 1999–2000 UEFA Cup Qualifying Round
3 Cwmbran Town 32 17 6 9 73 44 +29 57
4 Aberystwyth Town 32 16 9 7 59 47 +12 57 1999 UEFA Intertoto Cup First Round
5 Caernarfon Town 32 13 11 8 45 46 −1 50
6 Newtown 32 13 10 9 45 35 +10 49
7 Conwy United 32 14 7 11 54 49 +5 49
8 The New Saints 32 12 11 9 55 42 +13 47
9 Carmarthen Town 32 13 8 11 46 46 0 47
10 Caersws 32 12 8 12 49 55 −6 44
11 Bangor City 32 11 6 15 44 49 −5 39
12 Connah's Quay Nomads 32 10 8 14 43 46 −3 38
13 Haverfordwest County 32 9 7 16 43 60 −17 34
14 Afan Lido 32 7 10 15 28 46 −18 31
15 Rhayader Town 32 5 11 16 29 54 −25 26
16 Rhyl 32 7 2 23 40 80 −40 23
17 Holywell Town (R) 32 3 9 20 38 86 −48 18 Relegation to Cymru Alliance Welsh Football League Division One

Source: [1][6]

Results[edit]

Home \ Away[1] ABE AFA BAN BAR CAN CAE CAR CON CMT GCQ HAV HOL INC NEW RHA RHL TNS
Aberystwyth Town 2–1 3–0 1–1 1–1 0–5 3–2 3–0 1–3 2–1 2–1 0–0 1–1 5–0 2–1 2–1 0–1
Afan Lido 2–2 0–2 0–0 1–3 0–1 1–1 0–1 0–4 1–3 0–2 2–0 0–2 0–2 2–0 2–1 3–3
Bangor City 1–2 0–1 0–3 1–1 0–1 4–0 1–3 2–2 0–2 3–0 5–2 1–0 2–3 0–1 4–1 2–1
Barry Town 5–1 0–2 4–2 3–0 5–2 6–2 1–1 2–1 1–0 2–0 4–0 1–1 1–0 7–1 2–0 2–0
Caernarfon Town 2–0 2–0 1–0 0–4 2–2 3–2 1–1 2–4 1–1 2–0 2–2 1–1 3–1 2–0 3–0 2–1
Caersws 2–3 2–1 2–4 3–2 1–2 0–3 1–3 2–0 4–4 3–2 0–2 1–1 0–0 3–1 3–1 2–0
Carmarthen Town 2–5 1–1 1–2 2–1 0–0 0–1 2–1 1–1 6–2 3–1 3–0 0–1 1–0 1–1 1–2 1–0
Conwy United 1–1 2–0 3–1 1–3 1–1 2–1 1–2 2–4 1–3 0–2 2–1 3–0 1–0 1–1 2–1 3–3
Cwmbran Town 0–1 1–4 2–4 0–4 6–0 2–1 2–0 3–0 2–1 4–0 4–0 0–0 3–0 3–6 6–1 0–4
Gap Connah's Quay 0–0 0–0 1–1 0–3 2–2 0–0 0–2 1–2 1–0 3–1 4–2 1–2 3–2 4–1 6–2 2–3
Haverfordwest County 2–6 1–1 0–0 0–0 0–2 1–1 1–2 1–3 2–1 1–0 7–2 0–1 2–0 1–0 5–2 1–3
Holywell Town 3–6 0–0 1–1 2–3 1–2 0–0 1–1 4–3 0–4 0–0 4–0 1–2 0–3 2–2 0–3 3–3
Inter Cardiff 6–1 0–1 3–0 1–2 3–0 6–0 1–2 3–0 0–1 1–1 1–0 5–1 0–2 1–0 3–2 1–1
Newtown 1–1 4–0 3–1 0–0 1–1 4–0 0–0 2–1 0–0 1–0 1–1 4–0 1–3 1–0 2–1 0–0
Rhayader Town 0–2 1–1 0–0 0–0 2–0 1–3 1–0 2–2 1–1 2–0 2–2 1–3 0–5 0–2 1–2 0–0
Rhyl 1–0 2–0 1–2 0–6 0–1 1–1 1–2 0–3 1–4 1–2 1–2 5–1 1–2 3–3 3–1 0–3
The New Saints 0–0 1–1 1–2 1–2 2–0 2–1 1–1 1–4 2–2 2–0 4–2 2–0 1–3 1–1 1–0 6–0

Source: [1]

Top goalscorers[edit]

Pos Player Club Goals
1 Eifion Williams Barry Town 28
2 Chris Summers Cwmbrân Town 21
3 Mattie Davies Cwmbrân Town 20
John Toner Conwy United 20
4 Richard Gay Haverfordwest County 16
Jamie Hughes Gap Connah's Quay 16
5 Richard Jones Barry Town 14

Source: [1]

Statistics[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d "Wales 1998/99". rsssf.com. Rec.Sport.Soccer Statistics Foundation (RSSSF). Retrieved 28 July 2013. 
  2. ^ "Ebbw Vale Brief History". welsh-premier.com. Welsh Premier Football. Retrieved 28 July 2013. 
  3. ^ "Ebbw Vale Season History". fchd.info. Football Club History Database. Retrieved 28 July 2013. 
  4. ^ "Town slip into danger zone, Carmarthen Town 1 Rhyl 2". carmarthentownafc.net. 30 November 1998. Retrieved 28 July 2013. 
  5. ^ "Carmarthen Town December Report (1998)". carmarthentownafc.net. 12 December 1998. Retrieved 28 July 2013. 
  6. ^ "League of Wales 1998/99 Table". welshpremier.com. The Football Association of Wales). Retrieved 28 July 2013. 

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