2007–08 Welsh Premier League

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Welsh Premier League
Season 2007–08
Champions Llanelli
Relegated Llangefni Town
Champions League Llanelli
UEFA Cup Bangor City
The New Saints
Goals scored 982
Average goals/game 3.21
Top goalscorer Rhys Griffiths (40)
Biggest home win Llanelli 8–0 Port Talbot Town
Carmarthen Town 8-0 Connah's Quay Nomads
Biggest away win Connah's Quay Nomads 0-7 Bangor City
Highest scoring Caersws 2-7 Rhyl

The 2007–08 Welsh Premier League was the 16th season of the Welsh Premier League since its establishment in 1992 as the League of Wales. The league was won by Llanelli, their first league title.

League table[edit]

Pos
Team
Pld
W
D
L
GF
GA
GD
Pts
Qualification or relegation
1 Llanelli 34 27 4 3 99 35 +64 85 2008–09 UEFA Champions League First qualifying round
2 The New Saints 34 25 3 6 85 30 +55 78 2008–09 UEFA Cup First qualifying round
3 Rhyl 34 21 6 7 60 24 +36 69 UEFA Intertoto Cup 2008
4 Port Talbot Town 34 17 8 9 57 48 +9 59
5 Bangor City 34 15 10 9 62 31 +31 55 2008–09 UEFA Cup First qualifying round 1
6 Carmarthen Town 34 15 9 10 59 47 +12 54
7 Neath Athletic 34 15 9 10 57 52 +5 54
8 Haverfordwest County 34 14 5 15 61 59 +2 47
9 Aberystwyth Town 34 13 7 14 57 45 +12 46
10 Welshpool Town 34 12 10 12 49 52 −3 46
11 Airbus UK Broughton 34 11 9 14 36 44 −8 42
12 Cefn Druids 34 12 2 20 45 66 −21 38
13 Newtown 34 9 10 15 47 66 −19 37
14 Caernarfon Town 34 10 6 18 42 74 −32 36
15 Connah's Quay Nomads 34 9 7 18 42 85 −43 34
16 CPD Porthmadog 34 7 6 21 48 70 −22 27
17 Caersws 34 6 8 20 37 72 −35 26
18 Llangefni Town 34 7 3 24 39 82 −43 24 Relegation to Cymru Alliance
Welsh Football League First Division 2

Updated to games played on 19 Apr 2008.
Source: Welsh Premiership Football League
Rules for classification: 1) points; 2) goal difference; 3) number of goals scored
2Caersws FC not relegated due to Welsh Football League First Division champions Goytre United refusing promotion.
(C) = Champion; (R) = Relegated; (P) = Promoted; (E) = Eliminated; (O) = Play-off winner; (A) = Advances to a further round.
Only applicable when the season is not finished:
(Q) = Qualified to the phase of tournament indicated; (TQ) = Qualified to tournament, but not yet to the particular phase indicated; (RQ) = Qualified to the relegation tournament indicated; (DQ) = Disqualified from tournament.

Results[edit]

Home ╲ Away[1] ABE AIR BAN CAN CAE CAR CQN POR HAV LLA LLG NEA CDR NEW PTA RHL TNS WEL
Aberystwyth Town 0–0 2–1 4–0 2–1 0–2 6–1 2–1 2–3 1–2 3–0 1–2 1–0 2–2 2–4 0–0 5–1 2–3
Airbus UK Broughton 1–1 1–0 1–2 0–2 0–1 0–0 2–0 3–1 0–1 1–3 2–1 3–2 1–1 1–0 0–2 2–0 1–1
Bangor City 1–0 5–0 5–1 1–1 1–1 3–2 2–0 2–0 1–1 2–2 1–1 5–1 2–2 0–0 1–2 1–2 1–0
Caernarfon Town 1–0 0–3 0–4 2–0 2–1 1–1 2–4 1–2 3–4 1–0 1–2 1–1 0–0 3–1 0–1 1–7 1–1
Caersws FC 1–1 2–3 1–0 0–1 1–2 3–4 2–4 1–2 0–5 1–1 2–2 1–2 1–0 1–4 2–7 1–2 0–3
Carmarthen Town 0–3 2–1 2–1 1–1 1–3 8–0 0–0 2–1 1–2 2–2 1–1 4–1 2–1 0–0 0–0 0–3 5–2
Connah's Quay Nomads 1–2 1–0 0–7 1–0 1–0 4–3 1–2 1–1 0–1 2–0 2–0 2–1 1–1 0–1 0–5 1–3 3–3
CPD Porthmadog 2–6 2–2 0–0 1–3 0–1 1–2 3–3 0–2 2–4 2–4 0–2 1–2 2–3 1–2 1–0 0–1 1–1
Haverfordwest County 3–1 4–0 0–1 1–1 1–0 2–2 6–2 3–2 1–4 5–1 1–2 3–0 2–3 2–1 1–1 0–4 1–0
Llanelli 1–0 1–0 0–2 5–1 1–1 4–1 4–0 1–2 4–2 5–0 3–3 1–0 5–0 8–0 2–1 4–0 3–0
Llangefni Town AFC 3–0 0–3 0–1 1–2 0–1 0–3 1–2 1–4 2–1 1–5 4–2 2–0 2–3 4–1 0–3 0–3 0–1
Neath Athletic 2–2 2–1 1–0 3–2 2–2 1–2 4–0 2–1 2–1 0–2 2–0 3–0 2–0 0–2 1–1 2–2 2–5
Cefn Druids 0–2 4–1 1–6 5–1 4–0 3–1 5–2 1–1 1–0 2–5 2–1 0–2 3–0 0–1 1–4 1–0 0–2
Newtown 1–2 1–1 2–2 3–1 2–2 0–1 4–1 4–2 1–4 3–5 2–1 3–0 1–0 0–0 0–2 0–0 1–2
Port Talbot Town 2–1 0–0 0–0 2–1 3–1 2–0 2–1 4–2 2–2 0–1 3–1 3–3 5–1 5–1 1–2 1–0 1–1
Rhyl 0–0 2–1 1–2 3–1 2–1 2–1 1–0 1–0 2–0 1–2 4–1 1–0 1–0 2–1 5–0 0–1 1–1
The New Saints 1–0 0–0 2–1 4–0 6–0 0–3 3–1 4–1 6–2 3–0 7–1 3–1 3–0 6–0 2–1 1–0 2–0
Welshpool Town 2–1 0–1 2–0 2–4 1–1 2–2 1–1 0–3 2–1 3–3 3–0 1–2 0–1 2–1 1–3 1–0 0–3

Updated to games played on 19 Apr 2008.
Source: Welsh Premiership Football League
^ The home team is listed in the left-hand column.
Colours: Purple = home team win; Yellow = draw; Red = away team win.
For coming matches, an a indicates there is an article about the match.

Top scorers[edit]

Rank Scorer Club Goals
1 Wales Rhys Griffiths Llanelli 40
2 Wales Marc Lloyd-Williams Rhyl & Newtown 23
3 England Martin Rose Port Talbot Town 19
England Ashley Stott Rhyl 19
5 Wales Danny Thomas Carmarthen Town 18

Monthly awards[edit]

Month Manager of the Month Player of the Month
Manager Club Player Club
September Wales Peter Nicholas Llanelli England Andy Moran Rhyl
October Wales Deryn Brace Carmarthen Town Wales Chris Venables Welshpool Town
November England Neville Powell Bangor City Wales Luke Sherbon Aberystwyth Town
December England Ken McKenna The New Saints England Wes Kilgannon Connah's Quay Nomads
January Wales John Hulse Rhyl Wales Rhys Griffiths Llanelli
February Wales Peter Nicholas Llanelli Wales Ross Stephens Welshpool Town
March Wales Peter Nicholas Llanelli Wales Darren Thomas Llangefni Town

External links[edit]