2008–09 Welsh Premier League

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Welsh Premier League
Season2008–09
ChampionsRhyl
RelegatedCaernarfon Town
Champions LeagueRhyl
Europa LeagueLlanelli
The New Saints
Bangor City (via cup)
Goals scored998
Average goals/game3.26
Top goalscorerRhys Griffiths (31)
Biggest home winThe New Saints 8–0 Caernarfon Town
Biggest away winPorthmadog 0–6 Bangor City
Highest scoringPorthmadog 6–5 Gap Connah's Quay

The 2008–09 Welsh Premier League was the 17th season of the Welsh Premier League since its establishment in 1992 as the League of Wales. It began on 15 August 2008 and ended on 25 April 2009. Llanelli were the defending champions.

Team changes from 2007–08[edit]

Prestatyn Town were promoted from the Cymru Alliance and played in the top division for the first time in their history. Caersws survived relegation after none of the top two teams in the divisions below could meet ground regulations.

Overview[edit]

Team Ground Capacity
Aberystwyth Town Park Avenue 5,500
Airbus UK Broughton The Airfield 2,100
Bangor City Farrar Road Stadium 1,500
Caernarfon Town The Oval 3,000
Caersws F.C. Recreation Ground 3,500
Carmarthen Town A.F.C. Richmond Park 3,000
Gap Connah's Quay F.C. Deeside Stadium 5,500
Haverfordwest County A.F.C. Bridge Meadow Stadium 2,000
Llanelli A.F.C. Stebonheath Park 3,700
Neath Athletic A.F.C. The Gnoll 7,000
NEWI Cefn Druids A.F.C. Plaskynaston Lane 2,000
Newtown A.F.C. Latham Park 5,000
Port Talbot Town F.C. Victoria Road 2,500
Porthmadog F.C. Y Traeth 2,000
Prestatyn Town F.C. Bastion Road 1,000
Rhyl F.C. Belle Vue 3,800
The New Saints F.C. Park Hall 2,000
Welshpool Town F.C. Maes y Dre Recreation Ground 3,000

League table[edit]

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification or relegation
1 Rhyl (C) 34 29 3 2 95 29 +66 90 2009–10 UEFA Champions League Second qualifying round
2 Llanelli 34 26 5 3 98 38 +60 83 2009–10 UEFA Europa League First qualifying round
3 The New Saints 34 20 11 3 79 27 +52 71
4 Carmarthen Town 34 19 5 10 52 47 +5 62
5 Port Talbot Town 34 16 8 10 57 48 +9 56
6 Bangor City 34 16 7 11 58 40 +18 55 2009–10 UEFA Europa League Second qualifying round[a]
7 Haverfordwest County 34 16 7 11 53 39 +14 55
8 Aberystwyth Town 34 12 10 12 51 50 +1 46
9 Connah's Quay Nomads 34 12 5 17 49 65 −16 41
10 Newtown 34 10 10 14 46 54 −8 40
11 Welshpool Town 34 11 7 16 48 70 −22 40
12 Airbus UK Broughton 34 12 3 19 47 57 −10 39
13 Cefn Druids 34 9 7 18 57 74 −17 34
14 Neath Athletic 34 10 4 20 43 65 −22 34
15 Prestatyn Town 34 8 9 17 48 70 −22 33
16 CPD Porthmadog 34 10 2 22 57 91 −34 32
17 Caersws FC 34 6 7 21 28 61 −33 25
18 Caernarfon Town (R) 34 5 8 21 32 73 −41 20[b] Relegation to Cymru Alliance
Source: BBC
Rules for classification: 1) points; 2) goal difference; 3) number of goals scored.
(C) Champion; (R) Relegated.
Notes:
  1. ^ Bangor City won the 2008–09 Welsh Cup and thereby qualified for the second qualifying round of the UEFA Europa League.
  2. ^ Caernarfon Town were docked 3 points for fielding an ineligible player on 16 August 2008.

Results[edit]

Home \ Away ABE AIR BAN CNR CAE CMR CQN POR HAV LLA NEA CDR NEW PTA PRE RHL TNS WEL
Aberystwyth Town 1–0 1–2 3–1 2–2 0–3 1–1 5–2 0–3 1–1 6–2 1–1 2–0 1–1 2–1 0–1 2–2 0–2
Airbus UK Broughton 1–2 2–3 4–3 0–2 0–1 0–0 0–3 2–4 0–4 4–3 1–0 3–1 1–1 1–1 1–3 1–0 5–0
Bangor City 0–0 1–0 1–1 3–0 2–0 6–0 1–0 1–1 0–2 0–1 4–2 1–2 4–2 1–1 0–2 0–0 0–2
Caernarfon Town 1–0 0–2 0–2 2–2 1–3 0–2 0–2 0–1 0–5 1–0 4–2 0–0 2–4 1–1 0–1 0–5 2–3
Caersws FC 1–3 1–3 0–1 1–0 0–2 0–1 3–2 1–0 0–2 0–0 1–2 1–1 4–2 1–2 0–3 2–6 0–1
Carmarthen Town 2–1 1–0 3–1 2–1 1–1 2–0 1–0 3–0 1–4 5–2 1–0 0–0 1–1 1–0 1–2 2–3 0–1
Connah's Quay Nomads 1–2 2–3 1–3 1–1 1–0 1–3 3–1 2–1 3–1 5–0 2–3 3–3 0–2 3–1 2–3 0–2 1–0
CPD Porthmadog 4–1 3–4 0–6 1–3 0–1 1–3 6–5 2–1 3–3 1–4 2–3 3–1 1–2 3–2 0–3 2–2 2–1
Haverfordwest County 5–1 3–0 0–2 1–1 2–0 1–1 2–0 4–2 0–1 2–0 1–1 1–0 0–1 3–1 1–3 2–2 3–1
Llanelli 3–0 3–2 4–3 3–2 3–0 5–2 4–1 5–0 2–1 2–1 1–1 3–1 2–0 6–1 0–1 1–1 4–1
Neath Athletic 0–4 3–1 0–1 2–1 0–0 2–0 0–1 3–0 1–1 0–3 1–0 3–0 2–3 2–0 2–2 1–4 3–2
Cefn Druids 2–5 0–2 1–0 0–1 3–1 1–2 6–0 2–4 0–1 0–4 3–1 2–3 1–1 3–2 2–4 0–1 3–3
Newtown 2–1 0–1 1–3 2–2 0–0 2–3 1–2 2–0 4–2 2–6 2–0 4–0 1–0 1–1 1–2 0–0 4–1
Port Talbot Town 1–1 2–1 2–1 1–0 2–0 0–0 0–2 1–3 1–2 4–6 2–0 3–2 1–2 3–1 2–2 0–0 4–0
Prestatyn Town 1–0 2–1 2–2 5–0 3–2 1–2 1–1 5–2 0–1 0–1 1–0 3–3 1–0 0–3 1–4 1–4 2–2
Rhyl 0–0 1–0 4–1 4–0 3–1 3–0 2–0 2–0 2–0 5–1 4–2 3–4 3–0 2–3 7–2 2–1 7–1
The New Saints 1–1 1–0 2–1 6–0 4–0 8–0 2–1 6–0 0–0 0–0 2–1 4–1 1–1 2–0 2–0 0–3 3–1
Welshpool Town 0–1 2–1 1–1 1–1 1–0 2–0 3–1 3–2 1–3 1–3 2–1 3–3 2–2 1–2 2–2 0–2 1–2
Source: Welsh Premiership Football League
Colours: Blue = home team win; Yellow = draw; Red = away team win.

Top goalscorers[edit]

Source: welsh-premier.com

31 goals
25 goals
24 goals
20 goals
18 goals
15 goals
14 goals

Awards[edit]

Monthly awards[edit]

Month Manager of the Month Player of the Month
Manager Club Player Club
September England Andy Cale The New Saints Trinidad and Tobago Josh Johnson Rhyl
October Wales Peter Nicholas Llanelli Wales Christian Edwards Aberystwyth Town
November England Darren Ryan Newtown Wales Neil Thomas Haverfordwest County
December Republic of Ireland Derek Brazil Haverfordwest County Wales Neil Roberts Rhyl
January Wales Mark Jones Port Talbot Town Scotland Chris Sharp Bangor City
February Wales Allan Bickerstaff Rhyl England Tommy Holmes The New Saints
March Wales Peter Nicholas Llanelli England Steve Rogers Welshpool Town
April Wales Mark Jones Port Talbot Town Wales Greg Strong Rhyl

Annual awards[edit]

Team of the Season[edit]

Source:[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Dream team 2008/9". welsh-premier.com. Archived from the original on 6 April 2012. Retrieved 23 June 2010.

External links[edit]