2011–12 in Welsh football

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The 2011–12 season was the 137th season of competitive football in Wales.

Overview[edit]

Men's national team[edit]

The home team is on the left column; the away team is on the right column.

  Win   Draw   Loss

Friendly match[edit]

Euro 2012 qualification[edit]

The Welsh men's national team were drawn into UEFA Euro 2012 qualifying Group G.[1]

All fixtures for this group were negotiated between the participants at a meeting in Frankfurt, Germany on 21 and 22 February 2010.[2]

Legend
Qualified directly for the finals
Advanced to the play-offs
Team
Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
 England 8 5 3 0 17 5 +12 18
 Montenegro 8 3 3 2 7 7 0 12
  Switzerland 8 3 2 3 12 10 +2 11
 Wales 8 3 0 5 6 10 −4 9
 Bulgaria 8 1 2 5 3 13 −10 5
  Bulgaria England Montenegro Switzerland Wales
Bulgaria  0–3 0–1 0–0 0–1
England  4–0 0–0 2–2 1–0
Montenegro  1–1 2–2 1–0 1–0
Switzerland   3–1 1–3 2–0 4–1
Wales  0–1 0–2 2–1 2–0


Welsh Cup[edit]

Main article: Welsh Cup

Latest Round
Round 4

Team 1  Score  Team 2
Rhyl 3-4 Llanelli
Afan Lido 2−3 Airbus UK Broughton
Buckley Town 2−4 Bala Town
Flint Town United 1−3 Neath
Aberystwyth Town 2−1 Llandudno Town
The New Saints 4−0 Newport County
Prestatyn Town 0−2 Cefn Druids
Carmarthen Town 3−1 AFC Porth

Quarter Finals

Team 1  Score  Team 2
The New Saints 1-0 Neath
Bala Town 2-1 Llanelli
Airbus UK Broughton 3−1 Carmarthen Town
Aberystwyth Town 0−1 Cefn Druids

Semi Finals

Team 1  Score  Team 2
Airbus UK Broughton 1−4 Cefn Druids
Bala Town 0-4 The New Saints

Final

Team 1  Score  Team 2
Cefn Druids 0−2 The New Saints

Welsh League Cup[edit]

Main article: Welsh League Cup

Final: Afan Lido 1-1 Newtown (Afan Lido won 3-2 on penalties)

Welsh Premier League[edit]

Pos
Team
Pld
W
D
L
GF
GA
GD
Pts
Qualification or relegation
1 The New Saints (C) 32 23 5 4 75 31 +44 74 2012–13 UEFA Champions League Second qualifying round
2 Bangor City 32 22 3 7 72 46 +26 69 2012–13 UEFA Europa League First qualifying round
3 Neath (R) 32 18 8 6 60 36 +24 621
4 Llanelli (O) 32 18 5 9 63 36 +27 59 Qualification for UEFA Europa League play-offs
5 Bala Town 32 14 7 11 48 41 +7 49
6 Prestatyn Town 32 8 4 20 41 63 −22 28
7 Airbus UK Broughton 32 10 9 13 48 50 −2 39 Qualification for UEFA Europa League play-offs
8 Aberystwyth Town 32 8 10 14 44 50 −6 033**
9 Port Talbot Town 32 8 9 15 39 51 −12 33
10 Afan Lido 32 7 11 14 40 55 −15 32
11 Carmarthen Town 32 10 2 20 33 67 −34 32
12 Newtown 32 7 5 20 44 82 −38 023*2

Updated to games played on 21 April 2012.
Source: Welsh Premier
Rules for classification: 1) points; 2) goal difference; 3) number of goals scored
(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.
* Newtown deducted 3 points for fielding ineligible players.
** Aberystwyth Town deducted 1 point for fielding ineligible player
Cefn Druids, playing in the 2011–12 Cymru Alliance, will qualify for the first qualifying round of the 2012–13 UEFA Europa League, even though they lost to The New Saints (themselves qualifiers for the UEFA Champions League), in the final of the 2011–12 Welsh Cup
.

Relegation issues[edit]

1.^ Neath were relegated on 27 April 2012, after failing in their Domestic and UEFA Competitions Licensing appeal, meaning they were relegated from the Welsh Premier League. Newtown would have been relegated otherwise.[3]
2 ^ Haverfordwest County would have replaced Newtown AFC should they have finished second in a feeder league, and thus gaining promotion. A win for Taffs Well in a game Vs Caerau Ely meant this could not happen, sparing Newtown's relegation.[4]

Welsh Football League First Division[edit]

Cymru Alliance League[edit]

Pos
Team
Pld
W
D
L
GF
GA
GD
Pts
Promotion or relegation
1 Connah's Quay Nomads (C) 30 21 5 4 89 23 +66 68 Promotion to 2012–13 Welsh Premier League 1
2 Rhyl 30 19 5 6 80 22 +58 62
3 Buckley Town 30 19 4 7 67 43 +24 61
4 Porthmadog 30 19 5 6 68 41 +27 059*
5 Penrhyncoch 30 17 4 9 56 44 +12 55
6 Cefn Druids 30 17 3 10 58 42 +16 54
7 Caersws 30 17 4 9 68 49 +19 052*
8 Llandudno 30 14 7 9 55 40 +15 49
9 Flint Town United 30 13 7 10 59 47 +12 46
10 Conwy United 30 10 7 13 59 65 −6 37
11 Guilsfield 30 10 4 16 41 58 −17 34
12 Ruthin Town 30 6 7 17 28 60 −32 25
13 Penycae 30 7 4 19 30 76 −46 25
14 Llanrhaeadr (R) 30 3 9 18 40 77 −37 18 Relegation to feeder leagues
15 Llangefni Town (R) 30 4 2 24 32 96 −64 14
16 Rhos Aelwyd (R) 30 2 7 21 29 76 −47 13

Updated to games played on 21 April 2012.
Source: Soccerway
Rules for classification: 1) points; 2) goal difference; 3) number of goals scored
1Promotion to the Premier League is subject to a licence application and approval process. If the champions do not apply for a Premier League licence or are declined of the same, the runners-up may be promoted instead.
*Caersws & Porthmadog deducted three points for fielding an ineligible player.[5][6]

(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.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "UEFA EURO 2012 - Standings". UEFA. 12 April 2010. 
  2. ^ Quali-Termine für Euro 2012 stehen fest
  3. ^ "Club Licensing Appeals". Football Association of Wales. 27 April 2012. 
  4. ^ "Taffs Well Win keeps Newtown in WPL". Welshpremier.com. 3 May 2012. 
  5. ^ "Caersws docked points". Huws Gray Alliance. 29 September 2011. Retrieved 4 March 2012. 
  6. ^ "Porthmadog deducted points". Huws Gray Alliance. 24 February 2012. Retrieved 4 March 2012.