The 2019 WPA League season was concluded on Wednesday 28 August 2019. The final round of matches did not produce any great surprises as most, if not all, of the top and bottom places had already been decided.
Congratulations to Isca Romans who took the Division 1 title. They were hotly pursued by Monkstone Monarchs who just could not maintain their challenge and fell away in the last two weeks to finish second.
At the bottom, you could not have got odds on Monkstone Minotaurs being relegated at the half way point of the season but they staged a remarkable run in July & August with 4 wins and 2 draws propelling them up to fifth place leaving Wenvoe Dragons and Penarth Pendragons in the relegation places.
Congratulations to Wenvoe Raiders who took the Division 2 title bouncing straight back to Division 1 at the first time of asking after their relegation last season. The Raiders just pipped Pontyclun Badgers who will be playing alongside them in Division 1. The Badgers have fallen just short of promotion a few times recently but have finally made it.
At the other end of the table Cwins were unfortunate to drop back into Division 3 after being promoted last season taking Creigiau Crusaders with them.
Congratulations to Monkstone Marauders who took the Division 3 title again bouncing straight back at the first time of asking after their relegation last season. The Marauders established a lead they never relinquished right at the start of the season and confirmed the top spot with 3 games to spare. Penarth Panthers just pipped Monkstone Inn Youth to grab second spot and a place in Division 2 next season.
At the other end of the table the two newest teams to the League – Church Inn (2nd season) and Ystradowen Newts (debut season) both managed to avoid the bottom spot – well done to them both – which this year was claimed by Creigiau Casuals.
NOTE: Depending on the number and spread of entries to the League for the 2020 Season, it is possible that there could be some adjustment to the relegation spots if it is necessary to balance the number of teams in each Division. This will not be resolved until Spring 2020 when all the entries have been received.