HOLYWELL TOWN will be able to defend their Cymru North crown next season after successfully gaining their tier two licence on appeal.

Earlier this month, the Wellmen were refused the licence, but the appeal to the Football Association of Wales has been a successful one.

A Holywell statement said: “We have been successful in our appeal for our tier two licence and will be back to defend our JD Cymru league north crown next season. Thank you to the FAW for their cooperation.”

Llay Welfare are also in line to compete in Cymru North after they too successfully appealed a licence refusal.

In a statement, Llay Welfare said: “We would like to extend our heartfelt gratitude to the Football Association of Wales for their diligence and consideration in reviewing our application and appeal.

“It is with great pleasure that we announce our successful application for a Tier 2 licence.

“We now eagerly anticipate the Ardal North play-off game against Llanuwchllyn.

“The winner of this match will gain promotion to Cymru North. We would like to thank the FAW and everyone involved at the club for their support and hard work.”

Ardal North West League runners-up Llay will take on Llanuwchllyn in the promotion play-off at Bala Town’s Maes Tegid ground this Saturday.