Mid Wales South Football League
Founded1962
Folded2023
Country Wales
Other club(s) from England
Divisions1
Number of teams5
Level on pyramid5
Promotion toMid Wales Football League
Last championsNewcastle
(2022–23)
Most championshipsBuilth Wells/ reserves (11 titles)
WebsiteLeague Table

The Mid Wales South League was an association football league, from Mid Wales but some from just over the border in England. It was last called the Watson Financial Mid Wales League (South) for sponsorship reasons.

The founder members of the league were Brecon St John's, Felindre, Llandrindod Wells, Llanwrthwl, Llanwrtyd, Presteigne St. Andrew's, Rhayader Town and Whitton.[1] Felindre were the first league champions.

The league last operated in the fifth level of the Welsh football league system. Teams were eligible to be promoted to the Mid Wales Football League if standards and facilities fall into line with the regulations of the Mid Wales League. There was no league directly below the South League.

The league was sometimes written as the "Mid-Wales League (South)".

In the 2019–20 season, when the season was curtailed due to the coronavirus pandemic, Brecon Corries were champions with a 100% record of 16 wins from 16 games with 143 goals scored and just two conceded.[2] In addition to these statistics the team scored a 27–0 win at Knighton Town Reserves which was expunged from the record books following Knighton’s withdrawal from the league.

The final season of the league, 2022–23 saw only five clubs compete in the league.

Member clubs for 2022–23 season

Champions

1960s

1970s

1980s

1990s

2000s

2010s

2020s

Number of titles by winning clubs

See also

References

  1. ^ 1st League Table
  2. ^ "Titles for the Daffs and Corries". Shropshire Star. Retrieved 10 June 2020.
  3. ^ "Non League Tables for 1988–1989 – NonLeagueMatters".
  4. ^ "Mid Wales South League".
  5. ^ "Mid Wales South League 2004/05".
  6. ^ "FOOTBALL: Hay St Mary's lose but Knighton win".
  7. ^ "Rhayader Town".
  8. ^ "Mid Wales Football Blog".
  9. ^ "Mid Wales South League 2010/11".
  10. ^ "Mid Wales League South champions Newcastle laid bare at Rhayader Town Reserves after leaving their kit at home". Ludlow & Tenbury Wells Advertiser. 8 March 2013.
  11. ^ "Mid Wales South League 2011/12".
  12. ^ "2011–12 tables, part 5" (PDF). Football Club History Database. Retrieved 16 November 2021.
  13. ^ "Mid Wales South League 2012/13".
  14. ^ "2012–13 tables, part 5" (PDF). Football Club History Database. Retrieved 16 November 2021.
  15. ^ "Mid Wales South League 2013/14".
  16. ^ "Mid Wales South League 2014/15".
  17. ^ "Rhayader crowned champions of MWL South". Powys County Times. 28 April 2016.
  18. ^ "Mid Wales South League 2015/16".
  19. ^ "Mid Wales South League 2016/17".
  20. ^ "Rhayader Town crowned league champions". Powys County Times. 3 May 2018.
  21. ^ "Mid Wales South League 2017/18".
  22. ^ "Paul Worts' football round-up". The Brecon & Radnor Express. 17 April 2019.
  23. ^ "Mid Wales South League 2018/19".
  24. ^ "Rich Field delight as Brecon Corries receive championship trophy". Powys County Times. Retrieved 21 July 2021.