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Welsh Premier League
2019–20
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Season information
Dates 16 August 2019 – 11 March 2020
Winners Connah's Quay
Relegated Airbus UK Broughton
Carmarthen Town
Season statistics
Goals scored 388
Top goalscorer Chris Venables (24 goals)
Biggest home win Barry Tow United 7–1 Carmarthen
(18 January 2020)
Biggest away win Airbus UK 0–12 The New Saints
(30 November 2019)
Highest scoring Airbus UK 0–12 The New Saints
(30 November 2019)
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The 2019–20 Cymru Premier (known as JD Cymru Premier for sponsorship reasons) was the 28th season of the Cymru Premier (formally known as The Welsh Premier League), the highest football league within Wales since its establishment in 1992. Thirteenth-time champions, The New Saints are the defending champions. The season commenced on 16 August 2019 and concluded in March 2020, a few weeks earlier than the scheduled end date of 25 April 2020. Teams play each other twice on a home and away basis, before the league splits into two groups after phase 1 matches are completed on 17 January 2020 – the top six and the bottom six.

Effects of the 2019–20 coronavirus pandemic

On 13 March 2020, all games were suspended due to the COVID-19 pandemic. On 19 May 2020, the league was cancelled. Connah's Quay Nomads F.C. were declared the champions and given the league's bid to the 2020–21 UEFA Champions League. The New Saints and Bala Town finished 2nd and 3rd respectively, earning the league's two places in the 2020–21 UEFA Europa League first qualifying round. The 2019–20 Welsh Cup was postponed and could not be completed by the UEFA deadline of entering European qualification, therefore the 4th placed finished team, Barry Town, earned the preliminary round spot that would have normally gone to the winners of the European play-offs which would now not take place. The decision of promotion and relegation between leagues will be made in due course.

Teams

Twelve teams compete in the league – the top ten teams from the previous season, and one team each promoted from the Cymru North and Cymru South.

The two bottom placed teams from the 2018-2019 season, Llandudno, and Llanelli Town, were relegated to Cymru North and Cymru South, respectively, for the 2019–20 season.

Airbus UK Broughton, champions of the now defunct Cymru Alliance and Pen-y-Bont, champions of the Welsh Football League Division One were promoted to the Cymru Premier. Airbus UK Broughton are returning to the Cymru Premier after two years in the now defunct Cymru Alliance, while Bridgend-based Pen-y-Bont are making their first appearance in the Cymru Premier having only been formed in 2013. By replacing Llanelli Town, the South Wales based clubs remain at four.

Stadia and locations

Team Location Stadium Capacity
Aberystwyth Town Aberystwyth Park Avenue 5,000
Airbus UK BroughtonBroughton Hollingsworth Group International Airfield 1,600
Bala Town Bala Maes Tegid 3,000
Barry Town United Barry Jenner Park Stadium 3,500
Caernarfon Town Caernarfon The Oval 3,000
Cardiff Metropolitan University Cyncoed Cyncoed Campus 1,620
Carmarthen TownCarmarthen Richmond Park 3,000
Cefn Druids Rhosymedre The Rock 3,000
Connah's Quay Nomads Connah's Quay Deeside Stadium 1,500
Newtown Newtown Latham Park 5,000
Pen-y-Bont Bridgend Kymco Stadium 3,000
The New Saints England Oswestry Park Hall 2,034

Personnel and kits

Team Head coach Captain Kit manufacturer Front shirt sponsor
Aberystwyth Town England Matthew Bishop Flag of Wales Marc Williams Acerbis Aberystwyth University
Airbus UK Broughton Flag of Wales Steve O'Shaughnessy Flag of Wales Paul Harrison Umbro Gardner Aerospace
Bala Town England Colin Caton Flag of Wales Chris Venables Macron Aykroyd's
Barry Town United Flag of Wales Gavin Chesterfield Flag of Wales Luke Cooper Macron RIM Motors, LDS Motor Factors
Caernarfon Town Flag of Wales Huw Griffiths Flag of Wales Nathan Craig Errea Gofal Bro Cyf, Parc Gwêl y Fenai
Cardiff Metropolitan University Flag of Wales Christian Edwards England Bradley Woolridge Errea Cardiff Metropolitan University
Carmarthen Town Flag of Wales Kristian O'Leary Flag of Wales Lee Surman Kappa Gravells Seat, Castell Howell Foods
Cefn Druids England Stuart Gelling England Neil Ashton Errea Wrexham Lager
Connah's Quay Nomads Scotland Andy Morrison England George Horan Nike Gap Personnel
Newtown Scotland Chris Hughes Flag of Wales Craig T. Williams Errea Control Techniques
Pen-y-Bont Flag of Wales Rhys Griffiths Flag of Wales Rhys Wilson Macron Nathaniel House of Cars
The New Saints Flag of Wales Scott Ruscoe England Paul Harrison Legea RUK Group

League table

Template:2019–20 Welsh Premier League table

Season statistics

Scoring

Top scorers

Rank Player Club Goals
1 Flag of Wales Chris Venables Bala Town 15
2 Flag of New Zealand Greg Draper The New Saints 13
3 Flag of Wales Kayne McLaggon Barry Town United 10
4 Flag of Wales Henry Jones Bala Town 9
Flag of Wales Eliot Evans Cardiff Metropolitan University 9
England Jamie Insall Connah's Quay Nomads 9
England Louis Robles Bala Town 9
7 Flag of Republic Ireland Dean Ebbe The New Saints 8
8 England Michael Bakare Connah's Quay Nomads 7
Flag of Wales James Davies Cefn Druids 7
Flag of Wales Luke Bowen Carmarthen 7
England Andy Owens Airbus UK Broughton 7

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