This blog is going to cover the Welsh Premier League this season. I've lost my AM advertising hoardings on the pitches of my 4 local clubs - so I hope to do my bit to promote more interest through my blog. This weekend was the big kick-off - and it started Friday night with what may turn out to be the shock of the season. Absolutely no-one would have expected The New Saints to lose to Newi Cefn Druids - but they did 1-0. This is the equivalent of Derby stuffing Chelsea at Stamford Bridge. Rhyl, with victory over Carmarthen and Llanelli, with an impressive 3-0 win over my local club Welshpool will now be fancying their chances of lowering the TNS banner this season.
Newtown made a promising start, holding strong Bangor City at Latham Park. Newtown new boy, Marc Lloyd- Williams scored both Newtown goals. He has scored goals wherever he's played and should keep Newtown out of relegation trouble. I was sorry that one of the relegation favorites, Caersws lost narrowly at home. They played well by all accounts. I've always had a soft spot for the village team and I hope they can survive post Micky Evans.
Mixed fortunes for the League new boys, Neath being impressive in defeating Porthmadog on their own ground. Not such a good start for Llangefni though - going down at home to Connahs Quay. I'm hoping to get to see a few games this season.