MENAI Bridge Tigers have formally lodged an appeal after being refused promotion to Lock Stock Welsh Alliance Division Two.

The all-conquering Gwynedd League champions had their initial application refused by the Football Association of Wales, but they hope the decision will be overturned at an upcoming meeting with the governing body’s appeals panel.

Club secretary Graham Hughes, said: “We as a club owe it to the players, the committee, and most of all the supporters who have been there week in week out supporting the team to challenge this decision.

“A hearing by an Appeals Panel of the Football Association of Wales will be held very soon and we hope for a positive outcome.

“As a club we won’t be making any further comment at this time, but promise to keep all involved in the picture as soon as we know.”

The club were dealt another shock when manager Sean Brett announced he was taking the “huge” decision to step down from the role.

The popular figure announced his decision following their Safeflue Shield final defeat to Glantraeth, with Aaron Rowlands and Karl Roberts taking over from Brett with immediate effect.

Brett, said: “The season’s aim was the league title which we delivered convincingly and fully deserved to win. We made all three of the league finals winning the Cwpan Gwynedd Cup and the semi final of the NWCFA Junior Cup.

“I would like to thank everyone behind the scenes for their hard work and dedication to the club especially Graham Hughes and Meinir Mai Hughes.

“A huge thanks to all our sponsors without you the club wouldn't function. The support both home and away this year has been exceptional, and it means so much to the players.

“I've made a huge decision to step down as manager, I've lived and breathed the Tigers since we started the club.”