LLANGEFNI Town manager Chris Roberts was overjoyed with his side after their JD Cymru North status was confirmed.

The Football Association of Wales opted to curtail remaining fixtures throughout the domestic game due to the coronavirus pandemic, leaving Cefni fourth-from-bottom in the standings on a points-per-game basis.

This means the 2019 Lock Stock Welsh Alliance Division One champions will be plying their trade in the second-tier once again next term, which represents a significant achievement for everyone associated with the club.

Roberts stated the FAW’s decision to finally cancel the campaign was “the correct one”, and he was clearly thrilled with the way his squad applied themselves against higher-quality opposition last season.

He said: “It was the correct decision by the FAW to end the season now in my opinion, the health and safety of everyone has to come before anything.

“Of course, we would all have liked to finish the season by completing our fixtures, but this was just not possible.

“The final league standings were based on a points per game scenario which is as fair as they could have done in my opinion.

“These points are all points that the clubs have achieved and not a prediction of what could have been which in my opinion would have been wrong along with a null and void verdict.

“It’s fantastic for us as we finish above the bottom three. After promotion, I sat down with the board and we came to an agreement that staying in the league in our first season would be a huge achievement and one that we should be aiming for.

“So to be able to finish above the bottom three in what has been a really tough league and especially not being able to compete financially with the other teams is a great achievement for me personally and for the club.

“It’s taken five seasons of hard work and commitment to get us back there and I am immensely proud to have managed to guide my hometown club there. Huge credit also has to go to all of the board members, committee members, players, staff and of course our loyal fans as they have all played their part in achieving our target.”

Roberts has already turned his attention to building for next season and possibly progressing the club up the table. Although there is still some uncertainty as to when the new season will get underway, the manager is already aiming for an improved level of consistency when competitive action gets back underway.

“There is still some uncertainty as to when we will all be able to get back out there and play again but for me I can now look forward to next season and continue with our preparation,” he added.

“We will be looking to be even stronger, well organised and more consistent in what we do.”