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FORMER Huws Gray Alliance champions Glantraeth fear a return to the second tier may be impossible after the FAW decreed that, from the 2017-18 season, clubs must be able to provide 250 seats for supporters.

Glantraeth told S4C's Newyddion 9 it would rule them out.

The FAW said the aim was to improve standards and grants were available but Glantraeth chairman Gareth Evans bemoaned: "There aren't many people living in Glantraeth, there aren't 250 people who would come and watch us.

"A lot of the clubs on Anglesey won't be able to do it, it's impossible to do it."

Glantraeth, which has actress Naomi Watts as its honorary president, currently plays in the third tier Welsh Alliance League and attracts crowds of about 40 people, with seating capacity at the Trefdraeth ground for 63.

The club won the Huws Gray Alliance league and cup double in 2005/6 after finishing league runners-up the previous season.

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23 February 2017

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