THE Welsh Football League has told clubs that the Reserve and Youth Leagues will end with this weekend’s fixtures, writes Olly Johnson.

The decision comes after a committee meeting was held due to the growing number of games postponed from storms Dennis and Jorge.

The pitches were badly affected, which put the leagues into an "unprecedented position" and forced the premature close of the season.

An email was sent to clubs explaining and notifying them of the verdict: “Following lengthy discussions at this evening's Welsh League Management Committee, I write to inform you that the 2019/2020 Reserve & Youth League will end this Saturday.

“League standings, at this date, will determine winners and runners-up in divisions. This scenario was believed to be the only way that this would be achievable.”

Goytre, who sit seventh in the Reserve Division East League, expressed their disappointment in the decision, issuing their own Twitter statement: “Following the announcement by the Welsh League we have contacted them to express our concerns over the decision taken to cancel the Welsh League Reserve and Youth Divisions as of 14/3.

“We urge all other clubs to do the same to hopefully reverse this decision.”

South Wales Argus:

Senior games in the Cymru South Division and Welsh League Division One and Two fixtures will continue to go ahead, however.

Cymru South strugglers Cwmbran Celtic head to Briton Ferry Llansawel tonight (kick-off 7.30pm), Celtic sit 25 points behind their opponents ahead of the game.

Undy Athletic are also in need of a win against Goytre United tomorrow (kick-off 2.30pm) after losing their last six games in the league, only winning once at home in 2020.

In tomorrow's 2.30pm kick offs in Welsh League Division One, Aberbargoed Buds take on Bridgend Street in a mid-table clash, with second place Port Talbot travelling to Abergavenny.

Monmouth Town take on bottom team Dinas Powys, who are in desperate need of three points having only one twice this season, while Penydarren host Goytre.

Risca United look to go to second if they can achieve a win away to Pontardawe, and Caldicot and Ton Pentre are set for a mid-table clash.

In Division Two, AFC Porth aim to get out of trouble with a crucial game against Abertillery Bluebirds.

Chepstow Town host Aberdare, who have only managed two wins this campaign.

There should be a fiery clash between fifth and sixth as Newport City take on Penrhiwceiber, while winless Albion Rovers go to Treowen Stars.

The final fixtures for this season in the Reserve Division East (all 2.30pm tomorrow) see Caldicot Town host Goytre, Croesyceiliog take on Aberbargoed, Cwmbran Celtic welcome Treowen Stars , Panteg host Abertillery Bluebirds and Undy Athletic face Treharris Athletic Western.