RISCA United are celebrating after their promotion to Cymru South was confirmed by the Football Association of Wales, writes Chris Kirwan.

Welsh football was suspended in March because of the coronavirus pandemic and in May it was confirmed by the FAW that the season was over.

Tiers one to four were settled by an unweighted points-per-game method and that meant Risca finished second in Welsh League Division One, leapfrogging Port Talbot to be runners-up behind Trefelin.

The governing body said that promotion and relegation issues would be settled "in due course" and now they have confirmed that the Cuckoos will head up.

A statement read: "Following careful consideration of all options that were available to them, the FAW board of directors decided that promotion and relegation should be implemented in line with the existing pyramid regulations, based on the final standings in each league/division having applied the unweighted points-per-game method and subject to club licensing/ground criteria requirements for the national leagues.

"The decision was consistent with the recommendation from the FAW national leagues board."

Risca, who won 10 of 16 fixtures in 2019/20, will join Goytre United, Undy Athletic and Cwmbran Celtic in Cymru South.

Cwmamman United and Caerau Ely are relegated from the league along with STM Sports, who failed to obtain tier two certification.

That means survival for Taffs Well, who recently appointed Blackwood's Lee Kendall as their new manager, after they finished in the drop zone.

The FAW's decision means that Carmarthen and Airbus have been relegated from the Cymru Premier with Flint Town and Haverfordwest County heading up.

"The National Leagues Board will consider the reorganisation of tier three clubs on July 10 following the tier three ground criteria certification process," said the FAW statement.