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Division One champions Newcastle Emlyn start the defence of their Division One title with a local derby clash with Bargod Rangers at Parc Puw on Tuesday, August 19.

When the rivals met in Drefach Felindre early last season the rivals shared the spoils in a 1-1 draw and another close encounter could be on the cards.

Seven days later Emlyn host promoted Division Two champions Llanboidy at Parc Emlyn and on Saturday, August 30 are again at home when Welsh League Division Three outfit Llanelli Town are the visitors in a Welsh Cup preliminary round tie.

Runners-up last term St Dogmaels take on Cardigan-based Maesglas at School Field on August 19. In the corresponding game 11 months ago Saints emerged 3-1 winners and will be eager to start with a return of maximum points. A week after hosting the Blues the Teifi Estuary villagers are again at home when Aberporth provide the opposition.

Last season’s J Emrys Morgan Cup and Cwpan Coffa Dai Dynamo Davies winners Lampeter Town, who are fancied to make a bold bid for the championship, are also involved in an opening derby clash when Felinfach visit North Road…

Aberporth start at home against New Quay in the knowledge that they pulled off a 3-2 win against the Seasiders early last term.

Another club on many followers’ shortlist for honours are Cardigan Town who get the season underway at home against Llanboidy while Llandysul will be out to repeat last season’s 7-3 win over Crannog at Tir-Dref.

Fixtures

Tuesday, August 19 (kick off 6.30pm)

Division 1: Bargod Rangers v NC Emlyn; Lampeter Town v Felinfach; St Dogmaels v Maesglas

Division 2: Cilgerran Rovers v St Dogmaels Res; Dewi Stars v Lampeter Res; NC Emlyn Res v Bargod Res

Wednesday, August 20 (kick off 6.30pm)

Division 1: Aberporth v New Quay; Cardigan Town v Llanboidy; Llandysul v Crannog

Division 2: Ffostrasol v Pencader; New Quay Res v Aberaeron Res

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