SIGHS of relief are almost audible among Costcutter Football League officials and clubs after it emerged that only Newcastle Emlyn was leaving to join a new Mid Wales League as part of a west tier 4 under Football Association of Wales restructuring.

Emlyn, who some seasons ago had a spell in the Welsh League before being relegated back to the Costcutter, finished third behind champions St Dogmaels and Cardigan Town last season.

The Reds recently appointed former Llandysul manager Gwynfor Edwards as first team boss for next season.

It was believed a second Costcutter club was joining Emlyn after an announcement by Central Wales FA general secretary David Hinton Jones.

But extensive enquiries by the Tivyside revealed that this was not the case despite some clubs showing interest.

Costcutter chairman John Jones said “We wish Newcastle Emlyn good luck in their new venture.

“But in doing so we are delighted that our league, which is highly respected in Welsh football circles, is to lose only one club.

“We can look forward to further highly competitive competitions,” he said.

The Costcutter annual general meeting is being held tonight (Tuesday) and details regarding the possible start of next season likely to be announced at the CWFA AGM on August 6.