As football leagues up and down the country are thrown into chaos by the coronavirus pandemic, followers in the Costcutter fear that the season could be declared null and void.

Although many would inevitably see it as unprecedented there was an occasion some years ago in the then Cardiganshire Football League when the championship was undecided.

In season 1965-1966 it was not possible to fit in every fixture and there was no provision for an extension.

The end of season left an outstanding vital game between Lampeter Town and St Dogmaels at North Road where a win for Saints would have seen them crowned champions for a second successive season.

At the next league AGM it was resolved to grant special dispensation for the fixture to go ahead at the start of the following season with the title on the line – a game that attracted a large crowd to the mid-county ground.

In goal for Lampeter was the late Islwyn Jones, who some years later was licensee of the Red Lion Inn at Cardigan.

Saints had Raymond ‘Butch’ James between the sticks and included in the line-up were Donald Ladd, the late Haydn Davies, the late Melvyn Davies, former top rugby players and coaches brothers Paul and Peter Manning, the late Dai ‘Dabs’ Owen, John Adey, the late Bernard Thomas and Bernard ‘Bunny’ Davies.

Lampeter held the visitors for most of the opening 45 minutes but after the break it became one-way traffic towards the home goal as Saints emerged 7-1 winners to retain the title.