Life in the Welsh League is vividly recalled by Newcastle Emlyn followers, many of whom yearn for a return to senior football.

As is the case with clubs throughout Wales, the Reds – lying third in the Costcutter League – await a Football Association of Wales decision on whether to resume the 2019-2020 season suspended because of the Covid-19 crisis.

There have been discussions among fans and it is understood a number of officials are in favour of re-applying for Welsh League status.

With excellent facilities Emlyn have no problem whatsoever in meeting virtually all the criteria for acceptance into the higher league, but a stumbling block could be a stipulation that they finish as champions.

As it stands the outcome of the Costcutter title race appears between leaders and reigning champions St Dogmaels and second-placed Cardigan Town, although that could change as Emlyn are scheduled to meet both.

Resurrected in 1967, the Teifisiders joined the Welsh League Division Three at the start of season 2000-2001.

They bolted out of the blocks with victory at Seven Sisters and marked the first Welsh League game in the Teifi Valley with a 5-2 win over Abergavenny Thursdays.

During 14 seasons managers came and went, including Kieran Davies, Ray Squires, Richard Gealey, Peter Fearn, Wayne Jones, player/manager Dafydd Llywelyn and others.

The most successful was player/manager Mathew Price, the striker who runs a sports injuries clinic in Haverfordwest, currently a member of the Wales Over 40s squad.

He joined in September 2004 and led the Reds to promotion in season 2007-08, scoring 124 goals in five seasons at the helm.

Having been relegated back to Division Three the Teifi Valley club finished rock bottom in season 2013-14 and dropped back to local league football.