IT is most definitely a case of keeping it in the family at Costcutter Football League champions for the past two seasons St Dogmaels.

The Teifi Estuary villagers were crowned champions in 2016-2017 and a year later lost the title on a difference of one goal and in controversial circumstances.

Saints bounced back to reclaim the title in 2018-19 and when domestic football in Wales was curtailed due to the pandemic, Jason Williams and team-mates were nine points clear of their rivals.

They were declared kingpins on an unweighted points-per-game method to make it three championships in four years.

A significant amount of credit for the north Pembrokeshire club’s success is down to the Williams family with brothers, uncles and cousins all rallying to the cause.

No fewer than 11 players from the clan are in the current squad, with other family members supportive behind the scenes.

First team skipper is central defender Jason Williams, whose brother Adam is a midfield general, while a third brother Owen Williams plays in a wide front role.

Their cousins are defender Craig Williams and three brothers in central defender cum right-back Daniel Jones, attacking midfielder Rhys Jones and winger Luke Jones.

Other relatives are goalkeeper Owain Williams, highly promising central midfielder Harvey Williams, midfielder Arran Williams and winger Justin Williams.

Cousin Clive Williams is a former prolific scorer while brothers Paul, Ryan and Brent Williams are all ex-players.

And if that is not enough, overseeing it all is manager Steve Jerry Williams, father of Craig, brother to Brent, Paul and Ryan, and an uncle to others – he is a former Saints central midfielder or central defender who has also had spells with Newcastle Emlyn in the Welsh League and Cardigan Town.

Asked about the most unusual situation at the club, the boss said: “It’s a help to have family with you but sometimes not easy keeping them in line.”