Fears that the new Costcutter League season and other competitions in Tier 5 of the Football Association of Wales structure would not start until January next year could be proved groundless.

In fact, action could now take place before the end of October, it has been revealed.

The Welsh Premier League is set to get underway on Saturday, September 12, and it has been widely believed that tiers would return in phases with leagues further down the list starting next year.

At the Central Wales FA annual general meeting members were anxious to start the new season as soon as possible.

Afterwards Costcutter League chairman John Jones said “I know that everyone connected with local football is hopeful of an early start and the way things are developing we could make a start in about two months.”

However, controversy surrounds a new rule introduced by the Central Wales Football Association which allows players to appear for more than one club in the same cup competition during a season.

The regulation is in respect of the J Emrys Morgan Cup which would entitle players of a club knocked out of the competition to appear for another team at a later stage.

Although the proposal was passed at the CWFA annual general meeting there were voices raised in protest, particularly from the Costcutter League.

Local league chairman Jones stressed that his members were against the move, making it clear that it could result in a farcical situation with players switching clubs at the drop of a hat.

After the decision Mr. Jones of Dewi Stars said “What this means is that if St Dogmaels are knocked out of the Emrys Morgan in round one their players could play for Cardigan Town in the second round. It has got to be a non-starter.”