COSTCUTTER Football League Division Two champions New Quay and promoted runners-up Crymych are determined to make an impact and not merely make up the numbers in the First Division.

If and when the lower tiers under the Football Association of Wales get underway New Quay are ready to carry on where they left off last season.

The most momentous campaign for the Seasiders was in 2010-11 when lifting the prestigious J Emrys Morgan Cup with a final victory over Llanrhaeadr Reserves, doubled up with the league championship and went on to complete a title hat-trick.

Quay captured the Easter Monday League Cup in 2008 and can boast four Bay Cup triumphs.

But three seasons ago the club was on the brink of collapse but with Charles Harvey stepping in as manager and others rallying round, fortunes began to improve.

As he prepares for a fourth season in the hot seat, boss Harvey is encouraged by the enthusiasm shown by players in training and with an under-16 side being formed it is little wonder there is high optimism for the future.

A New Quay stalwart and talented player for many years, Craig Richardson is the new head coach and unlike most clubs the Seasiders are not appointing a captain but will call on experienced players to give guidance.

Prolific goal-scorer Charlie Dent is back in training as is big central defender Carl Brown, and also midfielder and former skipper Glen Baldwyn.

A number of talented youngsters are knocking on the door, including striker Ollie Edwards, left winger Will Davies and central midfielder Jack Chetwynd and also Dave Evans.

Looking forward to new challenges, Harvey said: “We are not going up to Division One to make up the numbers. We’ll give it a go and try to compete with the top clubs.

“Things are looking up at New Quay where our club is part of the community,” he said.

Newly-formed Crymych FC secured promotion at the first time of asking and like New Quay will not be content to just hold on to their new status.

With between 25 and 30 attending training sessions, signs point to another successful campaign under new head coach Sam Phillips, who is a former exponent of the oval ball code with Crymych RFC.

A few new players are understood to be on the verge of signing for the Preselimen, who play home games a few miles away at Tegryn.

Secretary Steff James said: “We are delighted to have won promotion and although we anticipate tougher challenges in the First Division we’ll take it as it comes and hope to give a good account of ourselves.”