FAW Tier two league formed in 1990


With the league extended to 18 teams, there was no relegation at the end of 1992/93, and the Cymru Alliance welcomed Welsh Alliance champions Cemaes Bay, Llandudno and WNL Wrexham Area runners-up Buckley Town into the fold.

Two of the previous season's outstanding teams, Rhyl and Wrexham Reserves, led the way during the early part of the 1993/94 campaign, but newcomers Llandudno, Mostyn and 1992/93 runners-up Welshpool were hot on their heels. With Welshpool's cup exploits, on four different fronts, taking priority over league fixtures, the Lilywhites had plenty of games to play in the latter stages of the season in their bid to overhaul long-term leaders Rhyl. The Maesydre club's schedule ultimately proved costly as the title, and promotion to the League of Wales, headed to Belle Vue by a margin of 6 points. Although Welshpool missed out on the championship, for a second consecutive season, they made up for the disappointment with a hat-trick of cup victories.

The Lilywhites beat Rhyl, the holders, in the League Cup final at the Racecourse, overwhelmed Mid Wales League champions Machynlleth 5-0 in the CWFA Challenge Cup final, and lifted the inaugural Central Wales Senior Cup by overcoming arch rivals Llansantffriad. Rhyl once again carried the league banner furthest in the Welsh Cup, going down to Swansea City 2-0 in the Fourth Round. Whilst in the newly-entitled FAW Trophy, formerly the Intermediate Cup, Mostyn, Rhyl and Welshpool all departed at the quarter-final stage. With no clubs relegated from the League of Wales at the conclusion of the 1993/94 campaign, and Welsh National League (Wrexham Area) champions Penycae and Llandrindod Wells (Mid Wales League runners up) promoted to the Cymru Alliance, it meant only Gresford Athletic had to be relegated. The Clappers Lane outfit were to be the first ever club to be demoted from the Cymru Alliance, but they would return in the following century, following a stint back in the Welsh National League (Wrexham Area)