By the the turn of the year, Llandudno led the way, but Knighton Town, Llandrindod Wells, defending champions Oswestry Town, Rhayader Town and Rhydymwyn were all in close pursuit, with games in hand on the north Wales coast outfit.
Cefn Druids and Lex XI, despite finding themselves in the lower half of the table, had moree games in hand over the Maesdu Park club than any of the top six clubs. The close nature of the title race continued into the final weeks of the campaign, with Llandudno still leading the way, despite having played more games than their opponents. Cefn Druids, Knighton Town , Oswestry Town , Rhayader Town and Rhydymwyn all remained in the hunt with less than six games each still to play.
Finally, the championship returned to mid Wales , for the first time in four years, when Rhayader Town ended the campaign on top of the table with just one league defeat all season. The Weirglodd outfit finished seven points clear of runners-up Rhydymwyn, in only the north Wales club's second season in the Cymru Alliance, whilst three points covered Llandudno, Cefn Druids and Knighton Town , who completed the top six places.
The League Cup also headed south as Penrhycoch defeated Penycae in the final, but the Cae Baker club were unable to complete a cup double when they lost to the champions in the Central Wales Challenge Cup final.
The league's flag did not travel as far in the Welsh Cup in 1996/97, when Cefn Druids, Lex XI and Rhayader Town all departed at the Third Round stage respectively to Ebbw Vale (following a replay), Porth Tywyn Suburbs and Briton Ferry Athletic (also after a second match).