Ton Pentre AFC can confirm plans for its new Welsh Football League Reserve Team for the early stages of the 2016/17 season.
The Club is delighted to announce that through its new partnership with Llangeinor Rangers, the Bulldogs Reserve Team is to be based at Lewistown Park in the County Borough of Bridgend on a temporary basis while it waits for a new permanent home to be completed later in 2016.
The presence of Ton Pentre AFC will see Welsh League football return to Lewistown after a 40 year absence.
Bulldogs Chairman, Ceri Jones, warmly welcomed the exciting news and said: “This is a great development for our club, and it is fantastic coup for our friends at Llangeinor Rangers to bring Welsh League football back to its community. We will be playing at Lewistown Park on a temporary basis, but I am committed to building a long term partnership between our clubs.
“At a time when many within the Rhondda have turned their back on us when we have sought assistance to help us find a short term solution, Lee and his team at Llangeinor have had the foresight and generosity to offer us a hand up.”
The introduction of Ton Pentre AFC’s Reserve Team is of huge strategic importance to the Bulldogs future plans – this is the first ever reserve team at the Club, and its pioneering game will now kick off at Lewistown Park against Abergavenny Town on 3 September 2016 at 2.30pm.
Lee Davies, of Llangeinor Rangers, welcomed the exciting news by saying: “It is an honour for us to host a club of Ton Pentre’s stature here at Lewistown Park.
“The Bulldogs needed help at this critical time and we were more than happy to help – we have a wonderful facility here at Lewistown Park and it’s great to see Welsh League football return to the village.”