Tenby AFC will today celebrate their first season back in Pembrokeshire football by being presented with the Division Five trophy.

The Seasiders cannot be caught at the top irrespective of what happens in their derby at Saundersfoot 2nds this afternoon, having won 12 and drawn one of their 13 league games so far.

That leaves them four points ahead of Johnston 2nds who also have just one game left.

The club, who surprisingly folded ahead of the 2017/18 season, re-grouped for this campaign after a one year absence and their young squad will now take their place in Division Four.

“It is important we have a side going in a place like Tenby,” said secretary Dene Hurlow, a long standing stalwart at The Clicketts.

“We won the Senior Cup in 2014 and then not long after that things went pear shaped – we lost a few boys and one thing led to another.

“But we were still running an Under 16s after we folded and asked the boys if they would fancy entering into Division Five the season after.

“Many of them were and before we knew it we had a good squad.”

Former Wrexham footballer Deryn Brace, who also managed Carmarthen Town and Haverfordwest County, agreed to take charge at his hometown club with Gareth Noot assisting him alongside Hurlow.

Alongside the youngsters, experienced players like Mike Ryder and brothers Jerome and Daryl Mansbridge, both pivotal to that Senior Cup triumph, returned to bolster matters.

 “It has been a squad effort,” said Hurlow.

“We told the boys if we started training properly and got fit we could win promotion. We’ve done it as champions which is a bonus.”

And Hurlow said the example of Cosheston, currently second in Division Four and winning promotion the season before, was proof the club can compete well next season.

“We have local boys who want to play in Division Four now. Maybe one or two might come in but we’ll keep building with the squad we’ve got until we level off.”