St Clears have won the World Cup.

It’s not a line you’d ever expect to hear, but it was one being banded about on Twitter on the weekend when the Carmarthenshire Saints triumphed in the World Cup of Non League Club Crests competition.

With a lot of clubs at a loose end for obvious reasons, an account named Non-League Rambler looked to fill the void by creating a World Cup whereby clubs went head to head over who boasted the better badge. Matches were put to public vote, and when St Clears reached the semi finals to face Newcastle Blue Star suddenly others in Pembrokeshire started taking note.

There was some high profile help with the likes of former Welsh rugby player Mike Phillips urging people to back his former town, and sure enough they secured 52.5% of the vote to set up a final with Wirksworth Ivanhoe FC.

Again the Saints prevailed with 53.8% of the vote, and afterwards the club said they hoped they had at least helped a few people smile in a difficult period for all concerned.

“A big thankyou to all who voted, shared, and supported us the last few weeks,” they said.

“It was all good fun and even more so in these times. And thankyou to Non-League Rambler for organising.”

Indeed, the organiser himself has since pledged to visit the club and present them with their prize when it becomes safe to do so.

Indeed, social media and online competitions now seem to set to play a big role in the months to come. Ammanford AFC are currently running a 128 team online FIFA tournament for Welsh clubs, with all funds raised going to the NHS.