Here we feature some other teams from Mid Wales over the years. Many will have played Newtown, and contain former Newtown players.
If you would like to contribute some photos to record past memories, or can help by naming some of the players, please contact me at 
I'd love to hear from you.


Mid Wales Clubs mentioned in:

Red Dragons
The Story of Welsh Football
by Phil Stead

is a must buy book

for any Welsh football enthusiast.

Published by

Y Lolfa
First impression



Mid Wales teams
featured in an excellent new football book,
by Mel Thomas
(May 2010)


"The Football Coast" is a brief history of the Cambrian Coast League from 1905 to 1963 but also includes details of an earlier Cambrian League, formed in 1896, which did not survive.  

Over the years familiar clubs from Pwllheli and Porthmadog to Aberystwyth competed in the league, as well as some more unusual names such as Cookes United, Tywyn Celtic, REME Tonfannau, 37th Heavy Anti-Aircraft and RAF Llanbedr.
Mel Thomas recounts the history of the Cambrian Coast League for the first time from its hesitant beginnings, through the FAW reorganisations of the leagues in the 1920s, to its sad demise in 1963. The league is still fondly remembered by many fans and ex-players and its closure left a gap that has never been adequately filled.

This A5 booklet is lavishly illustrated and includes league tables as well as a statistical section   It is the first publication from the team behind the groundbreaking Welsh Football Data Archive ( ) and will be of considerable local interest as well as to soccer fans throughout Wales.

The book is available from Siop Llyfrau Yr Hen Bost, High Street, Blaenau Ffestiniog LL41 3AA at £6 plus £1.26 postage and packing

For further details or enquiries contact

I am particularly delighted at the publication of this book,
as my uncle, T. Glynne Davies in his early days,
worked for the Cambrian News and reported
on many of the games played in this league. KD


Back; Phil Price, David Bebb, John Orrells, Chris Brown,
Dennis Roberts, Trevor Owen, Harry Jones
Front; Colin Anthony, Brian Breese, Selwyn Jones,
David Jones, Emrys Roberts

The original Abermule Team, founded in 1970



A 1960s Berriew team

Berriew Youth Team
 Central Wales Youth Cup Winners, early 1970s.

Berriew F.C. 1993

My thanks to Mervyn and Mary Jones
 for their assistance with naming the players.

A Caersws F.C. collectors item?

The Caersws F.C. team which drew 3v3 with Presteigne.
Standing; Edward........./, Wilf Smith, Harry Jones, Mayo Davies, /......../
Kneeling; Les Stephens, Glyn Richards, Stan Evans, Ieuan Owen, ........Mason, Kenny Reynolds

Caersws with the Montgomeryshire Challenge Cup, having beaten Llanymynech in Welshpool.
Standing; Emyr Evans, David Jehu, Haydn Jones, Melvyn Jones, Glyn Jones, Ieuan Owen
Kneeling; Mervyn Jones, Gordon Stephens, Wylburn Smith, Gareth Griffiths (child), Gareth Davies, Ray Stephens

Caersws skipper Gareth Davies holds the Welsh Amateur Cup having beaten Buckley 3v1 at Wrexham
Back row, Gwilym Price, Dai Evans, Ray Stephens, Gareth Davies (holding cup), Gordon Stephens, Wylburn Smith, Melvyn Jones
Front row; Llew Foulkes, Wyndham .........../, Haydn Jones.

The Caersws Amateurs team which lost 2v1 to Donnington Wood in the 1963/64 Welsh Amateur Cup Final at Newtown.
Back row; Emyr Evans, Ieuan Evans, Haydn Jones, Wylburn Smith, David Jehu, Glyn Jones
Front row; David Breeze, Peter Rees, Gareth Davies, Gordon Stephens, .........McCarter


A 1960's Caersws team which lost 4v2 against Knighton.
Back row; David Jehu, Llew Foulkes, Glyn Jones, Haydn Jones, 
Melvyn Jones, Gwilym Davies
Front row; Dennis Evans, Ray Stephens, /.........../, Gordon Stephens, Gareth Davies 

This Caersws team won the Rhayader Cup by beating Llandrindod Wells 4v1 in the final

Mickey Evans in his Wolverhampton Wanderers kit before being transferred to Wrexham F.C.. He played for the Robins from 1966 ( debut v Exeter City at home on the 20th August 1966) to 1978 (last game away to Preston North End 26th December 1978). He became coach at Wrexham and then assistant manager with Mel Sutton up to 1981/2. Mickey then became manager at Caersws. He was a former Welsh Schoolboy, Welsh Amateur Youth and Welsh under 23 International.
A vital member of the greatest Wrexham F.C. team which won promotion to the old second division of the Football League during the 1977/78 season - played 28 games and scored one goal that season.


'Car Crash' club's 50th anniversary
by James Wilson
County Times, Friday June 11, 2010

Carno Football Club celebrate their 50th anniversary in September with a reunion open to all players, supporters, and officials old and new.

Carno have enjoyed a memorable history having originated from an idea shared by Bernard Evans and Edward Glyn Jones and the late Meirion Rowlands, while in the pub convalescing after a car crash.

"When we got better we organised the Carno Football Club idea down the local watering hole," said Bernard Evans, one of the club's founders. "Our first away game was versus Llandinam," continued Bernard, "We took the train from Carno to Moat Lane, but there was no connection  to Llandinam, so we had to walk the rest of the way."

The crashed car
that helped
spawn Carno F.C.

As well as many exciting stories, Carno have had a number of triumphant victories in their history, including their first away game against Llandinam, which they ended up winning 5-2.

Another important victory was against Machynlleth in the Welsh Amateur Cup in 1963, which the underdogs won 1-0.

An early Carno F.C. team

Carno ended up winning the Montgomeryshire Cup in 1982, marking their arrival as a competitive Mid Wales side, having been formed following an idea in the pub 20 years earlier.

They had a rough start with cost and obvious organisation troubles, but pulled through which has earned them nothing but respect.

"In the begining  it was dearer to pump the footballs than to rent the fields", said Bernard, before inviting all players and, supporters and officials old and new to the reunion, which will take place on September 4, at the Community Centre in Carno.
Founding fathers; Co-founders Edward Glyn Jones (left) and Bernard Evans with some of their memorabilia from the early days of Carno


Bernard in his younger playing days
"It would be great if anyone could bring any memorabilia connected to Carno F.C. throughout the years. We would be very grateful."

To find out more information or contribute memorabilia contact Mr Evans on: 07951 051 091. 

 Montgomeryshire and District League Table
1960 - 61
Carno F.C.'s first season.


Llanymynech Res
Trewern United
Forden United 
Montgomery Town    
Llanfair Caereinion
Meifod Rovers
Pl  W  D  L    F      A  Pts
32 26  3   3  111    44 55
32 24  4   4  149    48 52
32 24  3   5  106    43 51
32 21  3   8  108    48 45
32 19  5   8  110    62 43
32 18  3  11 126    61 39
32 15  7  10 107    80 37
32 15  3  14 104    95 33 
32 10  7  15   70    90 27
32 11  5  16   63    79 27
32 10  5  17   53  101 25
32 10  5  17   66    84 25
32 10  4  18   86  113 24
32   8  3  21   63  130 19 
32   6  6  20   66  127 18
32   6  4  22   56  129 16
32   3  1  28   47  156   7

I'd like to thank Mr Bernard Evans
for sharing the following photos of Carno F.C.,
and James Wilson for putting me in touch with Bernard.
If you can help identify the players' names
or supply more photos,
please contact
Ken Davies 

Photo copyright COUNTY STUDIOS (Mont.)
Carno F. C. 1960/61

Photo copyright COUNTY STUDIOS (Mont)
Carno F. C. c1963.

Carno F. C. c1964

Photo copyright Grant's Studios, Newtown,
and reproduced here by their
kind permission
Players and Officials of Carno Football Club at their Annual Dinner at The Elephant and Castle Hotel, Newtown

Carno F.C. players, officials and their guests pictured at their annual dinner at the Bear Hotel, Newtown.

Carno F. C.

Carno F. C.

Officials and players of Carno F.C. consider the menu at the club's annual dinner
Some of the guests and members at Carno Football Club annual dinner at the Elephant and Castle Hotel, Newtown on Friday week. Chief guests were Mr, David Rawlings and Mr. Norman Leith, chairman and secretary respectively of the Montgomeryshire Amateur Football League.
The President, Cllr. Francis Thomas, read a rather witty poem about the players which he had composed, while the chairman, Mr. J. Noble, thanked everybody for their efforts throughout the season.
The secretary, Mr. Glyn Richards, outlined the progress of the club. Dancing was to The Rockets.

Carno F. C. Montgomeryshire Cup Winners 1982 - 83

Carno F. C.

Carno F. C.

This Carno team represented the village in 1995.

Carno F. C.

Carno F. C.

Carno F. C.

Carno F. C.

Carno F. C.

The triumphant Carno side......
Back row; Dicky Arthur, Graham Ellis, Gareth Griffiths, Howard Johnson, Graham Jones, Richard Evans, Brian Davies
Front row; Sammy Ellis, Peter Cluskey, Graham Hughes, Phil Richards, John Davies, Robert Evans

Carno F. C.

Carno F. C.

Carno F. C.

Carno F. C.

Carno Junior team

Carno F. C. 2009 - 10

Carno F.C.
Football Finances
1966/67 v 2008/09

Income 1966 / 67
Income 2008 / 09
Expenditure 1966 / 67
Expenditure 2008 / 09

Dolwen F.C.

Picture kindly supplied by Sara Dearden. 
Dolwen football team holding the Llanidloes Hospital Cup 1938.
They were to lose the trophy the following year to Van F.C.


The club was officially formed in 1955, playing in the Montgomeryshire League and reached the final of the Montgomeryshire Cup in 1958, when they lost 8v2 to Newtown.


Forden following the Ernest McNamee Memorial Cup Final

The club were originally formed in 1955 and were Montgomeryshire Cup finalists in 1958, losing to Newtown by 8v2.
The club sadly folded in 2007.
Photo - County Times




GKN from 1970 - a major force in the
Montgomeryshire Amateur League.


Llandinam were founder members of the Montgomeryshire League when it was founded in 1904 with Aberystwyth Town, Welshpool, Aberystwyth University, Newtown North End and the Royal Welsh Warehouse. Sadly they folded after that first season, when they came bottom of the league.

It reformed in 1956 but was wound up in 1964.

The Sunday League provided an opportunity to set up again in 1987 under manager Bernard Evans, but folded again in 1993  

Captain Ken Owen receives the Montgomeryshire Amateur Cup on behalf of Llandinam.

Llandinam F.C. which ceased around 1966
Photo - County Times

Llandinam F.C. receive a new kit from Kevin Jones Car Sales, Llanidloes, £50 from the Midland Bank and £100 from Evans Development, before their Sunday League match against the Queens Head, around 1982.
Photo courtesy of Mr Bernard Evans, who would be interested in obtaining the names of those appearing here. He can be contacted via


LLANDDEWI Schoolboys F.C.

This wonderful photograph of a cup winning team
from Llanddewi in the 1923/24 season,
is reproduced here courtesy of Lynda Price.
Linda is trying to establish the names of members of the team.
If you can help Linda, she can be contacted via



Llanfair School team who defeated Llanfyllin
in the Montgomeryshire County Shield 1937/38


A collection of Llanfair Caereinion footballers around 1971


Llanfair Caereinion in the Mid Wales League, 1977/78


 Llanfyllin F.C.
1910 - 11

The Llanfyllin School team which lost to Llanfair in the 1937/38 Montgomeryshire County Schools' Shield


Llangedwyn F.C. receive their new kit,
sponsored by Minstral Windows in 1994.

Llangedwyn F.C.
Montgomeryshire Amateur League team of the month,
December 1994


Remember the men of '21

Familiar faces from the past Llanidloes Town Welsh Amateur Championship 1921/22, as they line up for their victory picture with club officials. They include Alderman D.S. Miles, now chairman of the Mid Wales League, the late Sir George Hamer, and former Daffs skipper, Johnny Lloyd.
Front: K. Owen, W. Wharton, Ernie Vaughan (mascot)
Second row: W. Williams, R.P. Jones, J. Lloyd (Captain), W. 'Billy' Vaughan, A.G. Bent.
Third row: G.F. Hamer, G.R. Jones, J.P. Jones, E.L. Owen, G.G. Wyatt, T. Benbow.
Back row: F. Price, T. Crisp, D.S. Miles (secretary), W.E. Dakin (treasurer), F.M. Williams.
Photo supplied by Sara Dearden, whose grandfather, Billy Vaughan is wearing his Welsh Amateur International Cap. Her uncle Ernie is the mascot.

 The Llanidloes Half Holiday team which beat Newtown Half Holiday

Llanidloes with their silverware from 1946/47
Back row; Morgan Manual, Billy Vaughan, Dick Jones, Richie Breeze, Ceiriog Hughes, Dick Thomas
Middle row; Harold Jones, D.R. Jones, Vaughny Hughes, Mike Jones, Eirwyn Williams, Russell Roberts, Les Pullen, Billy Hame, Neville Meredith
Seated; Jack Lloyd, Max Phillips, Billy Edwards, Cecil Mason, Bobby Hughes, Sir George Hamer, J.W. Jones
Front row; Dai Collard, Dewi Roberts, Wynn Thomas, Gwilym Lloyd

Llanidloes Town c1950
Ken I. Jones, Derek Humphreys, Eddie Cadman, Mike Howells, Billy Edwards, Ken Evans, Dick Thomas (linesman)
Front row; Noel Benbow, Mervyn Casewell, Bryan Jones, Byron Hughes, Emyr Corfield

Llanidloes Town c1954
Back row; Granville Bennett (Trainer), Bill Rowlands (Secretary), Ieuan Evans, Bill Edwards, George Putt, Gwilym Lloyd, Mike Jones, Vauny Hughes, Dewi Davies (Chairman), Harold Jarman (Supporters Club Chairman).
Front;Peter Rees, Glyn Vaughan, John G. Griffiths, Ieuan Griffiths, Tudor Ingram

Llanidloes Town c 1955
Back row; Dick Hughes, Ieuan Evans, Lance Abberley, Ted Morgan, Vauny Hughes, Bill Edwards, Gwilym Lloyd
Front row; Peter Rees, Glyn Vaughan, Moss Griffiths, Ieuan Griffith, Tudor Ingram

A 1950s Llanidloes team (1956/57/58 era)
Back row; Gwilym Lloyd, Ieuan Evans, John Bennett, Billy Pope, Billy Edwards, Maldwyn Evans (?)
Front row; Dai Phillips, Hugh Jones, Dai Evans, Glyn Vaughn, Edward Pugh Jones

Llanidloes Town c1957
Back row; Bryan Jones, Milton Claffey, Ron Fisher,Mike Hughes, Billy Edwards, Edward Pugh Jones.
Front row;Noel Benbow, Doug Rylands, Pritchard Winter, Ieuan Evans, David Mills


1961/62 Mid Wales Cup and Montgomeryshire Cup Winners.
Back Row
; (Committee members) Bert Slawson, Russel Roberts, Bill Morgan, Dick Davies, Percy Richards, Geraint Jones, Dick Thomas, Dick Hughes.
Middle row; Mike Harries, Graham Jones, David Jones, Lyn Meredith, Peter Dellow, Bryan Jones, Derek Humphreys
Front row; Llew Richards (Chairman), Gordon Evans, Merfyn Jones, Dai Phillips (Captain), Sir George Hamer (President), Noel Benbow, Ieuan Davies, Max Phillips (Secretary)

Llanidloes' Mid Wales team in the late 1960s.
Back row; Mervyn Evans, Byron Hughes, Peter Pellow, Lyn Meredith, Mike Harries, Dewi Rees, Rob Evans,
Front row; Bert Slawson, John Mills, Brinley Thomas, Malcolm Williams, John Davies, Colin Dovaston.

A Llanidloes team from the 1970s.
Back row; Alan Jones (Manager), Clive Shortman, Ken Draycott, Carl Longland, Billy Millychop,Gerald Morgan, Sean Gorman, Mark Pugh, Ron Pugh (Chairman), Pat Morris (Secretary), Bert Slawson (Trainer).
Front row:Dennis Lloyd, /......./Terry Jones, Ian Brett, Kenny Malcolm,Andrew Jones, Andy Perry.




Above; Llanidloes Foundry team, formed by Edwina Evans, now Boswell
Below; Llanidloes Daffodils, formed by Cynthia Manuel, now Jones.
The sides achieved their aim of raising money for the Welcome Home Fund following World War II.

Received the following delightful message from Ella;
LOVE the site! Found my nanny, Edwina Evans in the Llanidloes ladies football team. Really interesting to read!
Edwina is seated, second from the right in the above photo. KD.


Llanrhaeadr pictured before a Montgomeryshire Amateur League victory against Montgomery 

Llanrhaeadr F.C. pictured before the
1999 Emrys Morgan Cup Final in Llanidloes


1994 was a great year for Llansantffraid F.C.. The first team won the major trophies and the reserves cleaned up the Montgomeryshire Amateur League awards.


Llanymynech F.C. who resigned from the
Montgomeryshire League in 1997
Photo - County Times


Machynlleth Grammar School with the Montgomeryshire County Schools Association Shield in 1950/51.
Peter Rees is seated with his International Cap


The successful Machynlleth County School Junior XI from 1950/51

Machynlleth's team from the 1960s



A Mid Wales League Representative team which beat the Wrexham League in an Amateur International Trial at Llanidloes
probably from the early 1950s



Montgomeryshire v Welsh National League
15th October 1949
The team lost 6v4 at Chirk
Players, back row: L. Owen, M. Davies, W. Morris, J. Williams,
K. Bound, T. Owen
Players front row: B. Pritchard, R. Evans, A.W. Nicholls,
P. Woosnam, E. Watkin


Montgomeryshire Schoolboys from the mid 1950s.

1965/65 Montgomeryshire Amateur League Youth Team


Rodney Rovers' victorious Montgomeryshire Village Cup winning team,
having beaten Llandinam in the 1950s.


Trewern F.C.'s changing room before an Amateur League game in the 1950s.


Photo - County Times
This is the Trewern United team which sadly folded in 2009


The VAN football team in 1939, which won the Llanidloes Hospital Cup
by beating Dolwen 3v2 in the Final.
Supplied by Sara Dearden, whose father Glyn Jones,
is the goalkeeper here.
Cup Final Line-up
1. Glyn Jones
2. I. Hughes   3. N. Rees
4. D.J. Jones   5. E. Bebb  6..  D.Jones
7.H. Davies  8. G. Jones  9. V. Hughes  10. P. Jones  11. R. Hughes


1950 /51
Back Row: Reg Owen, Doug Evans, Don Wainwright, Charlie Dorricott, Don Griffiths, Jack Webster
Front Row: Glyn Lewis, Doug Pritchard, Harold Pryce, Baldwin Richards, Bernie Pritchard, Elwyn Jones


Welshpool Rangers played in the Montgomeryshire Amateur League.
Welshpool Rangers captain Steve Pritchard receives the Montgomeryshire Amateur League Cup from League Chairman David Rowlands, watched by League Secretary Roy Haynes.



Welshpool Town 1939

Welshpool Town - 1950s.
Back row l-r: Tegwyn Evans (Secretary), Tony Evans,
Tom Howells, Ivor Jones, Grefan Owen, John Watson,
Dick Benbow (trainer)
Front: Sam Preece, Keith Aldridge, John Bennett,
Doug Pritchard, Ken Owen, Elwyn Evans,
Elwyn Jones (Trainer)

Welshpool Town F.C. - 1993 Mid Wales League

Welshpool F. C.