North Wales football’s greatest stories No16: Cefn Albion – four-timer in their debut season
Natural-born winners – Cefn Albion

Cefn Albion made national headlines at the weekend when they won the biggest prize in their brief history.

In just their fifth season of existence, the Wrexham-area club lifted the FAW Trophy with a 4-0 demolition of Pontardawe Town at Aberystwyth.

That made it seven honours already for a team which still has a league cup final to play before the end of this campaign.

While the Trophy success takes pride of place in Albion’s achievements, what they pulled off in their debut 2014/15 season will also never be forgotten.

Not only did they lift four pieces of silverware – they came within 90 minutes of a very rare five-timer.

Albion scored more goals in North Wales senior soccer than any other team that term – a stunning 237 in just 37 matches.

Albion celebrate winning the FAW Trophy. Pic: Will Cheshire

They reached double-figures on six separate occasions, their biggest win a 17-1 hammering of Mold Town United.

Cefn won the North East Wales League quite comfortably in the end, although they were given a decent run for their money by runners-up Aston Park Rangers.
In 22 league outings they rattled up an astonishing 150 goals.

Albion were also unstoppable in scooping the Premier Cup, Presidents Cup and Horace Wynne Cup.

They were denied a full house on the final night of the season when they were pipped 2-1 by Aston Park Rangers in the Clwyd Cup Final.

Cefn’s only other loss in 37 games was away to Connah’s Quay Tigers in the league.

Their top scorer was Nicky Williams with 59 goals, closely followed by Oliver Davies on 53.

Since then they have won the Welsh National League Division One title at the first attempt and the following campaign landed the Premier Division Cup.

More joy for the Albion

Cefn Albion stats 2014/15

OVERALL MATCH RECORD: Played 37 Won 35 Lost 2 Goals For 237 Goals Against 29
LEAGUE: Played 22 Won 21 Drawn 0 Lost 1 Goals For 150 Goals Against 15
PRESIDENTS CUP: Played 4 Won 4 Goals For 32 Goals Against 4
PREMIER CUP: Played 4 Won 4 Goals For 20 Goals Against 2
HORACE WYNNE CUP: Played 4 Won 4 Goals For 25 Goals Against 5
CLWYD CUP: Played 3 Won 2 Lost 1 Goals For 10 Goals Against 3

GOALSCORERS

59 – Nick Williams
53 – Oliver Davies
24 – Alex Williams
15 – Sean Jones
14 – Jamie Foulkes
13 – Torne Samuels
13 – Nic Jones
10 – Josh Williams
9 – Lee Price
9 – Tom Evans
6 – Nathan Williams
4 – Paul Griffiths
2 – Adam Davies
2 – Mark Richards
2 – Craig Roberts
1 – Josh Valentine
1 – Scott Rogers

Cefn Albion Honours

2014/15
Winners North East Wales League, President’s Cup, Premier Cup and Horace Wynne Cup
2015/16
Winners Welsh National League Division One
2016/17
Winners Welsh National League Premier Division Cup
2018/19
Winners FAW Trophy

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