COLWYN Bay FC will play their football in tier two upon their return to the Welsh domestic system this season.

The Pioneer understands that Football Association of Wales officials came to the conclusion following a special meeting on Friday, March 29, with the Bay deciding to leave the English pyramid due to financial constraints.

The news will come as a massive boost to manager Craig Hogg and director of football Neil Coverley, who can now begin plans to form a squad capable of challenging for promotion to the current Huws Gray Alliance next term.

The news has also thrown up some eye-catching derby ties during the next campaign, with the Seagulls set to come up against the likes Another team that are set to be thrown into the mix are Llandudno, who will be relegated from the JD Welsh Premier League if they lose at Carmarthen Town during their next outing.

A full statement will be made shortly in regards to the decision, which is expected to announce a 17-team tier two to make room for the Bay.

The decision will be met with anger by some sections of the footballing community throughout the region, but it will come as a massive boost to coastal sides that can now enjoy two landmark fixtures against the Seagulls next term.