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The 1996–97 League of Wales was the fifth season of the League of Wales since its establishment in 1992. The league was won for the second consecutive season by Barry Town, who accrued a record total of 105 points. Their total of 129 goals scored was also a record until they broke it by five goals the following year.

For the first time, the League champions competed in the subsequent Champions League.

League tableEdit

Pos
Team
Pld
W
D
L
GF
GA
GD
Pts
Qualification or relegation
1 Barry Town 40 33 6 1 129 26 +103 105 1997–98 UEFA Champions League First qualifying round
2 Inter Cardiff 40 26 6 8 80 32 +48 84 1997–98 UEFA Cup First qualifying round
3 Ebbw Vale 40 23 9 8 87 40 +47 78 1997 UEFA Intertoto Cup Group stage
4 Caernarfon Town 40 23 9 8 81 58 +23 78
5 Newtown 40 22 5 13 74 49 +25 71
6 TNS Llansantffraid 40 19 12 9 78 54 +24 69
7 Conwy Town 40 20 8 12 66 44 +22 68
8 Bangor City 40 20 5 15 82 62 +20 65
9 Cwmbran Town 40 19 8 13 71 61 +10 65 1997–98 UEFA Cup Winners' Cup Qualifying round1
10 Porthmadog 40 18 8 14 64 60 +4 62
11 Connah's Quay Nomads 40 16 9 15 62 64 -2 57
12 Cemaes Bay 40 13 10 17 62 72 -10 49
13 Aberystwyth Town 40 13 8 19 67 82 -15 47
14 Caersws 40 11 9 20 53 77 -24 42
15 Flint Town United 40 11 8 21 48 76 -28 41
16 Carmarthen Town 40 11 7 22 41 79 -38 40
17 Welshpool Town 40 10 9 21 50 80 -30 39
18 Ton Pentre 40 12 3 25 59 99 -40 39[1] Relegation to 1997–98 Welsh Football League Division One
19 Rhyl 40 10 8 22 51 71 -20 38
20 Holywell Town 40 7 8 25 52 81 -29 29 Relegation to 1997–98 Cymru Alliance
21 Briton Ferry Athletic 40 5 1 34 39 129 -90 16 Relegation to 1997–98 Welsh Football League Division One

1 As 1996–97 Welsh Cup runners-up

NotesEdit

  1. ^ Although they finished outside the relegation zone, Ton Pentre resigned from the League of Wales to play in Division 2 South