Western League and South West Peninsula League 2022/23

Promotions and relegations have now been decided in both the Western League and the South West Peninsular League as teams from both divisions can start preparing for the 2022/23 campaign.

The Western League (stage five of the non-league pyramid) will now feature six Cornwall teams. This is after Falmouth Town and Torpoint Athletic won the East and West Divisions of the Peninsula League this season.

Town have only been defeated once in their frantic title chase which saw them crowned champions with three games remaining. They will join Mousehole, who narrowly missed out on promotion, Saltash United, Millbrook and rekindle their rivalry with Helston Athletic.

Western League Premier 2022/23 Photo: FA

Leagues could again be moved for the start of the 2023/24 season following FA plans to restructure divisions to make them more localized.

In the South West Peninsula League, West Porthleven have already been relegated from the league after resigning from the league in September 2021, although the side enjoyed success in the St Piran League winning the St Piran League Cup more early this week. Despite a better end to the season, St Dennis, who finished second, were also relegated.

Mullion, Bude Town and Holsworthy have all been promoted to the league which will consist of 18 teams. Penryn Athletic will be hoping to build on their first season back in the division last term, while Wendron, who made the Senior Cup final in the season just ended, could rise to the challenge after finishing third last season.

Falmouth Packet: South West Peninsula League 2022/23 Photo: The FASouth West Peninsula League 2022/23 Photo: The FA

The start dates for the league seasons are yet to be announced.

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