PRESTATYN Town held a video conference meeting with supporters regarding the Tier 1 Domestic Licence appeal failure.

The runaway JD Cymru North leaders held their meeting on Thursday, May 14, which saw a wealth of committee members and manager Neil Gibson in attendance.

Supporters were also formally introduced to Chris O’Neal, who is assisting the Seasiders’ through the next stage of their appeal after playing a leading role in Bangor City having their 42-point deduction quashed last season.

Town’s bid for a return to the top-flight was put in serious doubt after they were denied the necessary licence on appeal.

This was down to the controversial situation regarding their TV gantry, which was listed as the primary reason behind the refusal.

Club officials did submit a planning application for a new gantry prior to the coronavirus pandemic, but Denbighshire county council has been unable to grant this in the current predicament.

There is also an issue regarding the Football Association of Wales’ outsourcing of work during the licence process. The Journal understands that the person in question who was tasked with dealing with Prestatyn’s application asked for a delay due to other commitments.

The club has now formally written to FAW chief executive officer Jonathan Ford, which formally outlines the reasons why the initial rejection should have been overturned.

They are reportedly willing to take the matter to the Court of Arbitration for Sport in a bid to secure promotion back to the JD Cymru Premier at the second time of asking.

Gibson’s side were 16 points clear of nearest rivals Flint Town United before the domestic season was suspended due to Covid-19.

The Silkmen do have two games in hand on their championship rivals, and they were given their Tier 1 Licence on appeal.