LLANDUDNO Albion’s pursuit of silverware was formally ended after the Football Association of Wales officially cancelled the FAW Trophy.

The Lock Stock Arla Northern League side were due to take on Penydarren BGC in the national competition final, but the governing body has now taken the “difficult decision” to bring a halt to all remaining cup competitions due to the coronavirus pandemic.

There was a glimmer of good news for Darren Jones’ men as the FAW confirmed that the prize money from each competition will be divided equally to the remaining participants.

The decision brings an end to the JD Welsh Cup, FAW Women’s Cup, FAW Amateur Trophy, FAW Youth Cup, FAW U16 Girls’ Cup and the FAW Regions’ Cup.

Clubs were informed of the decision on Thursday, July 30, which makes sense from the perspective that teams are already well into the planning stages for the start of the new campaign.

A FAW spokesman, said: “A key consideration by the Cup Board was sporting integrity, in that squads are now changing in preparation for the 2020/21 season and will, therefore, be different from those competing in the competitions during the 2019/20 season.

“The current Welsh Government regulations continue to prevent clubs from participating competitively and as the pandemic situation continues.

“The available dates to reschedule the competition has also become problematic as the FAW plans for a return to football with the 2020/21 season.”

Albion are in the midst of preparations ahead of the new tier-three campaign, whenever that gets underway due to the current climate.

They were among the frontrunners in Lock Stock Welsh Alliance Division One last time around before falling late on, and they are sure to make another bold bid during the upcoming campaign.