AS local football fans take advantage of lockdown to put forward cases for the most superior team in the long history of the Costcutter League, another contender has been suggested.

Cardigan Town of season 2014-2015, who scooped five trophies, have been mooted as top dogs while it has been argued that virtually unbeatable Cardigan-based Maesglas of the 1980s would have seen off all challengers.

Maesglas, initially formed as a housing estate team in 1974, has a diverse history, the club folding at the start of the 1980s before reforming and embarking on a golden run…

The Blues, who are currently in the Costcutter Division Two, went out of existence for a second time in the early 1990s until resurrected for a second time.

After the second Maesglas crash several talented players opted to cross the Teifi and join St Dogmaels, a move creating a huge impact.

The likes of Kevin Jones, Mark ‘Chalkie’ Lewis and Mike Davies threw in their lot with former bitter rivals.

Saints also had the services of ex-Goodwick United goalkeeper Dougie Bowen in addition to local players Rinaldo Savinelli, Steve ‘Jerry’ Williams, Chris Townsend and Jeremy Newble so it was hardly surprising they became a force to be reckoned with.

The highlight was undoubtedly lifting the J Emrys Morgan Cup under the captaincy of class act Savinelli with victory over Llanrhaeadr in season 1994-95.

During the Golden Nineties, the Teifi Estuary villagers were champions four seasons on the trot – and that is a record not equalled since the league started in season 1921-22 and celebrates its centenary next term.