2012–13 Welsh Premier League
|Champions||The New Saints|
|Champions League||The New Saints|
|Europa League||Airbus UK Broughton|
(via domestic cup)
|Goals scored||677 (3.53 per match)|
|Top goalscorer||Michael Wilde|
|Biggest home win||Bangor City 7–1 Aberystwyth|
The New Saints 6–0 Bangor City
|Biggest away win||Newtown 1–7 Airbus UK|
|Highest scoring||Connah's Quay 6–4 Afan Lido|
Bangor City 2–1 Connah's Quay
Afan Lido 2–1 Connah's Quay
The 2012–13 Welsh Premier League, known as the Corbett Sports Welsh Premier League for sponsorship reasons) was the 21st season of the Welsh Premier League, the highest football league within Wales since its establishment in 1992. The season began on 17 August 2012.
The New Saints successfully defended their title.
Following a decision by UEFA not to allow Neath F.C. a license to compete both domestically and in continental competitions, it was ruled that they would be relegated no matter where in the league they finished. Bottom club Newtown were spared relegation.
Stadia and locations
|Aberystwyth Town||Park Avenue||5,500|
|Afan Lido||Marston Stadium||4,200|
|Airbus UK Broughton||The Airfield||2,100|
|Bala Town||Maes Tegid||3,000|
|Carmarthen Town||Richmond Park||3,000|
|Gap Connah's Quay||Deeside Stadium||1,500|
|Llanelli AFC||Stebonheath Park||3,700|
|Newtown AFC||Latham Park||5,000|
|Port Talbot Town||Victoria Road||2,500|
|Prestatyn Town||Bastion Road||2,500|
|The New Saints||Park Hall||3,000|
|Pos||Team||Pld||W||D||L||GF||GA||GD||Pts||Qualification or relegation|
|1||The New Saints (C)||32||24||4||4||86||22||+64||76||Qualification for Champions League second qualifying round|
|2||Airbus UK Broughton||32||17||3||12||76||42||+34||54||Qualification for Europa League first qualifying round|
|3||Bangor City||32||14||9||9||65||53||+12||51||Qualification for Europa League play-offs|
|4||Port Talbot Town||32||13||8||11||51||52||−1||47|
|5||Prestatyn Town||32||11||7||14||62||79||−17||40||Qualification for Europa League first qualifying round[a]|
|6||Carmarthen Town||32||10||7||15||36||50||−14||37||Qualification for Europa League play-offs|
|7||Bala Town (O)||32||17||5||10||62||41||+21||56||Qualification for Europa League play-offs|
|8||Connah's Quay Nomads[b]||32||12||5||15||62||69||−7||40|
|11||Llanelli (R)||32||10||6||16||41||68||−27||36||Relegation to Welsh Division Three|
Rules for classification: 1) points; 2) goal difference; 3) number of goals scored.
(C) Champion; (O) Play-off winner; (R) Relegated.
On 22 April 2013, Llanelli A.F.C. were liquidated by HM Revenue and Customs at the High court in London with debts of £21,000; this did not affect the final league table as the club had already played all their league fixtures prior to the ruling.
Teams will play each other twice on a home and away basis, before the league is split into two groups at the end of January 2013 - the top six and the bottom six. Clubs in these groups will play each other twice again to bring the total fixture count to 32.
UEFA Europa League play-offs
Teams who finished in positions third through eighth at the end of the regular season will play-off to determine the second participant for the 2013–14 UEFA Europa League.
|Bala Town||1 – 0||Gap Connah's Quay|
|Hunt 76' (pen.)||Report|
|Bangor City||2 – 4||Bala Town|
|Report||S. Jones 29'
M. Jones 34'
Sheridan 43', 47'
|Port Talbot Town||1 – 0||Carmarthen Town|
|Port Talbot Town||0 – 1||Bala Town|
|1||Michael Wilde||The New Saints||25|
|2||Chris Simm||Bangor City||21|
|3||Andy Parkinson||Prestatyn Town||19|
|4||Alex Darlington||The New Saints||18|
|Lee Hunt||Bala Town||18|
|6||Mark Jones||Afan Lido / Aberystwyth Town||17|
|7||David Brooks||Port Talbot Town||16|
|9||Jamie Petrie||Gap Connah's Quay||13|
|Liam Thomas||Carmarthen Town||13|
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