The Gwent Central League gets underway and it will see a much changed Second team start the defence of their First Division title at Penypound Stadium. After a summer of retirements and defections manager Giles Prosser will need to rebuild this term with a number of players looking to step up and show they are ready to take a step up in the club. Whatever team takes to the field, it will be tested as much by the wide open spaces of the Thursdays home ground as much as the opposition.