A new division in the Spanish football pyramid will push the Regional Preferente Menorca down to tier six from the 2021/22 season.
Mercadal’s promotion hopes were dashed by a 2-1 defeat to Porreres at Son Malferit.
Menorca champions CE Mercadal’s chances of promotion could be improved if teams from elsewhere in the Balearic Islands are successful higher up the pyramid.
Although Menorca started the new decade without a team in a national league for the first time since the 1970s, a total of eight clubs have participated in the Tercera Division and beyond in the 21st century.
Menorca currently doesn’t have a fair pathway for its clubs up the football pyramid.
Only one Menorcan club has ever reached the Segunda Division B, Sporting Mahones, but in 2015, CE Mercadal came closer than anyone.
Menorca’s highest-ranked football club, CE Mercadal, have been relegated from the Tercera Division at the end of the 2018/19 season.