LLANDUDNO Town and Bala Town, squaring up for today’s second showdown in six weeks, are agreed about one thing – the need to stop Prestatyn Town running away with the title.
Prestatyn boast a 13-point lead at the top, whereas second-placed Llandudno and third-placed Bala, who are a point apart, have two games in hand.
Seasiders’ joint manager, James Cornish, said: “This is a must-win clash for us and, although there is still a lot of football to be played this season, we have got to catch up with Prestatyn.”
He added: “Bala have lost three games on the bounce, which hints that all might not be well there, and if this is the case it is up to us to exploit the situation.”
Top scorer Lee Thomas, on 10 goals but with five yellow cards is serving a one-match ban.
Flint Town United could be without two regulars as they look to stretch their stunning run of four wins and a draw when they take on mid-table Guilsfield at Cae Castell, writes Mike McEvoy.
Striker Adam Renshaw is nursing a knee injury while defender Ian Parry is carrying a hamstring strain so both face late fitness tests.
“We don't want to take any chances with them so if there is any doubt we will give them more time,” said Flint manager Paul Davies.
“Guilsfield are a difficult side to measure because you never quite know what they are going to do, but if we stick to our own game then I really believe we can beat anyone.
“The challenge now is to make sure we keep it going and hope that our rivals falter to let us right back in.”
Buckley Town will hope to stop the rot when they journey to Gap-Queens Park as they continue their battle to stave off relegation danger, writes John Bridgwater.
Both sides go into the encounter on the back of some disappointing results and Buckley boss Simon Sedgwick knows it is up to his charges to put things right.
“We've got ourselves into the mess, and it's now up to us to get out of it,” he said.
“We badly need a win and we've just got to roll our sleeves up and work hard. At the moment we're failing to put our chances away and giving silly goals away.”
Buckey, who had no fewer than eight players unavailable for last week's postponed clash at Penrhyncoch, hope to be close to full strength, with Andy Neill the only absentee through suspension.