LLANDUDNO Town will be relieved to be play away at Glantraeth today after another home flop in midweek.
Having beaten Glantraeth 3-1 at Maesdu Park in September in a rare success in front of their own fans, the Seasiders will target the double in the Bodorgan return following Wednesday’s 1-1 draw with Llanfairpwll.
Joint manager Deiniol Graham said: “Our home form is abysmal and it was the same last season as well for some unknown reason, and the lads feel the pressure is off when playing away.”
Wednesday’s goalscorer Jodie Hamilton is out for work reasons but forward Bryn Jenkins returns, while centre-back Neil Coverley should resume after injury.
Glantraeth need to check on midfielders Paul Tilbury (ankle) and Chris Saxon (knee), while Jonathan Peris Jones, scorer of seven goals in four games recently, is the striker in form.
Skipper Nick Whitely returns to boost Buckley Town as they will look to push clear of the basement places in today’s home meeting with Holyhead, writes John Bridgwater.
Whitely missed the midweek 2-0 defeat against Denbigh.
“After back to back wins, Denbigh was a game we should have won,” said manager Simon Sedgwick. “I was disappointed for the lads who put so much effort in.”
Andy Neill is also back but Rhys Robbins is suspended.
Llandyrdnog United will be without skipper Chris Williams for today’s first meeting of the season against fifth-bottom visitors Penrhyncoch, writes Mike McEvoy.
Williams serves a one-match ban carried over from last week’s match at Llanfairpwll, which was called off.
Manager John James must also do without striker Michael Bryan Jones, who has still not recovered from the injury collected against Prestatyn Town three weeks ago.
“We had expected Michael to be fit to resume but unfortunately that’s not the case,” said James.
To cover the gaps James calls up midfielder Stuart Vernon together with young front runner Danny Jones, who has been impressing with the reserves.
The manager said: “Both will be added to what is still a strong squad and with home advantage we will be looking to pick up the points that will move us even higher up the top half of the table.”
Penrhyncoch have five games in hand over Llandyrnog and will be lifted by their 3-1 win over Gresford last week.