AIRBUS UK Broughton boss Craig Harrison says all the pressure will be on Rhyl when the two meet for the third time this season at the Airfield tonight (7.30pm).
The Lilywhites, who top the table on goal difference, saw their 11-game unbeaten start come to an end on Saturday when they surprisingly lost 3-2 at home to a Port Talbot team who had never won at Belle Vue before.
On the same afternoon, the Wingmakers were banishing their four-match winless run with a 3-1 victory against a Caersws side featuring six of their old boys.
Former Middlesbrough defender Harrison now wants to avenge Airbus’ Loosemores Challenge Cup defeats to Rhyl by taking at least a point from tonight’s clash.
He said: “The pressure is on them because they have to win. Knowing football like I do, I know they will be a little bit nervous even though they’ve got a lot of experienced lads.
“Rhyl, with the squad they’ve got, probably should be three or six points clear at this stage, but they’re not and Port Talbot proved you can get at them.”
One of their big-name summer signings was Harrison’s predecessor Gareth Owen. Owen did not play in the cup clashes and so tonight will mark his first playing return to the Wingmakers since he guided them to a record 11th-placed finish last season.
Owen’s successor in the Airbus engine room, Danny Desormeaux, made it six goals in seven games since returning to the club with a delightful brace at Caersws before substitute Tom Rowlands sealed a well-deserved win with a fine finish.