JD Cymru Premier
Caernarfon Town v Newtown (Friday, 8 pm)
Fifth entertains seventh in a game between teams which experienced contrasting fortunes in midweek cup action.
Despite being in fine form in the league – five matches unbeaten – Caernarfon crashed 4-1 at home to Cymru North leaders Prestatyn Town in the Nathaniel MG Cup on Tuesday night.
Canaries manager Sean Eardley pulled no punches after the tie when describing the poor level of performance and will demand better against Newtown.
On their return to the Welsh Premier last season, the Cofis lost three times to the Robins before thrashing Chris Hughes’ side 4-1 at The Oval in April.
Newtown, who defeated Penybont 2-1 in the Nathaniel MG Cup on Tuesday, also performed really well in a 1-1 draw with Connah’s Quay Nomads last weekend and are more than capable of getting a result at Caernarfon.
JD Cymru North
Prestatyn Town v Bangor City (Friday, 7.45 pm)
Both sides will enter Friday’s clash on a real high after giant-killing successes in the week.
In the Nathaniel MG Cup, Prestatyn thrashed Caernarfon Town 4-1 away, while Bangor knocked out nine-time competition winners The New Saints on penalties.
Town top the Cymru North with seven wins out of eight, City having dropped to ninth after last Saturday’s 3-2 home loss to Llandudno.
Great contest on the cards at the Motion Finance Stadium.
JD Welsh Cup second qualifying round (Saturday, 2.30 pm)
North East: Llay Miners Welfare v Penycae
This all-Welsh National League Premier Division tie could be a close one.
Llay are 10th in the table, with Penycae fifth, but Mike Gadie’s Welfare side can give anyone at their level a big test when on top form.
Last weekend saw Penycae win 4-0 in the league, while Llay lost by the same score, but that isn’t necessarily a pointer as to how Saturday’s tussle will go.
North West: Bangor 1876 v Penrhyndeudraeth
Could 1876 of the Gwynedd League face their toughest hurdle yet when they welcome Welsh Alliance Division One outfit Penrhyn to Treborth?
The Bangor side have won eight out of eight across all competitions so far, including dumping Welsh Alliance Division Two Pwllheli out of the FAW Trophy.
Penrhyn are fifth-from-bottom in Division One with just two wins in eight outings, one of them a 7-2 triumph over basement team Llandyrnog last weekend.
Lock Stock Welsh Alliance League
Div Two: Llandudno Junction v Gaerwen (Sat, 2.30 pm)
After winning their first five in Division Two, Gaerwen have lost two on the bounce.
Have the wheels fallen off already for the Anglesey side, or is this just a minor blip in what was promising to be a great season?
Junction have not won since the first week of the campaign, but can prove tricky opponents. This will be far from a foregone conclusion.
Guy Walmsley Welsh National League
Premier Div : Rhostyllen v Llanuwchllyn (Sat, 2.30 pm)
Top of the table Rhostyllen will certainly not be taking seventh-place Llanuwchllyn lightly.
Saturday’s visitors walloped previous leaders Brymbo 4-1 last weekend and before that recovered from three-down to force a 3-3 draw with high-flying Mold.
A win would put the hosts five points clear at the summit.
Salisbury & Co Vale of Clwyd and Conwy League
Premier Div: Abergele v Bro Cernyw (Saturday, 2.30 pm)
Gele have started the season well – a 100% record at home with three straight wins and two away draws making them unbeaten and lying second in the standings.
Bro have done well on the road, however, with three wins out of four and currently sit fifth in the table.
Cartrefi Cymunedol Gwynedd League
Caergybi v Llanystumdwy (Saturday, 2.30 pm)
Interesting game this one.
Caergybi are eighth in the table and unbeaten at home, but Saturday will bring just their third game this season on their own turf.
Llanystumdwy have not made the best of starts, but last weekend’s surprise 3-2 victory at Bontnewydd suggests they are capable of springing another shock.
Top Mark Uniforms North East Wales League
Borras Park Albion v Penyffordd Lions (Sat, 2 pm)
Revenge will be Penyffordd’s mission when they visit Borras.
Seven days ago, Albion upset the odds with a 2-0 success at Pen in the Premier Cup. This was achieved despite playing with 10 men for 70 minutes due to injuries.
Penyffordd will be out to put the record straight, while Borras are sure to want to prove last weekend’s result was no fluke.
Lucas Oil Anglesey League
CPD Y Fali v Holyhead Hotspur Res (Saturday 12 noon)
Valley v Holyhead is always a good derby and Saturday’s clash should prove no exception.
Kicking off early due to Hotspur’s first team taking on Holyhead Town in the Welsh Cup at 2.30 pm. both Y Fali and Spurs Reserves have started the season well.
Second hosts fourth in this one, with Valley proving especially deadly in the goals department so far. They also have a 100% home record comprising five wins on the bounce.
Hotspur have been good on their travels, though, collecting 10 points out of a possible 15.