Six Saturday crackers: which games are in the spotlight this weekend?

Llangefni (blue) take on Gresford last weekend. Picture: Chas Rowland

Saturday, December 7 – Six Games to Please

JD Cymru North (2.30 pm)
Llangefni Town v Llanrhaeadr-ym-Mochnant

Having taken four points from their last two away games, Llangefni will be looking to keep the positives flowing at home when Llanrhaeadr-ym-Mochnant visit Talwrn Road.

The visitors from Powys are still very handily placed in sixth after an encouraging start to the campaign. Cefni are fourth from bottom.

Llangefni manager Chris Roberts said: “We know that this will once again be a tough game and we know the strengths that the opposition have and will be mindful of them going into this game.

“The lads have trained well in the week and are prepared for this match. We will be looking to build on the 4 points gained in our last two matches which were both away from home.

“A few harsh words were said by myself in the dressing room after our home match against Guilsfield at the beginning of last month and the lads have responded superbly to what was said and they are all putting the effort in at training and in the last two matches which is really pleasing to see and also shows the great character I have in my dressing room.

“We are looking forward to playing at home again on Saturday and seeing and hearing the support from the Cefni fans once again as they get behind us. They really do give us a boost and we will do everything we can to get those points for you.”

Lock Stock Welsh Alliance League Division One
Greenfield v Llanrwst Utd

Greenfield in recent cup action against Flint. Picture: Lee Douglas

Fifth and sixth meet in what promises to be a great battle at Alpha Park between two teams both on 22 points.

Greenfield have won their last six games in Welsh Alliance League or domestic cup-related competitions without conceding a single goal.

Their only losses since September have come in the Welsh Cup and FAW Trophy.

Llanrwst, meanwhile, were victorious in all of their November matches, leading to Leighton Griffiths landing the Manager of the Month award.

Lock Stock Welsh Alliance League Division Two
Gwalchmai v Penmaenmawr Phoenix

Gwalchmai’s Craig Evans is Welsh Alliance Division Two Manager of the Month for November. Picture: Welsh Alliance Facebook page

The top pair in Division Two meet on Anglesey with leaders Gwalchmai enjoying home advantage.

Gwalch have won seven on the bounce, form which guaranteed Craig Evans the Manager of the Month for November.

Phoenix had been going well before losing their last two against the now-resigned Holyhead Town and Y Felinheli.

Pen and Gwalch drew 1-1 in the league back in August.

Lock Stock Cookson Challenge Cup quarter-final (2.30 pm)
Denbigh Town v Bodedern Athletic

Denbigh striker Mark Roberts. Picture: Stephen Whitfield

These two try again following last weekend’s tie being postponed not long before kick-off after the pitch had been earlier passed fit.

Welsh Alliance Division One leaders Denbigh are unbeaten in five and stormed into the last 16 of the FAW Trophy with a 5-1 win at Nefyn most recently.

Bodedern, currently seventh in WAL Division One, have shown mixed form this season but did beat Denbigh 1-0 at Cae Ty Cristion in a league game back in September.

Semi-final draw: Denbigh Town/ Bodedern v Nantlle Vale, Greenfield v Holyhead Hotspur (to be played in January).

Adra Gwynedd League
Trearddur Bay Bulls v Bangor 1876

Trearddur Bay Bulls have started the season superbly. Pic: Wynne Evans

Arguably the game of the season so far in the Gwynedd League as leaders Bulls take on unbeaten Bangor 1876.

Promoted last season as Bryngwran Bulls before changing their home ground and name to Trearddur Bay Bulls, Richard Owen’s side have won nine, drawn one and lost one to date.

They are seventh points ahead of fourth-place 1876, who have played seven, won seven and scored a massive 52 goals.

Mel Jones’ side won their first 13 in all competitions before defeats in the Welsh Cup and FAW Trophy respectively to Ruthin Town and Llanrwst United.

Lucas Oil Anglesey League
Holyhead Hotspur Res v Cemaes Bay

Cemaes top-scorer Steven Whittaker (red). Pic: Edryd Jones

Only once in 13 league matches this season have leaders Cemaes Bay lost – and that was at home to Saturday’s opponents Hotspur back in August.

Since then, the Bay have been virtually unstoppable, building up an eight-point lead at the pinnacle.

However, Hotspur Reserves are lying a handy third, 12 points in arrears of Cemaes but with three games in hand.

Bay have amassed a phenomenal 84 goals in their 13 games. Can they gain revenge and turn over Hotspur on Saturday, or will Tom Scott’s side do the double over the School Lane men?

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