Five in Focus: Festive football crackers across North Wales on Saturday, Dec 28

Despite ending up with eight men Llandudno won in their last outing at Rhyl (white). Picture: James Curran

Previews – Saturday, December 28

Cymru North (2.30 pm)
Llandudno v Colwyn Bay

Llandudno will pay the price of finishing last weekend’s 1-0 derby victory at Rhyl with eight men when the Seasiders welcome Maesdu Park on Saturday.
Scott McHarrie, Dean Seager and Sam Downey, all dismissed at Belle Vue, are suspended for the visit of the Seagulls.
On the plus side, Tudno welcome back Bryan Roberts and will get a first look at summer signing, former Bangor City, Porthmadog and Caernarfon Town front man Jamie McDaid.
Llandudno’s recent form has been good. They will aim to make it six wins out of seven in all competitions tomorrow.
Third-place Bay beat Tudno 2-0 at the 4 Crosses Arena back in August, with goals from Tom McCready (penalty) and Julian Williams, in a game that attracted nearly 800 spectators.
Seagulls manager Craig Hogg told the club website: “I’m expecting a really tough game against a good side who impressed me a lot when I saw them win at Rhyl last weekend.
“There will no doubt be a big crowd at the game which will make it a special day for all involved. I know there are many Bay fans who plan on making the short trip and we are really going to need them to get behind us.
“When you add into the mix the local bragging rights that are again at stake, I’m sure the game will turn out to be a real cracker.”

Cymru North (2.30 pm)
Prestatyn Town v Rhyl

Rhyl (white) beat Prestatyn back in August. Picture: Gareth Hughes

Revenge will be on Prestatyn’s minds when they take on derby rivals Rhyl at Bastion Gardens today.
The Seasiders were beaten 2-1 at Belle Vue at the end of August – one of just two losses suffered by Neil Gibson’s side this season.
Town have a very handy seven-point lead at the summit with the Lilywhites down in fifth, 17 points adrift.
Prestatyn have recorded just one win in a league game over Rhyl in modern-day history – a 3-0 away success on Boxing Day last year.

Lock Stock Welsh Alliance Division One (2 pm)
Mynydd Llandegai v Holyhead Hotspur

Hotspur will aim to maintain their five-point lead at the pinnacle of Division One. Pic: Chris Willz

Division One leaders Hotspur will be going for a double over Llandegai, having beaten them 5-1 at the New Stadium back in August.
Darren Garmey’s men are five points clear at the peak and will be all out to maintain that lead, although Mynydd can be tricky opponents who always go to the end.

Lock Stock Welsh Alliance Division Two (2 pm)
Aberffraw v Gaerwen

Aberffraw goalkeeper Caron Hughes could be a key man today. Picture: Wynne Evans

Although Aberffraw are bottom of Division Two, their form has picked up of late in both league and cups and they can be far from counted out of this one.
Gaerwen are having a fine season, currently fourth in the table and looking good for a title challenge.
Should be a cracking Anglesey derby.

Adra Gwynedd League (2 pm)
Nefyn United v Menai Bridge Tigers

Joint player-manager Carl Jones will be a man to watch for Nefyn today.

Nefyn will be determined to maintain their awesome 100% home record when they welcome fellow high-flyers Menai Bridge to Cae’r Delyn.
The Penwaig won 5-2 at the Bridge earlier in the season, but the Anglesey outfit have suffered just two defeats overall and lie third in the standings.
Nefyn are fourth, with games in hand on all the teams above them.

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