Previews: Six great weekend football fixtures

Can Llysfaen bust a jinx this Saturday?

games to watch – Saturday, February 8

Cymru North (2.30 pm)
Guilsfield v Gresford Athletic

Gresford (red) in recent action against Conwy. Photo: Chas Rowland

Really good contest on the cards at Clos Mytton with both these sides having won their last four on the bounce.

Guilsfield are having a great season, currently sitting fourth in Cymru North with games in hand on teams above them, while Athletic’s good run of form has lifted them clear of the relegation zone into 11th.

Steve Halliwell brought some great talent to Clapper’s Lane in the transfer window and it would be no surprise to see them getting a decent result in Powys.

Welsh Alliance Division One (2.30 pm)
Llanrug Utd v Glan Conwy

Llanrug ace Dylan Owen is always a danger man

Victory for Glan would lift them back into second in Division One, but they can expect a big test against a Llanrug side really lifted by last weekend’s excellent result at Bodedern, where the Eithin Duon outfit triumphed 3-0.

Glan had been on a great run of form before slipping to a narrow loss at Holyhead Hotspur last time out. They are more than capable of bouncing back.

Welsh Alliance Division Two (2.30 pm)
Y Felinheli v Penmaenmawr Phoenix

Felinheli (red) know where the goal is. Picture: Jack Cain

The top pair in Division Two clash at Cae Seilo.

Leaders Phoenix will feel better about life after last weekend’s superb 3-1 win at Gaerwen, which followed a couple of blips.

Felinheli have plenty of goals in their locker and possess the look of a real title-challenging squad.

Felin are just three points behind Pen with three games in hand. They are unbeaten at Cae Seilo in the league and have lost just one of their 16 Division Two matches home and away.

Welsh National League Premier Division (2 pm)
Rhostyllen v Holywell Town

Can Rhostyllen scupper Holywell’s unbeaten run?

A clash of the leading two with both sides on 38 points.

However, Holywell are in the better shape of the pair, unbeaten in 14 matches with 56 goals scored and a mere six conceded.

Rhostyllen have played three games more than the Wellmen, and although they have scored 61 compared to Town’s 56, the Wrexham area side have let in 27.

While having a goal machine like Tom Douglas, who has netted 33 times in 21 games, gives Rhostyllen a big chance against anyone, they will have been concerned by last weekend’s 4-1 home defeat versus Llay Welfare.

The Vicarage Hill side need a big response against Johnny Haseldin’s visitors.

Vale of Clwyd and Conwy League President’s Cup quarter-finals (1.30 pm)
Llandudno Amateurs Reserves v Llysfaen

Sean Sheridan (left) is always a man to watch for Llysfaen

While Llysfaen have blown virtually everyone out of the water this season, one team they have struggled to conquer is Llandudno Amateurs Reserves.

Last weekend they were held 3-3 in the league at Tudno and back in September Emlyn Robert Jones’ side only managed a 2-2 result at home with the same opponents.

This Saturday they get another chance to break the jinx when the Bananabeau heroes travel to Llandudno again for a President’s Cup battle.

Still undefeated in the league and top of Division One on goal difference, apart from drawing twice with Llandudno, Llysfaen have won their other nine matches in a canter.

North East Wales League (2 pm)
Sychdyn v Chirk Town

Chirk Town need to bounce back at Sychdyn

Can Sychdyn complete a surprise league double over the Taverners?

At the start of January, the Mold area side pulled off an unexpected 1-0 win at Chirk, handing them their first league defeat.

And Sychdyn carried on upsetting the odds last weekend when they pipped current league leaders Brymbo Victoria 3-2 in the NEWFA Horace Wynne Cup.

By the same token, Chirk slipped 2-1 at Borras Park Albion and will certainly want to avoid suffering what would be a third league reverse of the season when they visit Wat’s Dyke Way.

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