Hawarden Park have seven cup finals in their quest to avoid relegation from the Premier Division.

Ian Martin's struggling side are second from bottom, 43 points adrift of safety with two thirds of the season played.

But with Hawarden still to play all of the sides around them, Martin and his team will not throw in the towel.

Ahead of tomorrow's home clash with Denigh, he said: "We've got seven games this season and they are all cup finals.

"We've probably got to win five of our remaining matches to have a chance of staying up and we will be going out to give ourselves hope and try to put other teams under pressure."

To do just that, Hawarden must find a way of scoring some runs. It has been a hugely disappointing season with the bat for Martin's men, who have failed to reach three figures in half of their matches.

Indeed, Hawarden's top score for the season is 181, which is something they need to improve on - and fast.

Last week Hawarden scored 118 at Llandudno having been 86 for two, an all too familiar tale for Martin.

He said: Last Saturday was pretty much more of the same in terms of not scoring enough runs but then fielding and bowling out of our skins.

"We looked set for a good total but then lost wickets in clumps. The fielding and bowling was a highlight though and if we can just score enough runs we will start winning games."

Tom Ducker returns to strengthen Hawarden's batting line up for tomorrow's clash with Denbigh.

It was a similar story from Connah's Quay captain Martin Burger, who wants his side to improve their "mindset" with the bat.

Burger struck 78 in defeat at Northop, but only Josh Clarke (17) and Adam Hodgekins (11) reached double figures as Quay were bowled out for 145 having been 103 for two.

Ahead of the trip to Bangor, Burger said: "We need to start again and try to be positive.

"We need to change our mindset regarding our batting and we had a lengthy talk after the defeat to Northop.

"I was very disappointed we didn't take ownership of our wickets against Northop, myself included, and hopefully that can improve, starting against Bangor."

Darren Jones returns for Quay, who are without Hodgekins as they look to ease their relegation concerns.

Burger added: "Bangor have some good players, but we need to focus on their whole team because you can come unstuck if you don't."