Cefn Albion have played a massive part in revitalising football in their part of North Wales - and now they’re targeting a Welsh Cup giant-killing that would really put their name on the map.

Albion make the trip to past Welsh Cup winners Bangor City where they will be cheered on by around 200 travelling fans tomorrow afternoon.

Having reformed and tasted title glory in the North East Wales League, football is booming in the area with the well-established Cefn Druids, where Albion now call home, leading the way.

Cefn Mawr Rangers complete the team trilogy while just a few miles away, Plas Madoc are doing just what Albion did and working their way up the Welsh footballing pyramid.

“Everyone loves football around here,” said Albion’s joint-boss Stephen Davies. “Druids have welcomed us with open arms and we’re getting good crowds at The Rock this season.

“We have a good committee and a good group of players at the club. There’s a real togetherness and the whole club is looking forward to the Bangor trip - and we’re taking three coaches up there too!”

Albion have played Bangor before losing 6-1 at their old Farrar Road ground in the 1980s where Gavin Foulkes scored for Cefn.

“It’s a great tie for us,” added Davies. “We go there as underdogs and we have absolutely nothing to lose.

“We’ve got to contain them and frustrate them and just give it our best shot - and I’m sure the lads will do that.”

Asked whether he or assistant boss Sean Jones had told his players who will be in the starting line-up at the Cymru Alliance side, Davies replied: “None of the players know yet and there’s a reason for that. I don’t know either. The only name on the team-sheet is the goalkeeper, Josh Roberts. He will definitely start.”

Nathan Williams and Jimmy Jones return with Davies admitting: “It gives me an excellent headache to have heading into what is arguably the club’s biggest game in decades.

“We are not expected to win the tie so there is no pressure on the team, they need to enjoy it and play like I know they can.”

Buckley Town manager Dan Moore has demanded a reaction from his players in their home tie with Denbigh Town.

Moore slammed his side’s performance in last weekend’s 5-2 humbling by Rhyl, calling it their worst showing in two seasons.

Now the Town boss has called for a more balanced approach to secure a third round berth against their league rivals.

He said: “There was so much wrong with our second half performance against Rhyl.

“We normally pride ourselves on our workrate in games but that just wasn’t there.

“We lacked leadership and organisation, and we were really poor in terms of our shape when out of possession.

“Those are all elements I expect us to improve this weekend and I’m looking for a bit more balance between attacking well and not leaving ourselves to exposed defensively.

“We’ve done our homework on Denbigh who I’ve watched a couple of times this season. They have some quality in their squad so we have a good idea what to expect from them.

“Having home advantage is a bonus and we’ll do everything we can to get into the next round.”

Full-back Dylan Roberts is Buckley’s only doubt while former Holywell forward Connor Littler is cup-tied.

Welsh Alliance leaders Llangefni, meanwhile, are favourites to see off St Asaph City at home in the day’s other Northern Section tie.

Steve Halliwell says his mis-firing Gresford Athletic side face a ‘mountain’ of a challenge in their second round tie at in-form Flint Town United.

The Colliers’ patchy league form has seen them fail to score in seven fixtures this term - a worrying trend that has left them languishing in mid-table.

And Halliwell, whose side lost 1-0 at Cae-y-Castell in the Cymru Alliance last month and were beaten by Flint in last season’s League Cup final, admits that his injury-hit side are underdogs tomorrow.

He said: “In the form we’re currently in we’ve got a mountain to climb and this was one of the last fixture we would have wanted.

“We’ve been poor in our last couple of league games, particularly against Ruthin where we’ve really struggled to create much at all even when we threw another couple of attacking players on from the bench.

“Flint are going well. They’re well-organised and have assembled a very decent squad this season.

“We’ll be making changes too and go there with a gameplan that can hopefully get us into the third round.”

Flint manager Niall McGuinness expects a backlash from the visitors, but insists his side are focused solely on progressing.

The Silkmen head into the clash on a five-game unbeaten streak and McGuinness said: “We know what Gresford are all about, and even though we’ve come away with wins in the last two fixtures - both have been really tight.

“Those results will probably give them a little bit more of an incentive to come here and turn us over, so we need to be ready for that.

“From our point of view I think the fitness work we’ve increased in training this season has really started to pay off.

“Scoring late in games is down to us keeping going for the full 90 minutes at times when the opposition are tiring. That’s what we’ll need to show again to get ourselves into the next round.”

Flint striker Francois Antoine is suspended for the clash, while top scorer Mark Cadwallader (left) and full-back Jack Lewis are both injury doubts.

Recently re-signed midfielder Tom Freeman comes into the Gresford squad, though full-back Ben Burrows and injured quartet Simon Smith, Joe Davies, Jack Challenor and Niall Freeman all likely to miss out.

There are six other Cymru Alliance sides aiming to make it through to the third round draw.

Two of them meet in Anglesey tomorrow with struggling Holyhead Hotspur having home advantage over Ruthin Town.

Airbus are used to opponents adopting a cup final mentality against them and assistant boss Andy Thomas expects more of the same tomorrow.

The Wingmakers have been in outstanding form this term after 11 successive victories has seen them blaze a trail at top of the Cymru Alliance.

Thomas believes other sides are now desperate to end their hot winning streak and expects a determined display from visitors Llay Welfare in their Welsh Cup second round clash at the Airfield.

He said: “A lot of teams we’ve played this season have treated games against us like it’s their cup final, so it’s something we’re getting used to now.

“I suppose it’s natural that going on a winning run run breeds that kind of mentality in the teams you come up against.

“We’re there to be shot at and every team has become a little bit more keen to beat us.

“As a lower league side Llay will come here looking to cause an upset and I expect them to make it very tough for us all over the pitch.

“We’ll show them every respect and prepare for it as if it were a league game.”

Llay manager Mike Gadie wants his side to rise to the occasion.

He said: “Since the draw was made performances have dipped which has been quite alarming for me.

“However, we travel to Airbus with absolutely no pressure on us whatsoever. We’re just going to enjoy the occasion and hopefully make a good account of ourselves.

Hopefully we’ll get a great travelling crowd from the village too.”

George Finlay, John Rhys Edwards, Luke Kavanagh and Ryan Sadler will all come into the squad.

Airbus have no fresh injury concerns, with in-form striker Asa Hamilton likely to spearhead their attack once more.

“The squad here is as strong as it’s ever been and there’s competition for places in every position now,” added Thomas.

“There could be changes in certain areas, but we’ll put out a side we’re confident can get us into the next round”

In-form Porthmadog make the trip to mid-Wales to face Llanfair United as Craig Papirnyk’s side look to extend their unbeaten run to six games.

Guilsfield host Nantlle Vale, while Prestatyn Town and Rhyl entertain Berriew and Caersws respectively.