Competition for places has brought the best out of high-flying Airbus this season.

That’s the opinion of assistant boss Andrew Thomas, who has seen the Wingmakers record 13 successive league wins to open up a 12-point lead at the top of the table.

Full-back Matty McGinn, pictured, is a doubt for tomorrow’s home clash with Holyhead Hotspur, but Danny Taylor, a defender with Football League experience is waiting in the wings.

And that is the type of strength in depth that Thomas is talking about, the assistant saying: “The lads know that if they don’t perform then there is another player to come in.

“If someone doesn’t perform they come out of the team and it could be a few weeks before they are back in the starting XI.

“Every game is tough and the competition for places is bringing out the best in the players.”

There would be a temptation for Airbus to take their foot off the gas with rock-bottom Holyhead visiting the Airfield tomorrow for an earlier kick-off time of 1pm.

But Thomas continued: “We only ever focus on the game that is in front of us and on ourselves and how we can keep improving.

“If we keep doing that then we should keep winning.

“We won November in terms of points and that’s how we are doing things - we are breaking the season down into months.

“December is next and we want to finish top of the points before we head into January and go again.

“It’s a way of helping us keep our focus and if we continue to come out on top each month then we will go on and achieve what we want to.”

Fellow Flintshire side, Buckley Town, are looking to end their three-match losing run with a home win against Denbigh.

Dan Moore’s men were beaten 2-0 in their Flintshire derby at Flint last weekend, while Denbigh head to Globe Way full of confidence after dispatching Holyhead Hotspur 3-1.

Flint Town United won’t under-estimate Guilsfield when the two teams go head-to-head at the Community Centre Ground.

Silkmen boss Niall McGuinness went on a scouting mission to watch the Guils suffer a 4-1 defeat at the hands of Rhyl last weekend.

But McGuinness saw enough to know that Flint will be caught out if they are below-par.

He said: “I went to watch them and they were very good, and very unlucky.

“It was never a 4-1 game. Guilsfield could have been two or three goals up before they fell behind.

“They are a good, organised outfit and we won’t take them lightly.”

Myles Hart could return for Flint, who remain without suspended attack Francois Antoine, as they look to chase down Airbus at the top of the table.

Despite losing just one game this season, Flint are 12 points adrift of the table toppers.

There is a crunch clash at Belle Vue tonight as Eddie Maurice-Jones’ Rhyl entertain rivals Bangor City.

The fifth placed hosts have won their last six matches in all competitions, while Bangor are in fourth courtesy of a five-game winning run and have just appointed Gary Taylor-Fletcher as boss.

“Rhyl and Bangor are the two biggest clubs in the area, if not Wales, and deserve to be playing at a higher level and I believe both are destined to in the near future, and this is one of the main reasons I came to the club,” said Maurice-Jones.

“It will be two great teams going head-to-head and both have been picking up some good results, despite not playing at our best, so it is definitely one to look forward to.”

Ruthin host Conwy and Llanrhaeadr make their way to Prestatyn tomorrow.