BRYMBO are looking to avoid a stressful final weekend of the Premier Division season by securing safety at Northop.

The Wrexham-based side are 14 points clear of second from bottom Pontblyddyn with two games of the season remaining.

Brymbo, without skipper James Claybrook, make their way to Northop tomorrow knowing victory will almost definitely rubber stamp their top-flight status.

But defeat, coupled with a win for Pontblyddyn at home to newly crowned champions Bangor, would mean the survival scrap goes down to the wire.

All-rounder Dan Parry, who will captain Brymbo in Claybrook’s absence, is keen to enjoy the final game of the season if possible.

“Ideally we would love to go into next weekend’s round of fixtures 16 points ahead therefore mathematically safe,” said Parry.

“This would then allow us to play with complete freedom, which we haven’t been able to do this year.”

With Northop only really fighting for a top-six finish and Bangor having wrapped up the title last weekend, it might be a good time to play the duo.

Parry isn’t getting carried away, however, continuing: “We obviously go into this weekend’s fixture looking to win to confirm our safety.

“Northop are a good young team who will be setting their sights on pushing even higher up the league next year.

“We won’t be looking for any favours and will be concentrating on what we have to do to keep everything in our hands.

“The lads have trained well this week and have put in the extra effort which I hope we will get tomorrow.”

Brymbo, who are boosted by the availability of wicket-keeper Greg King, pictured, for their trip to Northop, could have made life more comfortable by beating Denbigh last weekend.

Denbigh recovered from 53 for four to post 215 for eight, before Brymbo slipped from 82 for one to 154 all out.

“We just kept losing wickets,” reflected Parry. “We didn’t play a solid 100 overs of cricket.

“Having said that we should have won, which would have made this weekend a lot easier. But when did we do things easy!”

Already relegated Connah’s Quay play host to Gresford, while Menai Bridge make their way to Mochdre, St Asaph face Pwllheli and Denbigh entertain Llandudno.

Halkyn can move a step closer to facing Connah’s Quay and Brymbo or Pontblyddyn tomorrow.

The Flintshire side are six points clear of Bangor Seconds at the top of Division Two with two games remaining.

Ranajoy Dey’s side will be looking for a favour from Flintshire rivals Buckley, who head to Bangor tomorrow.

Other fixtures -Division One: Abergele v Dolgellau; Bersham v Llay Welfare; Gwersyllt Park v Carmel and District; Llanrwst v Hawarden Park; Mold v Bethesda; Conwy v Ruthin.

Division Two: Brymbo 2nds v Llay Welfare 2nds; Corwen v Mochdre 2nds; Marchwiel and Wrexham v Northop 2nds; Menai Bridge 2nds v Mynydd Isa and Maeshafn.

Division Three: Buckley 2nds v Connah’s Quay 2nds; Carmel and District 2nds v St Asaph 2nds; Hawarden Park 2nds v Abergele 2nds; Mynydd Isa and Maeshafn 2nds v Gwersyllt Park 2nds; Pwllheli 2nds v Mold 2nds.

Division Four: Bethesda 2nds v Llanrwst 2nds; Llandudno 2nds v Halkyn 2nds; Dolgellau 2nds v Marchwiel and Wrexham 2nds; Llangollen v Rhewl.