NIALL MCGUINNESS can’t quite put his finger on why Flint Town United have been flying out of the traps this season.

But he’s only too happy for the trend to continue as the Silkmen make their way to Bangor City this evening.

Thirteen of Flint’s 18 goals have come inside the opening 40 minutes of matches, helping McGuinness’ men secure five wins from six outings in all competitions.

Asked about their penchant for early goals, McGuinness said: “I don’t quite know how or why it’s happened.

“We pump the lads up prior to the game, so that probably has something to do with it, and we do try to and put the opposition on the backfoot early on.

“We were quite similar last season, but we didn’t take the chances that we have this season. We’ve been ruthless with the chances we’ve created, which has been pleasing.”

Flint know victory at Bangor City should take them top of the league - leaders Prestatyn head to Conwy Borough tomorrow - but McGuinness expects a tough test from the Citizens.

“I watched them last Wednesday against Conwy and they were solid with very good athletes around the pitch,” said McGuinness of Bangor as they beat Borough 1-0 to set up a Cymru Premier League Cup tie with The New Saints.

“They like to play football and they’ve got good energy, so we know they are a side capable of hurting us.

“But we are confident in our squad and the ability to get a result.”

Alex Titchener is expected to miss the trip for Flint after picking up a hamstring strain in the 3-1 victory over Porthmadog on Saturday.

Buckley Town will be looking to extend their unbeaten run to three games in all competitions as Llandudno head to Globe Way this evening.

Dan Moore’s men were held to a 2-2 draw at Llangefni, an own goal, pictured, and an effort from Pat Hinchcliffe earning Buckley a share of the spoils.

Moore was frustrated as Llangefni became the latest side to sit deep against Buckley, the boss hoping that it’s not a regular occurrence.

He said: “Having teams sit in against us and defend deep is not something we’ve come up against often, and I don’t expect it to happen frequently going forward, but it’s certainly highlighted a training need we will address.”