HOLYWELL TOWN will go all guns blazing as the embark on what is hoped will be another memorable cup run.

The Wellmen famously reached the semi-finals of the competition in 2013/14 when in tier-three, before reaching the latter stages once more 12 months later.

Both times Holywell were beaten by top-flight Aberystwyth, but during each run John Haseldin’s men were also able to knock out Cymru North opposition in the shape of Mold Alex, Buckley Town and Penycae.

Tomorrow’s meeting with Cymru North outfit Llandudno, who have former Wellmen Shaun Pearson and Aaron Pomeyie in their squad, evokes plenty of memories for the now Welsh National Premier Division Holywell, and boss Haseldin can’t wait for kick-off.

“We need to make sure we don’t undersell ourselves,” said Haseldin. “We will be going out all guns blazing, be brave and give it everything we’ve got.

“Llandudno are expected to do well in the competition, but we want a run of our own and we will make it as difficult as we can for them to beat us.

“We know that upsets do happen, we know an upset will happen tomorrow and we know what we need to do to beat Llandudno.

“We won’t change for Llandudno, we won’t shut up shop and we will back ourselves in-front of a big crowd and support.

“We produced a positive performance against Gresford in the Newfa Challenge Cup and the lads know that mistakes will get punished, we can play well and not win and that we need to be ruthless in the final third.”

Holywell’s Welsh National League title rivals, Mold Alex, have a trip into the unknown as they head to Mid-Wales League Division Two outfit Waterloo Rovers.

Waterloo have won all five league outings this season, as well as both Welsh Cup matches, the latest of which saw them defeat higher league Welshpool 5-4.

Mold boss Mike Cunningham knows it will be a tough challenge for his side, but one the Flintshire outfit are relishing.

“Everyone is really looking forward to the game,” said Cunningham. “It’s the biggest competition we play in and a competition we want to progress as far as we possibly can in.

“It always has a special feel playing in the Welsh Cup and it will be no different for both teams.

“It’s a little bit of a trip into the unknown for us in terms of opposition, we don’t know much about Waterloo Rovers, but we had them watched in their last cup game, so we know a little bit more than we did.

“They’ve had an outstanding start in their league, they are unbeaten, and it was a fantastic result for them to beat Welshpool in the last round of the cup.

“They are full of confidence, it will be a tough game - we are under no-illusions about that - and we will have to be at our very best if we want to progress to the next round.”

Lee Jones and Dave Bryan are in contention to return for Mold, who could recall Matty Pierce and Tom Burrows to their starting XI after impressive cameos against Holywell, but goalkeeper Elliot Quinlan, pictured, is a major doubt after he broke a thumb in the warm-up for last week’s defeat.