NIALL MCGUINNESS knows only too well how Four Crosses will be approaching their cup clash with Flint Town United - because his Silkmen have been in a similar position this season.

Four Crosses are plying their trade in Division One of the Mid-Wales League, which feeds into the Cymru North.

Flint have faced higher league opposition themselves this season, beating Cymru Premier outfit Airbus in the League Cup, meaning McGuinness is treating tomorrow’s visitors with caution.

“It’s a step into the unknown for us,” said the Flint boss.

“In the Welsh Cup anything can happen and every team from a league below wants a big scalp in knockout competitions.

“It’s like us playing against a Cymru Premier side, so we know they will be trying to give that extra five or 10 per cent and cause us plenty of problems.

“It will be a tough test, but we will make sure that we are prepared right for the game, which is one we are looking to win - we want to be in the hat for the next round.

“I was chuffed to be at home, but we still want the lads to do things properly and that means showing the same willingness to work hard as they did against Ruthin on Tuesday.”

Four Crosses boss Mike Barton was impressed by Flint after watching them battle to a 3-2 win at Llanrhaeadr last week.

“They are big and aggressive and play a very direct game,” said Barton. “We will have to be on top of our game but as always we will give it a good go.”

Alex Titchener and Danny Andrews (pictured) could return for Flint after missing the midweek mauling of Ruthin through illness, while Tony Davies is in line to start after being rested.

Buckley Town are another Flintshire side looking to avoid an upset as they make their way to Blaenau Ffestiniog.

Dan Moore’s men are fresh however after Wednesday’s home clash with Guilsfield was postponed.

Llangefni’s home clash with Llanrhaeadr was also shelved, the duo now facing all-Cymru North cup ties as they face Rhyl and Prestatyn respectively, while the other all-second tier affair sees Conwy entertain Ruthin.