NICK JONES wants to cap a memorable week by leading Corwen to a crucial victory over Buckley Town.

Jones became a father for the second time on Tuesday and the caretaker boss will be looking to add a crucial three points to celebrate Leo’s arrival in style.

And Jones hasn’t taken his eye off the ball in his quest to help Corwen close the gap on 13th placed Buckley, who are three places and five points better off than tomorrow’s hosts.

Asked whether his mind had been on family matters rather than football, Jones said: “I haven’t stopped. I was sitting in the hospital sorting things out.”

Jones “just missed training” on Tuesday, but he had a full debrief from captain Dale Davies.

“The lads are confident,” said Jones. “We trained well and the lads are looking sharp.”

Corwen picked up their first league win of the season nine days ago as they defeated Conwy Borough 3-1.

That has given Corwen a lift in their quest for survival, and Jones now wants to end the winless home run against Buckley.

“We know how tough it will be, but we are confident of getting a result,” said Jones. “We are being really well supported by the fans and we don’t want to let them, or ourselves, down.

“It’s a massive two months for us with fixtures against teams around us coming up, so hopefully we can kick-on and get a few more wins on the board.

“Three points against a team that is just above us in the table would be great, but we know Buckley can punish us if we are not on our game and we don’t stick to the plan.

“If we stick to the plan, then with the lads willing to run through brick walls for me, we know we can win games of football at this level.”

Buckley boss Dan Moore is looking for his side to build on last week’s 2-0 Welsh Cup win against Blaenau Ffestiniog.

Goals from Aron Williams and Jake Roberts secured a second round tie with Holyhead Hotspur.

“Tomorrow poses another tough test,” said Moore of the trip to Corwen. “We’re looking forward to the game and looking to build on last week’s cup win.

“We know how tough it will be, but we have seen an up turn across the board over the past two to three weeks, both with application and effort, as well as the performances which have been good.”

Buckley are close to a full strength squad, while Nathan Roberts will continue to deputise for Dylan Jones in goal for Corwen, who are without Tom Williams.

Elsewhere tomorrow, struggling Llangefni visit Ruthin and Llandudno heat to Llanrhaeadr, while Rhyl can go second with a home win over Colwyn Bay and Penrhyncoch face Bangor City.