NIALL MCGUINNESS believes the fact Flint Town United have been denied the chance to close the gap at the top of the table is “typical” of his side’s Cymru North season to date.

The Silkmen will be left kicking their heels tomorrow as scheduled opposition Llanfair United have to visit Mynydd Isa Spartans for a rearranged Welsh Cup first round tie.

Flint were looking to close the gap on leaders Prestatyn, who are without a game this weekend due to the 17-team second-tier, by beating Llanfair, and McGuinness was left to reflect on a missed opportunity.

“It’s typical of our season,” said the Flint boss, pictured. “It’s very frustrating, but there is nothing we can do.

“It’s a nightmare to fall further behind other teams and it feels like all we’ve done this season if play catch up.

“But we can’t look at the league table yet and our focus has to be on our next game, which is against Cymru Premier leaders Connah’s Quay Nomads in the League Cup on Tuesday.

“The free weekend at least gives us chance to prepare properly for that cup tie.”

Spartans boss James Hollyoak will be relishing the chance to lock horns with Llanfair - especially after being forced to wait another week - and he’s boosted by the fact that Harvey Hammersley and Sam Genders are both available for selection.

Guilsfield are also without a game this weekend with scheduled opposition Porthmadog heading to Llanberis in the Welsh Cup first round, while Aberffraw visit Llanrug with the winners set to face Mold Alex in the next stage of the competition.