STEVE HALLIWELL has revenge in mind when he takes his Gresford Athletic side to Porthmadog this weekend

The Colliers are in Welsh Cup action at Y Traeth, with the Cymru North rivals both looking to secure a third round berth.

Port inflicted Gresford’s heaviest league defeat last season, the Gwynedd side recording a 6-0 win on home soil.

“They embarrassed us on that day and we’ve got bad memories of playing there,” said director of football Halliwell.

“It was one of our worst performances of the season and we were well beaten on the day.

“We’re looking to give a much better account of ourselves this weekend and get ourselves into the next round.”

With last weekend’s fixture at Buckley called off, Gresford’s first team players played in a Reserves League fixture against Mold Alex.

Despite posting a 4-1 victory in the fixture, in which Jack Chaloner (pictured) scored, Halliwell was underwhelmed by the display.

He said: “The players got a bit of a rocket at half-time because they were nowhere near good enough.

"Some of them treated the game like a kick-around and it was one of those performances that opens your eyes to a few things.

“There has to be a massive response at Porthmadog, because it’ll be tough down there. It’s one of the worst draws we could have had, I think.

“They have struggled this season but they’ve steadied the ship a bit since Craig (Papirnyk) has gone back there. They’re in a false league position like us. But cup games always have a different feel to them and form doesn’t always come into it.

“I love cup games, whatever the competition, and I’m sure the players will be up for it this weekend.”

Work commitments mean striker Aaron Edwards will miss the game for Gresford, who are otherwise at full-strength.

There could be some belated fireworks when Bangor City host Prestatyn Town on Saturday.

The Citizens had three-men sent off in September’s bad-tempered league clash in which Prestatyn ran out 7-0 winners.

Neighbours Bangor 1876 are also at home to Ruthin Town.