NIALL MCGUINNESS expects another “tasty” game as Flint Town United go toe-to-toe with Rhyl.

Tonight’s game looked in doubt just 48 hours ago due to floodlight “issues” at Belle Vue, but the ground has now been cleared and the two sides are ready for action.

A statement from Rhyl last week had confirmed the postponement of this evening’s clash with Flint, saying: “The club have encountered issues with the floodlights this season. These have now got to the stage where the club has had to take a difficult decision with regard to hosting games under the lights to ensure games can be completed and that the health and safety of supporters are not put at unnecessary risk should failures occur.”

But McGuinness was an interested spectator at Sunday’s FAW Women’s Cup clash between Rhyl and Bethel, which needed the use of floodlights with the tie going to extra-time.

The FAW carried out an assessment of the floodlights on Wednesday with a qualified match official present, and after discussions with both clubs the game will now go ahead as originally planned.

Flint boss McGuinness, who has managed hometown club Rhyl, is expecting an interesting encounter, saying: “We wanted the game to go ahead, so we are pleased.

“It’s a little bit disappointing that we’ve had our plans disrupted and we’ve had to let down a team who we were going to play in a friendly if the game was off.”

Asked whether the events of the week might add extra bite to the contest, McGuinness continued: “There’s always a bit of spice to games between the two teams, who have relationships between each other and there’s an edge with me being a former manager.

“It will be a tasty game.”

Flint suffered a 2-1 home defeat in the reverse fixture on the opening day of the season, a result that still rankles.

“It is one of the most disappointing results we’ve had,” said McGuinness. “We went 1-0 up and the game could have been over, but it turned on two moments.

“One was Mark Cadwallader getting injured and then they scored from their first attack.”

Cadwallader will miss tonight’s clash, but Richie Foulkes and Callum Bratley will return.

Flint’s title rivals Prestatyn face a tricky trip to Guilsfield tonight and fourth placed Colwyn Bay entertain Bangor City, while tomorrow sees Penrhyncoch tackle Llanrhaeadr.