STEVE HALLIWELL feels Gresford Athletic are “due a win” against Penrhyncoch as they aim to continue their fine form since the turn of the year.

Gresford have enjoyed 2020 following back-to-back victories over Ruthin and Llanfair, which have seen the Clappers Lane outfit score four times without reply.

But next up is a home encounter with Penrhyncoch, who have had the measure of Gresford in recent times, failing to lose to the Wrexham-based outfit since February 2017, winning three and drawing the other two of the past five meetings.

“Our recent history against them is not good,” said Gresford director of football Halliwell. “But we are going for three wins in a row and it should be a good game.”

Asked why the Roosters have had the measure of Gresford in recent times, Halliwell replied: “I think it’s just one of those things, it’s nothing mental and we will be looking to end that run.

“Things have been very good this week and there is a real competition for places in the squad.”

Midfielder Jack Chaloner misses out for Gresford, who are unlikely to change too much on the back of a 3-0 win at Llanfair, which means Jon Hill-Dunt should keep his place in goal despite the return from suspension of Ben Jones.

Recent signings Joe Chaplin and Danny Holland are set to feature once more, the former looking to follow the latter by scoring his first goal for Gresford.

“Joe has settled in really well,” said Halliwell.

“He’s made a big impression and all he will want now is that first goal for the club.”

Buckley Town will be looking to boost their battle with the drop - and help Flintshire neighbours Flint Town United - by picking up a positive result against Prestatyn at Globe Way tomorrow.

Dan Moore’s men are two points adrift of Llangefni, who occupy the final spot outside the drop zone, although Buckley do have three games in-hand.

Neil Gibson’s table topping Prestatyn are currently nine points clear of Flint with 11 games of the season remaining.

Buckley could hand debuts to recent signings Jordan Taylor and Sam Wainwright, who joined from Rhydymwyn and New Brighton Villa respectively, while Phil Molyneux and Shaun Tinsley may feature after injury.

Colwyn Bay, who saw their midweek trip to Buckley postponed, hope for better luck with the weather as they entertain Ruthin tomorrow.

Conwy Borough, also frustrated by the wet weather on Tuesday as their clash with Bangor City at Nantporth was rained off, play host to Llanrhaeadr.