HUW GRIFFITHS knows Cefn Druids will be asking for trouble if they take Pontardawe Town lightly on Saturday.

Pontardawe might be a couple of rungs below Druids on the ladder, but they’ve won at The Rock before and knocked out Buckley, who the Ancients lost to in the Newfa Challenge Cup, in the last round of this competition.

“They won’t be overawed by coming here or the surroundings because they’ve won here before,” said sporting director Griffiths, who was referencing Pontardawe’s 4-2 Welsh Trophy victory over Plas Madoc at The Rock last winter.

“They also beat Buckley 3-1 in the last round, and we lost to Buckley in another competition, while the pitch will suit how they play their football and they’ve got fond memories of coming here.”

Griffiths made a midweek trip to see Pontardawe in action as they lost 3-1 to Port Talbot, but the Druids boss was impressed by what he saw.

“We’ve treated them with as much respect as we show anyone from TNS to Airbus,” said Griffiths. “I’ve been to watch them and had a report on them.

“They try to play out from the back, they’ve got mobile young players and some experience and their attack is their strength - they created some fantastic opportunities.

“We will have to play well to beat them, but if we go about things in the right way, we’ve got more than enough to win the game.”

Neil Ashton, Joe Faux and Cody Ruberto, pictured right, remain sidelined for Druids, who have a doubt over Phil Mooney, but Iwan Cartwright and Mike Pritchard are available once more and Tom Reilly and Tyrone Ofori are both pushing for starts.

Two other top-flight teams looking to avoid an upset are Newtown and Caernarfon.

Chris Hughes’ Robins entertain Cymru North outfit Rhyl, who have signed former Druids attacker Ilan Ap Gareth from Porthmadog.

Cymru South promotion hopefuls Ammanford, who have former Swansea City and Wrexham striker Lee Trundle in their ranks, welcome out of form Caernarfon to The Rec in-front of the television cameras tonight.