MOLD ALEX boss Mike Cunningham says a mini-injury crisis has proved just what strength in depth he has at Alyn Park this season.

“We had eight lads unavailable due to illness and injury and five of those had started the week before so it showed the grit and determination of the squad of players we have here,” said the Alex boss after the 2-0 Ardal North West League win at Rhostyllen.

“This Saturday is a really, really tough home game as I was impressed with Llanrwst a few weeks back in our cup game.

“The Jones brothers and Callum Parry are as good as any going forward in the league.

“We welcome back some of last week’s absentees but Guto Hughes is away.”

Rhostyllen suffered a defeat while tomorrow’s visitors Saltney Town have lost their last two games.

“We need a reaction after last week’s result,” said Rhostyllen coach Darren Hignett. “Overall it wasn’t a terrible display but we know we can perform better .

“Saltney have lost their last two games but they are capable of beating anyone on their day so we are expecting a tough game.”

Player-boss Warren Aykroyd-Duckett is still out, Tom Douglas is doubtful while Drew Wickens is suspended.

Brymbo will look to take a leaf out of Llay Welfare’s book when they travel to title-chasing Dembigh Town tonight.

Llay battered third-placed Denbigh 5-1 last week so Ricky Evans’ side will head to Central Park with a degree of optimism.

Dan Richards’ first game as Penycae boss went according to plan with a 3-2 win at home to Machynlleth.

And he’ll be looking for more home comforts at the expense of tomorrow’s North East League visitors, Penparcau.

“Austin Owen will be suspended. Tom Edwards, Kyle Davies and Luke Peters remain sidelined through injury,” said Richards, who welcomes back Mike Parry and Gary Evans.

Cefn Albion are back on the title-train at Berriew and Llanfair United head to Carno while bottom-of-the table Four Crosses go in search of their first win of the season at home to Kerry.

Corwen kick off the weekend action tonight at Welshpool Town.

North East Wales Premier Division leaders Chirk Town have a re-arranged league game at Coedpoeth United where they will aim to get last week’s cup exit to Greenfield out of their system.

FC Queen’s Park head to Hawarden Rangers while third-placed Halkyn and Flint Mountain are on the road to Mynydd Isa Spartans.

In the Championship, Sychdyn travel to Brymbo Lodge while FC United of Wrexham welcome Borras Park Albion.

It’s first against third in the Reserves Division with leaders Hawarden Rangers heading to FC Queen’s Park.

Second-placed Mynydd Isa, who are level on points with Hawarden, go to Ruthin Town.

Other fixtures: Coedpoeth v Cefn Mawr Rgrs; Llay Colts v Llangollen.

Gresford Athletic can reclaim top spot in the FAW North East Reserves League tomorrow with a home win over Airbus while Brickfield Rangers are at home to The New Saints.

Other fixtures: Brymbo v Rhydymwyn; Rhos Aelwyd v Rhostyllen.

Holywell Town still lead the way in the North West League. They host Llandudno tonight while second-placed Ruthin visit Porthmadog.

Veterans Premier Division: Caerwys v Holt & Farndon.