RHOSTYLLEN coach Darren Hignett has described tomorrow’s Ardal North Cup quarter-final at Mold Alex as ‘the toughest game we could have asked for’.

Mold are flying high at the top of the Ardal North West League and tomorrow’s tie is the first of three quarter-final ties in 2022 for Mike Cunningham’s side.

“Anything can happen in a cup tie so we are looking forward to it and if we perform then I can’t see why we can’t progress into the semis but anything less than a decent performance and Mold will turn us over,” said Hignett, who is looking forward to seeing Mike Pritchard make his Rhostyllen bow.

“We have also lost goalkeeper Josh Jones and full back Ryan Dacey to Chirk AAA and Gresford Athletic respectively but we have a big enough squad to deal with them departing.”

Mold boss Cunningham, who has also guided his side to the last-eight in the North East Wales FA Cup and the Welsh Trophy, said: “It was good to be back last weekend, we grew into the game and probably should have been more clinical in front of goal but we move onto a cup quarter final looking to build momentum.”

Captain Rhys Nash should return for Mold while St Asaph City welcome Nantlle Vale and the other two last-eight ties are mid-Wales affairs.

Caersws will be favourites to win at Kerry while Carno are at home to Berriew.

In North East League action, Cefn host rock-bottom Four Crosses where new boys Conner Kendrick and Josh Sumner will look to impress.

“We’re delighted to have Connor back and also with Josh Sumner joining us too it’s really given the squad a boost,” said boss Sean Jones.

“We needed a couple of lads to give competition in a few areas and feel we’ve got a squad capable of doing really well in the second half of the season.”

Cefn will hope Corwen can do them a favour by picking up points from their trip to second-placed Llanfair United.

Three points at home against bottom club Blaenau Ffestiniog will put Porthmadog back on top of the North West League tomorrow.

Saltney Town will be looking to make it two home wins on the bounce when they host Llanuwchllyn while Llandudno Albion make the trip to Y Felinheli.