THE winners at Bryn Estyn Road tomorrow will be the favourites to lift this season’s Division Two North crown.

It’s a massive clash as unbeaten Wrexham play their first home league game of the season, with Division Two leaders Mold their visitors.

Since a narrow loss at Colwyn Bay on the opening day of the season, Mold have won four on the bounce to climb to the top.

Mold lead the way with 20 points, while third-placed Wrexham are three points back, but they do have a game in hand.

Mold head coach Oli Heald said: “With no competitive fixtures for three weeks, we have prepared for the game with tough friendlies away at Llandudno and Rhyl.

“We know that the game is going to be tough, quite often they are close fixtures and since being relegated to Division Two, they are games that have challenged us, but also the ones we look forward to.

“Last time we played we allowed them to get into their shape too easily and made some crucial mistakes at crucial times but we have prepared well and we are in a better position now.

“We are really happy with how we have built and where we are as a senior team and these two fixtures on Saturday will be a chance for us to show how far we have come.”

Rob Griffiths will return to the front row for the visitors and Ross Jones comes in for the unavailable Jamie Elder.

“Cal Say will make his competitive first team debut off the bench having impressed with the seconds and in the friendly against Llandudno,” added Heald.

Wrexham assistant coach Rob Jones described it as a ‘big game’.

“A local derby is always a great game to watch,” said Jones. “We have had two games against them this season, one at home we lost, second one at there place and we won.

“To ensure we were ready for this game, head coach Jon Aby wanted to play some tough opposition in Division One friendly fixtures. This has been an excellent couple of games to understand where we are as a team and has prepared us well for the game.

“They will come with fire and want to win, we cannot be more prepared to take this challenge on against our biggest rivals.”

If Wrexham stretch their winning run to five games, Nant Conwy Seconds will take over at the top with victory at Abergele.

Meanwhile, if things go their way, Shotton Steel could be in the top-three if they triumph at Colwyn Bay.

Other fixtures: Newtown v Rhyl & District; Welshpool v Bangor.

Rhosllanerchrugog will target a first Division Three North victory of the season as they host Pwllheli Seconds, while Wrexham Seconds have home advantage versus Menai Bridge.

Denbigh Seconds go to Llangefni.

Undefeated Llandudno are targeting a win at home to Pwllheli to preserve their position at the top of Division One North.

Third-placed Ruthin entertain Dolgellau, while COBRA - who are fourth - head to Bro Ffestiniog.

Denbigh host Bethesda and in-form Bala go to Caernarfon.

Division Four North: Bro Gwernant v Bala 2nds.

Friendly: Rhyl 2nds v Flint.

Welsh Youth Bowl: Newtown v Denbigh

North Wales Youth Premiership: Wrexham v COBRA; Bala v Ruthin. Championship: Rhyl v Mold; Caernarfon v Colwyn Bay; Llangefni v Bethesda.


Women’s Premiership: COBRA v Caernarfon.

North Wales Women’s Division: Shotton v Rhyl; Llangefni v Wrexham; Bro Gwernant v Holyhead.