A VICTORY to keep their title hopes alive, writes SHAUN DAVIES.

That is the target for Mold tomorrow as they return to Division Two North action at home to bottom-of-the-table Newtown.

Unbeaten Wrexham continue to rule the roost at the top of the standings but in what has been a stop-start season they again don’t have a game.

That gives Mold the chance to move to within seven points of the leaders if they can gather a maximum points victory.

Jack Lawrence will start in place of James Portsmouth in the centre for Mold, with head coach Oli Heald saying: “This weekend feels like the start of a mini season for us.

“We have five fixtures over the next five weekends and potentially a final at the beginning of May, so the squad is excited.

“Although we haven’t had any competitive rugby for a long time, the team has been preparing well.”

Nant Conwy Seconds will climb back into second spot if they can win at Abergele tomorrow, while four fixtures are scheduled for Division Three North.

Mold Seconds and Wrexham Seconds both entertain Anglesey opponents, in the form of Llangefni Seconds and Holyhead respectively.

Rhosllanerchrugog welcome Denbigh 2nds, while leaders Ruthin Seconds are at home to Machynlleth.

Nant Conwy’s lead at the top of Division One North could be nine points after tonight.

With seven wins in eight games so far, Nant will be favourites at lowly Bro Ffestiniog. Tomorrow, Caernarfon host Bala and Dolgellau head to Pwllheli.

In the Premiership, RGC travel south for their final away game of the season on Sunday, facing unbeaten Newport.

It is one of three games for the Gogs in April with the remaining fixtures at Eirias Park versus Pontypridd, on the ninth, and Aberavon on the 30th.

This will be RGC’s second trip to Spytty Stadium, after they picked up a win back in November in the Premiership Cup.

That win ended a six-game unbeaten run for Newport at the time, so RGC again will be looking for another impressive result.

Afon Bagshaw knows the game will be tough, but the aim is to finish April as strong as possible

He told the RGC website: “Performance-wise we have been inconsistent this season, and we have three games remaining with this one being the last away game.

“As a group, we want to get the three wins and make sure we finish as high as possible in the league.

“The fact we beat Newport in the cup, and they are top of the league means they will be looking to get that victory but as a group of players, we have set ourselves the goal of ending the season with strong performances.

“After that rest week, it’s a busy week with two games in six days, Newport, before it’s home to play Pontypridd so we will have a quicker turnaround for the squad.”