LLANGOLLEN TOWN make their Ardal League bow tomorrow with a derby trip to Penycae.

Llan answered a last-minute call to join the North East League after Machynlleth decided to pull out.

Berriew have now done the same, meaning the league will have just 15 teams this season.

Llangollen boss Luke Maybury has told his players: “Let’s give it a go boys” while his opposite number Dan Richards can’t wait to take on Maybury’s men. “Really looking forward to our first league game of the season after having a positive start in the Welsh Cup last week.,” said Richards, whose side knocked out Saltney Town.

“Great to welcome Llangollen Town and my good mate Luke Maybury to The Riverside, I’m sure it will be a fantastic opening day fixture for any fans in attendance.

“We will be missing four-or-five players so it will give us a chance to look at a few different players.

“We have a couple of lads coming back after our summer holidays, who will all be pushing to make the squad.”

Rhos Aelwyd have drawn the short straw with a gruelling trek to Bow Street.

But they head to mid-Wales boosted by a 6-0 Welsh Cup triumph against Rhydymwyn a week ago.

Corwen host Llanfair United while Cefn Albion have been handed a a re-arranged trip to Rhayader Town where new boss Ian Andrews is setting his sights high.

“The main aim is to challenge at the top end of the league and for promotion,” Andrews told the club’s website.

Other fixtures: Builth Wells v Welshpool Town; Dolgellau v Llandrindod Wells; Llanrhaeadr v Llanuwchllyn.

Life doesn’t get much easier for Rhydymwyn as they kick off their North West League season at Bangor 1876, who are fancied by many to win the league this season.

“It’s going to be a tough game,” said Rhydymwyn boss Anthony Weaver, whose young side has an average age of 23 this season.

“We know we’re up against it.They’re an experienced team and they’ve got ex-Welsh Premier players.

“But we will go there in a positive mood.”

Rhostyllen also travel to a phoenix club in Rhyl 1879, who are looking to rises from the ashes this season.

Denbigh Town kick things off tonight at home to Llanrwst United.

Brickfield Rangers and Hawarden Rangers have home openers against Bodedern and Y Felinheli respectively while Saltney Town also have home advantage against Llandudno Albion.

Llay Welfare make the trip to Nantlle Vale and Flint Mountain, with Aden Shannon now in charge, head to Anglesey to play Llangefni Town.