IT’S yet another pivotal weekend as far as the Premier Division title chase is concerned.

Brymbo and Northop - who have both defeated defending champions Menai Bridge over the past fortnight - meet in a tasty top-of-the-table encounter.

Hosts Brymbo are still unbeaten at the top of the standings, while Northop have been beaten just twice in 2023.

Brymbo have a seven-point buffer over third-placed Northop as the season approaches the midway point.

Despite this, Northop skipper Bart Ryan-Beswick insists victory isn’t the be-all and end-all tomorrow.

“It’s all to play for,” he stressed. “I don’t think it’s a must win game for us.

“We will be there to play and there to win.”

Reflecting on his side’s seventh win of the season, Ryan-Beswick added: “Against Menai Bridge we outdid ourselves. We were fantastic. We were very good and Jordan batted outstandingly.

“We are taking it to other teams. We’re not going to sit back.

“If chances are there, we’re going to take them.

“The lads have got the opportunity to bat the way they want to bat.”

Northop hope to be at full strength for the big encounter, as do Brymbo whose captain Dan Parry said: “I hope the weather stays as it is now.

“Both teams are full strength, I hope, because there’s no comebacks then.

“I hope we’re both at full strength and we go head-to-head with each other.”

The tough tests keep on coming for Gresford as Matt Thompson’s side host St Asaph, who are second in the table.

“We have had a lot of hard fixtures,” admitted Thompson. “We have had the top-five in five consecutive weeks.

“The first five games we won three and lost two, but then we have had four tough games and one more this weekend.”

Gresford find themselves 15 points clear of the relegation zone, but Thompson is not concerned his side will be dragged down into a dogfight to beat the drop.

“We picked up wins against teams in the bottom three. Our availability is much better going into July. I’m not overly concerned.”

The big match at the other end of the table takes place at Alder Meadow.

It’s a battle of the bottom-two as Pontblyddyn welcome Llandudno.

But both sides will go into the meeting with confidence.

Pont saw off Halkyn last time out for their first win of the campaign, while Llandudno pushed title-chasing St Asaph close in a two-wicket reverse.

Mold will look for a positive outcome when they head to Mochdre, while Halkyn will look to make the most of home comforts versus Denbigh.

As things stand, Mold occupy the final relegation spot, but they are just two points adrift of Halkyn.

Menai Bridge will be aiming to make a return to winning ways at home to Bangor.