WREXHAM have already gone close to springing a surprise against one of the leading lights in Division One North this season.

A fortnight ago, a last minute try denied Wrexham victory in their meeting with second-placed Llandudno and the Bryn Estyn Road club will be looking to maintain their promising form when they make the trek to Bethesda tomorrow.

The Gwynedd outfit sit third in the rankings, however they go into the match-up on the back of a hefty 59-12 loss at unbeaten leaders Nant Conwy.

Things were far closer for Wrexham, who made the most of a first half hat-trick of tries from Olly Dodd to edge out Llangefni 26-15.

“We know Saturday is going to be another tough test for us as a group, but it’s one we’re really looking forward to,” said Wrexham skipper Jack Harrison.

“We played some pretty good rugby at times against Llangefni, but discipline let us down and it was a lot closer than it perhaps should’ve been.

“Bethesda are going well and have high hopes, but for us it’s concentrating on what we can do.

“We’ve shown we can go toe-to-toe with some of the better teams in this league and we have to back that up again, hopefully this time we come out on the right side of the result.”

Wrexham are five points clear of the relegation zone, but Mold find themselves in the bottom-two at this point of the campaign.

A positive outcome will be Mold’s aim as they return to action with tomorrow’s home meeting versus mid-table Bala.

Nant Conwy will look to make it nine wins out of nine as they go to Dolgellau, while there are home matches for Llandudno and Ruthin, versus Caernarfon and COBRA respectively.

Elsewhere, Pwllheli go to Llangefni.

There are home comforts tomorrow for Shotton Steel in Division Two North.

They will play host to Abergele, while leaders Denbigh are at home to Welshpool.

Other fixtures: Bangor v Bro Ffestiniog; Colwyn Bay v Nant Conwy 2nds; Rhyl & District v Newtown.

It’s so tight at the top of Division Three North East.

Just four points separate leaders COBRA Seconds and fourth-placed Wrexham Seconds heading into the weekend.

Llangollen-based Bro Gwernant could take over at the top with victory at Llanidloes, while Wrexham Seconds are at home to Ruthin Seconds.

Rhosllanerchrugog face a testing trip to COBRA Seconds, Mold Seconds head to Bala Seconds and Denbigh Seconds welcome Machynlleth.

Three wins on the bounce is the target for RGC.

Following victories versus Carmarthen Quins and Aberavon over recent weeks, Ceri Jones’ side will travel to Bridgend in confident mood.

Other fixtures: Aberavon v Pontypridd; Carmarthen Quins v Merthyr; Newport v Ebbw Vale; Pontypool v Neath; Swansea v Cardiff.

There will be a huge derby clash in the first round of this season’s North Wales Division One Cup.

Wrexham will host Mold in the pick of the ties.

Ruthin have been paired with COBRA, while Division One North leaders Nant Conwy are away to Pwllheli and Dolgellau welcome Mid Wales rivals Bala.

Ties are to be played by February 10, 2024.

In the Division Two Cup, Shotton Steel have been placed in Group B alongside Denbigh, Newtown, Bro Ffestiniog and Welshpool.

Group A contains Nant Conwy Seconds, Abergele, Rhyl & District, Colwyn Bay and Bangor.

League fixtures on December 30 will also act as Division Three Cup ties.

Matches: Flint v Rhosllanerchrugog; Llanidloes v COBRA 2nds; Mold 2nds v Machynlleth; Ruthin 2nds v Bro Gwernant; Wrexham 2nds v Bala 2nds; Caernarfon 2nds v Pwllheli 2nds; Colwyn Bay 2nds v Llangefni 2nds; Rhyl & District 2nds v Porthmadog.