FLINT MOUNTAIN are enjoying a great season but boss Aden Shannon isn’t just concerned with how his first team are faring.

“It’s positive all around the club at the moment,” said Shannon, whose side are still in the Welsh Cup and Welsh Trophy as well as performing well in the North West League.

“We’re on a good run at the moment and the lads are full of confidence. I have to give them credit, though, as they are all training well and pushing each other along with getting behind each other.

“We now have a reserve side who are doing very well. Last week we had nine teenagers playing for them as we are looking to help progress them and make the transition from kids football to the men’s game - and they have all been brilliant.

“The experienced lads at the club are really helping them as well so it’s all buzzing at the club and we can’t let our standards drop."

Cup commitments have seen Flint fall behind in the league standings ahead of tomorrow’s trip to Conwy Borough.

Rhyl boss Gareth Thomas knows just how good Brickfield Rangers can be after his team scraped a 1-0 win at Clywedog Park just a fortnight ago.

“They’ve got some really good players,” said Thomas after that victory. “It’s a great three points for us.”

Brickfield head to the leaders buoyed by last Saturday’s penalty shoot-out win over St Asaph City in the Welsh Trophy.

Cameron Dutton made a key spot-kick save before 17-year-old substitute Leo Parker scored the winning penalty.

“We’ve been on a good run and long may it continue,” said Rangers boss Gareth Wilson, who has re-signed forward Harley Steel.

“The lads are finding ways of winning matches and enjoying their football along the way. Having Harley back is a big boost.”

Llay Welfare were also winners in the Welsh Trophy and will look to follow up that 3-1 victory over Saltney Town with a three-point league return at St Asaph City.

A win could lift Mike Gadie’s men back into the top three.

Bottom-of-the-table Hawarden Rangers host Holyhead Hotspur and Saltney Town entertain Nantlle Vale.

Other fixtures: Felinheli v Bethesda; Llannefydd v Llangefni; Pwllheli v Llanrwst.