THERE’S so much for Mold Alex to look forward to as December kicks-off.

Mike Cunningham’s side are fourth in the table ahead of tomorrow’s home clash with Gresford Athletic, while they also have a great chance of winning the Cymru North Cup. A 2-1 triumph over Guilsfield booked Mold’s last-four berth and they will play Denbigh Town in the semi-finals on the weekend of January 26-27.

Mold have won 11 of their last 13 contests, including a 5-1 verdict over Gresford a fortnight ago, but Cunningham is anticipating a “completely different” challenge tomorrow.

“Totally different surface, different type of football probably,” said Cunningham.

“They’ll obviously want a reaction from that and, no doubt, it’ll be difficult.

“It’s really difficult when you play teams sort of back-to-back or so close together, that those games are never the same, they never go the same way.

“So, it’s up to us then to go and put our stamp on the game.”

Gresford are without a win in six matches and injuries have proved costly since their brilliant eight-match winning run over the autumn.

“We have got key players missing, but it’s more in our attack,” said boss Eddie Maurice-Jones.

Joe Chaplin and Dominic Deacon are big misses for Athletic, as is Adam Hesp at the back.

“They’re not the only reasons, but it dampens the side a bit,” added Maurice Jones.

“It’s difficult with missing the players, but we had an XI last Saturday that was more than capable of winning the game.

“And we’ve got a squad on Saturday that’s more than capable of winning.

“It’s going to test a lot of our character and it’s going to show a lot about the players.

“We can’t afford to be good for two games and not be on it for two games after that.”

Goals are never guaranteed in football - but Flint Town United’s trip to Llanidloes is as close to a banker as you’re likely to get.

The last meeting between the teams came a fortnight ago and it ended in a 9-4 triumph for the Silkmen - the highest-scoring contest since the formation of Cymru North.

There’s been another goal-fest for Flint since then, courtesy of a 4-3 loss to Denbigh Town in the Cymru North Cup. “We know the way we play we’re going to create chances,” said Flint boss Lee Fowler.

“On the flip side, it was very disappointing to concede four goals. We had the second best defensive record prior to that 9-4 game. The goals that went in were poor from our standards.”

For Llanidloes, more than a quarter of their goals this season came in that amazing match at the Essity Stadium.

“They will be looking at it thinking they are a good team, but they will feel we can get goals against them,” added Fowler, who has a full strength squad to choose from.