WREXHAM are proving to be competitive in their Division One North contests this season, but regular victories are elusive.

Last weekend’s 24-19 loss to Caernarfon saw Wrexham slip back into the bottom-two and they will look for a positive outcome from tomorrow’s trip to COBRA. Skipper Jack Harrison said: “Yet again we felt we let a game slip against Caernarfon last weekend, while it’s pleasing to be competing in these games we need to start getting over the line.

“COBRA away in the middle of December will be a real test, they’ve got a good record at home and we know they love the physical battle.

“It’s crucial that first and foremost we match that and front up to give us a chance of playing our style.

“Weather conditions may affect that so it could be a real battle up front.

“We’ve changed a lot as a group since we met them earlier in the season, so we’ve got to have the belief we can go there and front up to get a result.”

Mold hauled themselves out of the drop zone with last week’s 12-12 draw at Ruthin and they face a tricky test at home to second-placed Llandudno tomorrow.

“We welcome Llandudno to our adopted home on Lead Mills,” said Mold coach Oli Heald.

“It was great to get a draw against Ruthin, but we are a little frustrated as it should have been more. Getting into the 22 at the moment isn’t the issue, but getting over the try-line is.

“Llandudno will be a step up. They are a good team that play good rugby and our focus this week is to give a better account of ourselves than we did in the reverse fixture.”

Luke Williams and Jack Pearson will return at hooker and in the centre respectively.

“The changes offer us something different around the park, although the players missing out due to other commitments have played well coming in,” added Heald.

“What is essential this week is to keep building. We know we are in a tight spot, but we are keen to come out playing instead of going into a shell.”

Other fixtures: Bala v Bethesda; Caernarfon v Pwllheli; Dolgellau v Llangefni; Nant Conwy v Ruthin.

Shotton Steel have a Division Two North away day to Welshpool to look forward to tomorrow.

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

Llangollen-based Bro Gwernant will look to cement their top-three Division Three North East spot at home to fourth-placed Flint.

Bro go into the game after a hard-fought 18-10 triumph over Mold Seconds and team manager Huw Evans described it as “a tough game in tough conditions”.

“What was satisfying is that the whole match day squad contributed to this win, we used the bench well and they stepped up to the plate,” he said.

“With the increase in the competition for places, that can only benefit the team. Having added Josh (Wilson) and Jack (Wilson) to the team, it’s lifted all the players so we are looking forward to seeing what we can achieve for the rest of the season.”

Rhosllanerchrugog will have home advantage versus Mold Seconds tomorrow, while COBRA Seconds visit Ruthin Seconds. Leaders Machynlleth are at home to Bala Seconds.

RGC make their return to Premiership action with tomorrow’s trip to Pontypridd.

Other fixtures: Cardiff v Merthyr; Ebbw Vale v Carmarthen Quins; Llandovery v Aberavon; Neath v Swansea.