IT’S a pivotal weekend in Mold’s aims to escape the Division One North relegation zone.

Five points from safety with seven matches left to play, Mold will travel to Maes Gwyniad tomorrow to tackle a Bala side that’s 10 points clear of the drop-zone.

“What we have found is that for large parts of the game, we can be competitive, but we have 10-minute spells in games which are destructive for us and we need to be able to show a bit more grit in those periods,” said Mold head of performance Oli Heald.

If Mold can gain a positive outcome, it will set them up nicely for the home clash with Dolgellau.

Wrexham will climb into the top-five if they can defeat visitors Bethesda tomorrow. It has been a promising campaign so far for the Bryn Estyn Road side and their battling qualities came to the fore in the recent 21-20 win over Llangefni. Trailing 15-0 at one point, Wrexham eventually prevailed thanks to a last minute try by Nick Dodd (pictured bottom right) and conversion by Jack Jones.

Wrexham skipper Jack Harrison said: “The win at Llangefni was huge for us. After a disappointing first 20 minutes, the effort and resilience the lads showed to come back and win it at the death shows a huge amount of what we’re about and what we’re trying to achieve.

“The Six Nations break kind of put a halt to the momentum gained from last time out, but it’s on us to get straight back at it this weekend against Bethesda. We were dreadful when we played them at their place and we’re pretty focused on ensuring that we’re a lot better this time out.

“They’re a well organised team with a good coach and their league position shows it this year, so we know we have to be at it. For us, it’s about getting better at executing. We’re playing some really good stuff at times, but we have to become more clinical and start taking our chances when they come.”

Leaders Nant Conwy host Dolgellau, while Caernarfon entertain Llandudno.

There are home games for COBRA and Pwllheli, versus Ruthin and Llangefni respectively.

Division Two North: Abergele v Denbigh; Bangor v Nant Conwy 2nds; Rhyl & District v Welshpool.

In Division Three North East, Llangollen-based Bro Gwernant play host to Llanidloes.

Rhosllanerchrugog host COBRA Seconds, Mold Seconds entertain Bala Seconds and Denbigh Seconds go to leaders Machynlleth. Ruthin Seconds take on Seven Sisters at Newtown in the semi-finals of the Division Five Cup.

It could be a special occasion for Afon Bagshaw (pictured above) tomorrow.

If he’s selected for RGC’s home Premiership meeting with Neath, Bagshaw will be making his 200th appearance for the regional side.

Tomorrow’s other match sees Carmarthen Quins at home to Aberavon.