MEETINGS between Mold and Wrexham are always highly anticipated affairs and this weekend will be no different.

There’s plenty riding on today’s showdown at Chester Road, with Mold battling against relegation and Wrexham are in sight of a top-five finish in their first season back in Division One North.

Mold joined them in gaining promotion from Division Two North last time out and both clubs have adapted well to life at a higher level.

Wrexham have triumphed in nine of their contests this season, although they were beaten 36-22 in their last run-out at second-placed Pwllheli.

“We were pretty disappointed with how we played in Pwllheli, despite a dreadful 30 minutes we managed to get ourselves back in the game but too many errors cost us and the game eventually got away from us,” said Wrexham skipper Jack Harrison.

“This weekend we head to Mold and history shows us these games are tight. We’re expecting a physical battle and I think it will come down to who executes the best.

“That’s been the key focus for us this week in training is getting the little details right and trying to be accurate in everything we do.

“We’ve got a big three weeks ahead of us to finish the season and the boys can’t wait to get going on Saturday.”

Olly Dodd (2), Jacob Hughes and Nick Dodd were the try-scorers as Wrexham gained a bonus point from their trip to Pwllheli, while James Portsmouth and Sean Hughes claimed the tries as Mold lost 55-14 to Nant Conwy, who wrapped up the Division One North title.

As things stand, Mold are just outside the relegation zone, although they are level on points with second-from-bottom Llangefni with four matches left to play.

The two relegation rivals meet in a huge showdown on Anglesey on April 13, but Mold cannot allow themselves to look too far ahead and they could do with something from today’s clash.

There are two other matches lined-up in Division One North today.

Basement side Dolgellau, still seeking their first point of a tough campaign, play host to Pwllheli and Llangefni pay a visit to Llandudno, who have their sights set on a runners-up finish this season.

There’s a big match today in Shotton Steel’s quest to finish outside the Division Two North relegation zone.

Shotton, two points clear of the bottom-two, play host to basement side Bangor, whose relegation has been confirmed.

Colwyn Bay, still in line for a runners-up finish behind champions Denbigh, head to Abergele.

There are three matches lined-up in Division Three North East.

Mold Seconds make the trip to Denbigh Seconds, while Machynlleth and Ruthin Seconds are at home to Bala Seconds and Llanidloes respectively.

RGC, who have six games remaining this season, are on their travels in the Welsh Premiership today.

The North Wales side head south to tackle mid-table Merthyr.

Other fixtures: Aberavon v Cardiff; Carmarthen Quins v Pontypridd; Pontypool v Bridgend; Swansea v Ebbw Vale.