MOLD will come up against the best tomorrow as they continue their fight to avoid relegation from Division One North.

For the second time in a fortnight, they must tackle unbeaten champions Nant Conwy.

Nant, with 19 wins from 19 matches this season, wrapped up the title with a 55-14 success over Mold two weeks ago.

Mold head of performance Oli Heald said: “It’s only been two weeks since we played them away, so we know the danger they bring.

“Having gone there with a depleted squad carrying niggles and injuries, we are close to full strength this week.

“Having played them so recently, we know that our set-piece defence has to be spot-on.

“Last game, we conceded five tries within three phases but Nicky Hughes and Owen Williams gave us a bit of stability in the midfield.

“We landed some punches last time and should have taken more of the chances we created, but our defence was our Achilles.

“It’s going to be a tough fixture against a team that hasn’t lost in the league this year, but we are looking forward to the challenge.”

Mold moved four points clear of the drop zone with last week’s 30-20 derby win over Wrexham.

“We are buoyed by our win against Wrexham but, strangely this year, we have probably played better in games and come away with nothing, so it was good to come away on the right side this time,” added Heald.

“Huge credit to Wrexham, though. They came out at an impressive pace, but we knew the more we talked a lot about sticking in the game and in the second half, our wingers were incredible.”

Wrexham, still in the mix for a top-five finish, play host to second-placed Pwllheli tomorrow.

The sides last met a fortnight ago, with Pwllheli coming out on top 36-22.

Ahead of Wrexham’s penultimate league game of the season, skipper Jack Harrison said: “This weekend gives us an opportunity to try and right the wrongs in our performances from the last few weeks.

“We’re coming up against Pwllheli after only playing them two weeks ago, so that gives the game an interesting edge.

“Both teams will feel they know what to expect and it’s going to come down to which side fronts up and executes.

“There’s a real hunger and desire in the group to finish the season well and try and get as high as we can in the league.”

Llangefni could move out of the relegation zone if they win at Ruthin, while Llandudno and Caernarfon are at home to Bala and Dolgellau respectively.

Division Two North: Bro Ffestiniog v Abergele; Colwyn Bay v Newtown.

In Division Three North, Llangollen-based Bro Gwernant are faced with a tough trip to leaders Machynlleth.

Rhosllanerchrugog host Denbigh Seconds, Mold Seconds welcome Flint and Ruthin Seconds go to Llanidloes.

There’s an away day in Pontypool for RGC as their Welsh Premiership campaign winds down.