TITLE-FAVOURITES Flint Mountain head to Brickfield Rangers with both managers singing each other team’s praises.

Ahead of tomorrow’s North West League clash at Clywedog Park, Brickfield boss Gareth Wilson said: “Flint are going really well and again it will be a very tough battle against them.

“I full expect that Flint will go on and win the league. Aden is a top man and they’re the best side in the league.”

Mountain manager Aden Shannon, whose second-placed side are six points off top spot but with four games in hand on leaders Rhyl, said: “Willo has them playing some really good stuff and they can mix it

“For me, next season Brickfield will be a very good side and one to watch if he can keep them together.”

Flint surprisingly lost their last game - 3-2 at home to Conwy Borough - and Shannon admitted: “We missed enough chances to win three games and that’s been a case a few times

“I can’t fault the lads’ effort and attitude though and hopefully we can push on.”

Flint’s slip-up gave Llay Welfare a chance to stake their claim for a late title push and Mike Gadie’s men have proved they’re up to the challenge after just one defeat in 11 games since the turn of the year.

Tomorrow is their biggest test yet with Rhyl their visitors for a top-three tussle.

Llay initially switched the game to Airbus, but the club has now confirmed it will be played at The Ring and boss Gadie says his players will be up for it.

“We’re in good form and fear no-one currently but we’re also not naive enough to know that Rhyl will still be favourites going into the game against us,” said Gadie.

“They’re top of the league and have already beaten us in the previous league encounter but we’ll be giving everything we can to take all three points.”

Hawarden Rangers host fourth-placed Holyhead Hotspur while second-bottom Saltney Town head to Nantlle Vale.

Fellow strugglers Bethesda Athletic welcome Pwllheli and Llangefni Town visit Llannefydd.

St Asaph City face Llanrwst United at home while bottom club Y Felinheli host Conwy Borough.

The big game in the North East League is at The Riverside where Cefn Albion make the short trip to Penycae.

“We go into another local derby against Penycae and this is always a tough game and regardless of their league position we’ll need to be at it from the off,” said Cefn coach Ian Andrews.

“We’ll be looking at squad rotation for the upcoming fixtures as we begin to play Saturday and Wednesday for the next few weeks.”

Rhos Aelwyd are at home to Llansantffraid and boss Gareth Jones said: “It’s absolutely vital that the lads continue this level of resilience and togetherness in every game.”

Llangollen Town will also be looking to make home advantage count when Bow Street visit Tower Fields.

Llanuwchllyn are proving unbeatable in 2024 and a 10th win on the bounce at Llandrindod Wells will keep their late title challenge alive.

And they’ll be hoping Radnor Valley will do them a favour by beating leaders Penrhyncoch at home.

Builth Wells host Llanfair United and Dolgellau have home advantage over Llanrhaeadr.