GLENN CHAMBERS wants Pontblyddyn to show their fighting spirit as they entertain Connah’s Quay in a crunch clash at the wrong end of the Premier Division.

Pontblyddyn lost an eighth successive game last weekend as they were beaten by 21 runs at Denbigh - the fourth time in that run where the Flintshire side have contrived to lose games well within their grasp.

That run of results has left them just a point above the drop zone, and Chambers wants renewed focus heading into a home clash with rock-bottom Connah’s Quay.

“I’ve been a little disappointed with our fight in matches, so we need to show some,” said Chambers. “We played brilliantly in the first part of the game against Denbigh and were coasting along before panic set in.

“That panic comes because we’ve not been winning games and it’s although we are coming up against a barrier of uncertainty.”

There is no such uncertainty when it comes to the threat posed by visiting Quay, who despite propping up the table with just 10 points from 13 games, possess some dangerous players.

“It’s a big game,” declared Chambers. “It’s one we could do with winning, but we can’t discount Connah’s Quay, because in Martin Burger and David Fox they’ve got match-winners.”

Quay captain Burger, meanwhile, remains optimistic that his side’s fortunes can change.

Winless in 13 outings, Quay look destined to be playing Division One cricket next term unless they can piece together a winning run.

Burger said: “We are not far off. Every week there are positives, but we can’t put a complete performance together.

“Soon enough we will know where we are going to be next season and it’s up to us to show our talent.

“If we can pull off a win against Pontblyddyn, then brilliant, because in cricket one win changes the dynamics of a team.

“We won’t give up the fight right until the very end of the season.”

Quay are boosted by the return of Tom Hooson and Fox, while Pontblyddyn will include Daz Wilcock and George Forgrave in their XI with Rhys Jones set to play for the Seconds.

While third from bottom Pontblyddyn and basement outfit Connah's Quay are scrapping it out, Brymbo will be looking to seize on any slip-up.

James Claybrook's men, who are just one point adrift of Pontblyddyn in the race to avoid the drop, entertain Llandudno tomorrow.

Brymbo have won just two of their 11 outings this term and a third win of the campaign would help increase their chances of escaping relegation and turn up the heat on those teams above them.

At the other end of the table, it’s first versus second as leaders Menai Bridge entertain challengers Bangor, while third placed Mochdre, three points off the summit, host Pwllheli looking to take advantage of any slip-ups by the top two.

Northop are looking to “turn the tables” on Denbigh as they seek to avenge a disappointing top-flight defeat to Harrison Jones’ men earlier this season.

The Flintshire outfit failed to chase down Denbigh’s 148 for seven, slipping from 46 without loss to 114 all out as they were beaten for the first time this term.

Team manager Dale Harley is hoping to put things right tomorrow as Denbigh visit Flint Road, saying: “The aim is to try and make amends for our defeat against them earlier in the season.

“We want to turn the tables on them and get the win we want.”

Northop head into the back of the clash having suffered a four-run home defeat to Mochdre, who posted 234 having won the toss and electing to bat.

Alex Gill (78) and Tom Hughes (49) helped Northop to 112 without loss, but Gareth Williams’ men contrived to be restricted to 230 for eight.

“We lost silly wickets at silly times,” said Harley. “We thought after the start we’d made that we were in with a very good chance.

“Unfortunately they scored too many runs and we couldn’t chase them down.”

Northop are set to be boosted by the return of Jordan Evans, Danny Nicholson and Ben Beaver for the clash with Denbigh.

Gresford are hoping the lightning can strike twice as they seek to emulate 2018’s eight-game winning run, which started this time last year.

Daniel Williams’ side have lost their last two matches, but the captain is remaining positive given Gresford’s history of winning sequences, saying: “We’re just struggling for a little bit of form at the minute.

“We’re just looking to string that perfect performance together, and this time last year we went on a run of eight wins, so we stay positive.”

Gresford’s latest defeat came at Llandudno, Williams’ men bowled out for 161, before Llandudno reached victory with 10 overs to spare, despite Simon Perry’s 3-37.

Another highlight for Gresford was an unbeaten 46 by Craig Morse, Williams adding: “He’s made plenty of runs in the second team over the last few years, it’s nice to see him carry it into Premier Division cricket.”

Gresford entertain out of form St Asaph tomorrow afternoon, boosted by the return of Matty Thompson with Dave Baker missing out.

Other fixtures - Division One: Abergele v Llanrwst; Bersham v Conwy; Bethesda v Hawarden Park; Dolgellau v Carmel and District; Gwersyllt Park v Mold; Llay Welfare v Ruthin.

Division Two: Bangor 2nds v Llay Welfare 2nds; Corwen v Northop 2nds; Halkyn v Buckley; Marchwiel and Wrexham v Brymbo 2nds; Mynydd Isa and Maeshafn v Menai Bridge 2nds.

Division Three: Buckley 2nds v Carmel and District 2nds; Connah’s Quay 2nds v Mynydd Isa and Maeshafn 2nds; Denbigh 2nds v Gwersyllt Park 2nds; Mold 2nds v Abergele 2nds; Pwllheli 2nds v Pontblyddyn 2nds. Sunday: Pwllheli 2nds v Abergele 2nds.

Division Four: Caernarfon v Marchwiel and Wrexham 2nds; Conwy 2nds v Llangollen; Llandudno 2nds v Dolgellau 2nds; Llanrwst 2nds v Rhewl; Ruthin 2nds v Bethesda 2nds.