HOLYWELL TOWN boss John Haseldin has called on the club’s supporters to be his side’s 12th man tomorrow.

Frustrated by two successive bad weather postponements in the last week, the relegation-threatened Wellmen host basement side Holyhead Hotspur on Saturday.

Haseldin has billed the game a ‘must-win’ for both sides and says the Halkyn Road faithful can make all the difference to his side’s survival chances.

He said: “We’ve had gates of 300-plus lately and if we could squeeze a few more through the door on Saturday it’d be great. It’s going to be a battle against a Holyhead side who are are still scrapping away and our supporters can be our 12th man.

“Scoring first in a game, whatever the level of football is vital. Like us, I think Holyhead have conceded first too often this season and have then found themselves chasing games and getting picked off.

"I know their players inside out and there’s been a good rivalry between us an them over the years, so it’s disappointing that we both find ourselves in the current position.

"But it’s a ruthless league and we know what we need to do to keep ourselves part of it between now and the end of the season.

"We need the win to get some momentum and everyone here’s looking forward to it.”

Holywell have Steve Lewis and Aaron Pomeyie available after suspension, but will be without goalkeeper Mike Platt, who has undergone appendix surgery.

Steve Halliwell hopes Gresford Athletic’s NEWFA Cup semi-final exploits will reinvigorate his side in their league run-in.

The Colliers advanced to the final after coming from two goals down to claim a 3-2 victory over Saltney Town in midweek, courtesy of strikes from Joe Newton, Jordan McCarter and an 88th minute winner from Nathan Williams.

Speaking ahead of their home clash with Ruthin, Halliwell said: “We’re delighted to get into another cup final and hopefully it will give us a bit of a lift between now and the end of the season.

“I’d felt that things had gone a bit flat for us lately - that we were doing just enough to pick up draws in games and no more. There will be added competition for places now and I hope we’ll now see some big performances.

“Ruthin can be dangerous and picked up a great win against Porthmadog in their last game. We’ll have to keep their forwards under control and hopefully find that bit of quality in front of goal ourselves.”

Gresford are without Tom Freeman (suspended) and injured trio Jake Eyre, Owen Roberts and Kieran Evans for the clash.