HOLYWELL TOWN boss John Haseldin has told his players to expect no favours in their bid to retain their second-tier status.

The Wellmen have boosted their survival chances with successive league victories in the last week and face another crunch clash at relegation-threatened Penrhyncoch on Saturday.

The Roosters picked up a surprise 3-1 win at Bangor City at midweek to remain a point clear of Holywell and just outside the drop zone.

And with just three games remaining to pull his side clear of danger, Haseldin wants his players to focus solely on their own plight this weekend and ignore results elsewhere.

“It’s up to us now,” he said.

“The wins against Bangor and Denbigh have put pressure on the teams around us and if we win our remaining three games then we stay up.

“We cant afford to just relax now and get complacent about picking up the points we need.

“We’re only halfway there and there’s still a lot to be decided over the next couple of weeks.

“The message to the players is to stay focused and concentrate on what we need to do to get out of this situation.

“No club will be doing us any favours and we don’t expect them from any of our rivals.

“We’ve seen the way some teams have celebrated after beating us this season, so I’m sure they wouldn’t be too sad to see us go down.

“It’s dog-eat-dog in this league and we know we’re in for a scrap.”

Only a point separates 13th-placed Penrhyncoch and Holywell, though the Flintshire club have played a game fewer than their rivals.

Holywell were on the wrong end of a 3-2 scoreline in the reverse fixture in former manager Gareth Sudlow’s second game in charge.

Haseldin expects a ‘battle’ against the Ceredigion club, but has urged his side to find some match-winning quality on the day.

He added: “It’s going to be a battle when we go to their place at the weekend, we know that.

“The fact that Penrhyncoch won at Bangor the other night was no real surprise to us, because they’re scrapping for their lives as much as we are.

“Even if Bangor had put a full-strength side out, you’d have expected Penrhyncoch to have got a result there because of the situation they’re in.

“They’ve been in this position for the last couple of seasons and know what it takes to stay in this league.

“I’m sure they’ll have a plan for us and will be as desperate for the points as us.

“We’ll have to match their workrate and be as physical as they are, but like we did against Denbigh we won’t get dragged into making bad decisions or losing our discipline.

“It’s about sticking to the game plan and hopefully finding that bit of quality that gets us the points.”

The Wellmen could name an unchanged side from their midweek win at Denbigh, with no fresh injury concerns affecting Haseldin’s squad.

Rhyl sign off from league action on Friday night having consolidated a fourth place finish in recent weeks.

With two games remaining, Warren Gibbs’ Conwy Borough side visit Belle Vue looking to improve on their current standing of 11th.

Porthmadog boss Craig Papirnyk takes charge of his final game for the Gwynedd club against Guilsfield tomorrow.

Papirnyk recently announced his decision to end his five-season stint at the helm, with first team coach Sion Eifion Jones to replace him next term.

Currently second in the table, Port are chasing a fourth successive league victory in their clash against Guils.

Denbigh Town face a must-win home clash with Llanrhaeadr, though they remain dependent on results elsewhere to stay in the division.

A late upturn in form has has proved to be in vain for relegated Holyhead Hotspur. The Anglesey side play their penultimate game at home to a Ruthin Town side who can still climb to sixth place.