WREXHAM coach Alan Jenkins has called on his promotion-chasing side to eliminate ‘cheap’ penalties that have cost them points this season.

The Bryn Estyn Lane club failed to close the five-point gap on Division Two North leaders COBRA last week when they slipped to a narrow 14-12 defeat at promotion rivals Dolgellau.

Two fine first half tries in quick succession from brothers Olly and Nick Dodd handed the visitors a 12-3 lead in the contest, before the hosts hit back through a score from prop Huw Jones and two second half penalties to snatch the points.

Another stern test awaits Wrexham this weekend at fourth-placed Newtown and Jenkins is calling for a disciplined display from his side.

He said: “Going to Dolgellau for a midweek evening kick-off was always going to be difficult.

“We scored two tries to their one but still lost the game.

“Newtown haven’t lost at home this season so it’s another tough away game for us.

“They usually have a good scrum so we’ve been looking at that in training this week.

“From our point of view we need to cut down on the number of penalties we’re giving away in games, so we’ve looked at where and why we’re getting penalised.

“The weather forecast for Saturday is wet and windy so I’m assuming the game is unlikely to be a fast and open game that we would prefer.

“We’ve put something into place in training this week, so hopefully we’re able to adapt to the conditions.

“Team-wise I think we’re picking from a full squad.

“Most of the injured are back with us in training and we’re looking at sending a second team to Caernarfon on Saturday as well.”

Pacesetters COBRA boast a game in hand at the summit and will be favourites in Saturday’s home clash with Colwyn Bay.

Having played three games fewer than some of their rivals, Dolgellau will look to keep themselves in contention at home to basement side Abergele who remain winless this season.

Fifth-placed Rhyl entertain Welshpool, while Bangor will target a successive league victory at Powys side Llanidloes.

Relegation looms large for Division One strugglers Mold, who are at home to Denbigh as the hosts look to arrest a six-game losing streak.

Leaders Llandudno entertain Bro Ffestiniog, while title rivals Pwllheli face a visit from Llangefni.

Ruthin head to Caernarfon, while Bethesda are at home to Nant Conwy.