IT’S crunch time for Wrexham in the North Wales Division Two promotion race as the season heads into its home straight.

The Bryn Estyn Lane club sit third in the table, three points adrift of leaders COBRA and two behind second-placed Dolgellau.

With his side having played a game more, head coach Alan Jenkins accepts that Wrexham are outsiders to go up but is determined to heap as much pressure on their rivals as possible.

Speaking ahead of Saturday’s penultimate game at struggling Bangor, he said: “Dolgellau and Cobra both have tricky games and they’ll be playing each other next week so at least one of them will be dropping points,

“Our aim is simple, we’ve just got to play our part and keep winning.

“Everyone at the club is enjoying their rugby and competition for places is still very high.”

Wrexham ran out convincing 49-0 winners in the reverse fixture against Bangor, running in seven unanswered tries in the one-sided contest.

And after successive high-scoring wins in recent weeks, Jenkins insists that confidence is high.

“We’ve still got a couple of lads out missing but we should still have a strong squad to take to Bangor”, he added.

“The last couple of games have seen us pick up convincing wins against Llanidloes and Abergele. They’ve been real confidence-boosters for us.

“We’ll go to Bangor looking to play open, attacking rugby again to try to get the result that keeps the pressure on the top two.”

Pacesetters Cobra will pursue their 18th successive league victory at Nant Conwy seconds, while Dolgellau entertain Llanidloes.

Flint are looking to end the Division Three campaign on a high.

An impressive sequence of results has lifted them to third in the standings ahead of tomorrow’s home clash with Pwllheli seconds.

Head coach Aled Davies has been impressed with his side’s progress and hailed the ‘grit’ shown by his players this term.

He said: “Since the turn of the year I cant fault the lads, with a season of mounting injuries we’ve galvanised as a group and shown flare in attack with a solid back bone in defence.

“Beating Shotton away, Pwllheli away are examples of this attitude we have. With Pwllheli having a outside chance of the title I expect a tough fixture. I have heaped praise on the lads this week and the focus has been on reflecting on a positive season.

“We’re currently third, which is a reflection of our hard work so far. have asked them to ‘dig deep’ for two more 80 minutes, starting this Saturday.”

League leaders Shotton are fixture-free this weekend, but could be overtaken by Machynlleth if the mid-Wales side beat Holyhead.

Rhos end their campaign with a visit to Menai Bridge, while Denbigh seconds host Llangefni seconds.

With their relegation already confirmed, Mold are playing for pride in the Division One run-in.

The Flintshire club have lost all but two of their 17 fixtures this term and head to Denbigh.

Llandudno will secure the league title with victory at Bethesda, while Caernarfon head to relegation-threatened Bro Ffestiniog.