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Cymru North & Ardal Northern Preview, 13th-14th January

*Odds will appear on the day of the match




Denbigh TownvBrickfield Rangers



Colwyn BayvPenrhyncoch (2 pm)
Chirk AAAvConwy Borough (2 pm)
PorthmadogvMold Alexandra (2.30 pm)
Ruthin TownvLlandudno (2.30 pm)


Bow StreetvCorwen
Builth WellsvLlanrhaeadr-ym-Mochnant
CaerswsvRhos Aelwyd
DolgellauvRhayader Town
Llanfair UnitedvLlandrindod Wells
LlanuwchllynvCefn Albion
Welshpool TownvLlangollen Town


CPD Y FelinhelivCPD Y Rhyl
Flint MountainvNantlle Vale
Llandudno AlbionvSaltney Town
Llanrwst UnitedvHawarden Rangers
Llay WelfarevBangor 1876
RhostyllenvLlangefni Town



Leaders Colwyn Bay could be 12 points clear by the end of Saturday’s action if, as expected, they see off bottom side Penrhyncoch at Llanelian Road.

Unbeaten in 17 matches, Steve Evans’ side will entertain a visiting team 40 points behind them in the table and having won just twice in 16 games this season.

Second-place Llandudno can put daylight between themselves and Holywell Town in third with a positive result at Ruthin Town. Both Tudno and the Wellmen have 40 points, but Holywell are in Welsh Cup combat on Saturday.

Llandudno lost 1-0 at home to Ruthin in November, so will be out for revenge at the Memorial Fields.

Named Cymru North Manager of the Month for December, Sean Eardley and his Seasiders have been in fine form on their travels and are targeting an eighth straight away win in the league.

Points at the other end of the table will be of utmost importance when struggling Chirk AAA host Conwy Borough, while Porthmadog, who have lost six of their last seven in the league, are also desperate for a win over visitors Mold Alexandra.

This will be the third meeting between the teams this season, but a first in the league, Port having won 4-2 at Alex in the Welsh Blood Service League Cup, while the Flintshire side triumphed 4-3 at Y Traeth in the Welsh Cup.


Colwyn Bay51Penrhyncoch
Chirk AAA12Conwy Borough
Porthmadog32Mold Alexandra
Ruthin Town12Llandudno


First meets third at the Recreation Ground, but it is hard to bet against table-toppers Caersws in current form.

The Bluebirds have scored 21 goals in their last four games without conceding and have won nine on the bounce in Ardal North East.

However, on Saturday, Marc Griffiths’ side face the only team to beat them in the league this season – Rhos Aelwyd. 

The Aelwyd defeated the Powys men 2-1 back in August, so could there be any sort of psychological advantage with Saturday’s visitors?

I believe not. I expect Caerwys to make it 10 straight league successes.

Bow Street should bounce back from last week’s shock loss at Rhayader Town when they host Corwen, but can Llanrhaeadr-ym-Mochnant continue their major resurgence at Builth Wells?

The Bulls were destroyed 6-0 at Caersws last time out, while Llanrhaeadr made it 10 points from a possible 12 with a surprise 4-3 verdict over Llanfair United.

Llanrhaeadr are on the up and I think they can definitely get something at Lant Fields.

Rhayader Town’s improvement can stand them in good stead at Dolgellau, Llanfair will be anxious to get back on track when they play hosts to shaky Llandrindod Wells, Welshpool Town versus Llangollen Town has the look of a draw and that brings us to arguably the match of the day, Llanuwchllyn versus long-time leaders Cefn Albion.

Neither team has played a league match since mid-November – how will inactivity affect them?

Hard one to predict, but I take Albion to edge it.


Bow Street30Corwen
Builth Wells22Llanrhaeadr-ym-Mochnant
Caersws20Rhos Aelwyd
Dolgellau01Rhayader Town
Llanfair United31Llandrindod Wells
Llanuwchllyn12Cefn Albion
Welshpool Town11Llangollen Town


The weekend kicks off on Friday when Denbigh Town entertain Brickfield Rangers.

Fourth-place Bricky are actually four points ahead of Denbigh in sixth, but the Vale of Clwyd club have played four games less.

Rangers won their first three away games, but have not been victorious on their travels since.

With home advantage, and having already beaten Bangor 1876 (cup) and Rhyl 1879 (league) at Central Park, the form book leans towards Denbigh, but it is a tricky call.

Unbeaten leaders Bangor 1876 face one of the stiffer tasks on their schedule with a visit to Llay Welfare on Saturday.

The corresponding fixture at Treborth earlier this season ended 2-2, but 1876’s form since that August meeting has been much more consistent than Llay’s.

Welfare can be prone to the odd slip-up at The Ring and they simply cannot afford to be at anything below their best if they are to stop the visitors in their tracks.

CPD Y Rhyl 1879 will travel to Y Felinheli still troubled by suspensions and injuries, but now on a four-match unbeaten run which has seen them pull level on points with Bangor, albeit having played two games more. Gareth Thomas’ side should grit out another three points.

In-form Flint Mountain can send visitors Nantlle Vale home pointless, while Llangefni Town are a decent bet to end up victorious at bottom team Rhostyllen.

With Callum Parry back in the ranks, Llanrwst United will be a dangerous beast for visitors Hawarden Rangers to encounter, while Llandudno Albion might just be due a change of luck when they take on Saltney Town.


Denbigh Town22Brickfield Rangers
CPD Y Felinheli12CPD Y Rhyl
Flint Mountain31Nantlle Vale
Llandudno Albion20Saltney Town
Llanrwst United31Hawarden Rangers
Llay Welfare24Bangor 1876
Rhostyllen02Llangefni Town

*Odds will appear on the day of the match

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