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Northern Football Preview, 12th November

*Odds will appear on the day of the match


Due to Welsh Cup third-round matches taking place, there is just one fixture scheduled for the tier 2 JD Cymru North on Saturday.

It is a vital game in terms of the top of the table, though.

Llandudno will go level on 31 points with leading pair Colwyn Bay and Holywell Town if they pick up a win at Llanidloes Town.

And on current form, one has to edge towards a Tudno victory.

Since exiting the Welsh Cup at Prestatyn last month, Sean Eardley’s side have won four on the bounce in the league – three of them away from home.

The Seasiders really showed their mettle last Friday with a dramatic 2-1 success at the same Prestatyn outfit which ended their national cup dreams.

Llanidloes are no pushover, though, as they proved on Saturday by taking a 2-0 half time lead at home to unbeaten leaders Colwyn Bay before eventually losing 3-2.

The Daffs had lost five in a row before stopping the rot with a 4-1 beating of Buckley and then grabbing a commendable 2-2 draw at Guilsfield prior to giving the Bay quite a scare.

Saturday’s combatants have met once already this season, Llandudno defeating Llanidloes 3-0 at home in the Welsh Blood Service League Cup.

It is difficult to lean against Tudno at present, who should make it a nap hand of league triumphs.


Llanidloes Town 1 Llandudno 3


After a brief revival recently Corwen’s form has taken another slump, with 7-0, 3-0 and 5-1 defeats suffered in their last three outings.

On Saturday, Lee Pope’s side will aim to change their fortunes when a Rhayader Town outfit one place lower in the table visit the War Memorial Park.

Corwen have already lost 3-0 at Rhayader in the league this season, but are a decent bet to scoop at least a draw in the rematch, given their desperation for points.

Leaders Cefn Albion face a quick return against Builth Wells, whom they beat 2-0 at Clywedog Park a fortnight ago.

Builth are more than capable of revenge at Lant Fields, especially with Cefn going through a sticky patch which includes four sending-offs in their last four games, but a draw might be the likeliest outcome.

Having lost for the first time this season in their last league outing, second-place Llanfair United will want to avoid another slip-up, but are likely to have it tough against a Bow Street side on a high after knocking Cefn Albion out of the Ardal North Cup on Saturday.

Llanfair did bounce back well against Welshpool in the same cup at the weekend and they can just shade it at Cae Piod.

Caersws have six wins in seven and can make it seven from eight at home to Welshpool Town, although it will be far from easy.

Llandrindod Wells were 7-0 victors in their last away match. It should be tougher for them at Llangollen Town, but the Spamen still look good for the W.

Bottom side Llanrhaeadr might find high-flyers Rhos Aelwyd too hot to handle, while Llanuwchllyn should be formidable enough to see off visitors Penycae.


Bow Street 1 Llanfair United 2

Builth Wells 2 Cefn Albion 2

Caersws 3 Welshpool Town 1

Corwen 1 Rhayader Town 1

Llangollen Town 2 Llandrindod Wells 3

Llanrhaeadr-ym-Mochnant 1 Rhos Aelwyd 4

Llanuwchllyn 2 Penycae 0


Can leaders Bangor 1876 retain their unbeaten record at fourth-place Nantlle Vale on Saturday?

It will certainly be an interesting test for Michael Johnston’s side against a team which has topped the table at times this season, but whose form has been generally inconsistent.

With all the goals potential in the squad, 1876 should wrest the three points.

Hawarden Rangers put up a really good show at 1876 in the Ardal North Cup on Saturday before losing 4-1, but can the Flintshire outfit stop third-place CPD Y Rhyl 1879 in their tracks?

Gareth Thomas’ side have a raft of suspensions and injuries to deal with, but proved in a 2-0 win at Brickfield Rangers at the weekend what a solid unit they are.

Away win, but a hard battle for the visitors.

Llangefni Town’s win over Nantlle Vale on Saturday really suggests they are finding some form now and the Anglesey men look a decent shout for at least a point at Brickfield.

There will be a very quick rematch at Gwydir Park when Llanrwst United welcome Llandudno Albion.

The teams met at the same venue in an Ardal North Cup match last Saturday and the Rwsters got through on penalties. Albion are not getting the best of luck right now, but they might just turn the tables with important league points at stake.

Llay Welfare hammered Y Felinheli 7-0 in the FAW Amateur Trophy at The Ring two weeks ago.

Same teams, same location in the league on Saturday – same result?

It should be closer, but the odds still favour an emphatic home win.

Struggling sides Rhostyllen and Bodedern Athletic both badly need points – they clash at The Rec near Wrexham. Much will depend on the strength of squad Boded have to travel.

This could be the occasion where Rhostyllen scoop a first league win of the campaign.

Saltney Town v Denbigh Town might just end up the match of the day.

Saltney are actually a place above their opponents in the table, but just a point ahead with Denbigh having played four games less.

Dark horses Saltney have given all the top sides tough games and really are hard to beat at Sandy Lane, but Denbigh are full of goals and this one could end up mighty close. Too close to call. Draw.


Brickfield Rangers 2 Llangefni Town 2
Hawarden Rangers 1 CPD Y Rhyl 1879 2
Llanrwst United 1 Llandudno Albion 2
Llay Welfare 3 CPD Y Felinheli 0
Nantlle Vale 1 Bangor 1876 3
Rhostyllen 2 Bodedern Athletic 0
Saltney Town 2 Denbigh Town 2

*Odds will appear on the day of the match

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