Bluebirds prepare for Canaries battle


Gavin Grosvenor

CAERSWS manager Graham Evans has challenged his side to go the rest of the Huws Gray Alliance season unbeaten, starting at home to Caernarfon Town on Saturday (2.30).

The Bluebirds go into the game with growing confidence despite losing to a late goal at unbeaten runaway league leaders Prestatyn Town last weekend.

Evans said: “The character and work rate showed in the second-half to come back from 2-0 at the champions elect was immense and hopefully that'll give the lads a big boost despite the manner of defeat.”

The Bluebirds are without the suspended Josh Hartrick with Callum Hawthorne, Jake Parr, Lance Jones, Scott Williams and Graham Jones also ruled out with Phil Jones added to the squad.

Evans added: “We've challenged the lads to go unbeaten for the remainder of the season on but we're expecting another difficult match at home to Caernarfon.

“If we show the same desire, belief and fight as we did last week, it's a game we need to and can win.”

Guilsfield bid to get their campaign back on track having slumped since the New Year with last week's draw at Penrhyncoch extending their winless run in the league to four games.

Despite the Guils being without a win since December the visit of Mold Alexandra offers the villagers another chance to get their season back on track.

Penrhyncoch and Llanfair United both face crucial games in their respective battles against the drop.

Inform Penrhyncoch host Ruthin Town but manager Gari Lewis has been left unhappy at the suspension for captain Owain James who misses the clash following his dismissal against Guilsfield.

Lewis said: “There was some inept refereeing throughout for both sides, but I was really proud of the lads and it was a fully deserved point for us. “There’s still plenty of work to do and we still need at least another three wins.”

Meanwhile Rhys Stephens expects an immediate reaction from his side at Holyhead Hotspur following last week's 4-0 thrashing at basement side Buckley Town.

“We were shocking, it was as bad a display I've seen since we were promoted to the Alliance,” said Stephens. “I expect a reaction at Holyhead on Saturday as we need to pick up points now.”

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