GUILSFIELD welcome Llandudno to Clos Mytton on Saturday for the JD Cymru North season opener.

Manager Nathan Leonard expects a tough afternoon but admitted the players and himself were so happy to be back in action after 16 months of misery.

Leonard said: "We are looking forward to a competitive league game again. Its been a very long time, I've missed the buzz and even the nervousness league games brings when points are up for grabs.

"It is very important we get off to a good start and Saturday will be very tough against a good Llandudno team.

"Sion Eardley has made some great signings and I'm sure they will be right up there come the end of April.

"We will be looking to build from a great second-half display last week and hopefully get the three points.

"Unfortunately we still have three players missing but we are looking stronger than last week which is a big positive."

Penrhyncoch are also at home with Ruthin Town the visitors to Cae Baker

Assistant manager Sion James said: "They are a young fit side who play good football and they always impress us sowe need to be ready and I’m sure we will be."

Llanidloes Town will open their league campaign at Holywell Town.

Manager Chris Davies was impressed by his side's battling display in last week's cup defeat against Gresford Athletic.

He said: "We had a tough defeat in injury time last week in a game which we felt could have gone either way.

"We took some positives out of that and we’re now confident we can start in the league campaign with a positive result."

Llanrhaeadr also hit the road with their season opener at Prestatyn Town.

Manager Marc Griffiths backed his side to cause an upset.

"They have signed a lot of experience during the summer whereas we have introduced younger lads who will be keen to prove they can cut it at this level," said Griffiths.