PENRHYNCOCH hit the road for the first time this season with a clash at Holywell Town on Saturday.

The Roosters make the trip seeking to open their account for the Huws Gray Alliance campaign following last week’s opening weekend defeat to Porthmadog.

Manager Gari Lewis remained upbeat and hoped to build on their dominant second-half display against the North Wales side this weekend.

“Porthmadog deserved to be ahead at half-time but I was proud of our boys for their performance after the break,” said Lewis. “At half-time we told the players to believe in themselves and be more aggressive.

“We gave it a really good go and had we got one back then it may have been different.”

Lewis has bolstered with the signing of veteran winger Craig Williams from JD Welsh Premier side Newtown who joins fellow summer signing Luke Sherbon in providing a wealth of top flight experience.

Lewis also hoped improved fitness levels would ensure his side were soon off the mark.

“One of our friendlies was cancelled in pre-season and with a few of the boys being away we are looking a bit under cooked at the moment.

“We will work hard in training before we go again at Holywell. It’s another tough game but they all are in this league.”