Roosters set for Flint test

PENRHYNCOCH host Flint Town United on Saturday with manager Gari Lewis backing his side to bounce back.

The Roosters slipped to a 3-1 defeat at Rhyl last week but manager Lewis insisted his side deserved more.

“We were well in the match for 50 minutes but a crazy spell in the second-half cost us,” said Lewis. “It’s a defeat but I still came away feeling very positive and felt we had some exceptional performances.

“The boys kept going and we may have got something out of the game at the end.”

Penrhyncoch have picked up six points from a possible 12 and Lewis remained confident his charges were on course for mid-table.

“If I had been offered that at the start of the season then I would have snapped your hand off,” said Lewis.

Lewis had no doubts his side would be underdogs against a Flint Town United side intent on reclaiming their long lost Welsh Premier status.

“They have a lot of quality on the pitch and it will be another challenge for us like every game is this season.”

Skipper Owain James is back in contention after missing the first four games through suspension but the Roosters are sweating on in the fitness of Sion James, Steffan Davies and Matt Mousley while Josh Shaw, Jonny Evans and Cledan Davies are set to be miss out through unavailability.