FOUR Crosses renew rivalries with Waterloo Rovers on Saturday in MMP-NL Mid Wales League Two.

Both sides stepped up from the J T Hughes Montgomeryshire League this season and Crosses manager expected a tough test at Maesydre.

“With games being so close last season our 5-0 win against Rovers in the Welsh Cup was a bit of a surprise to be honest so I'm expecting a closer game this time around.

“We always look forward to playing them away as we like the pitch which suits our style of play.

“We are obviously looking to get 3pts on the board as we have a few cup games coming up and already a few games behind most teams.”

Meanwhile Barton was far from happy with the withdrawal of Brecon Northcote from the league having already played the South Powys club twice this season.

“It’s a waste of a weekend,” said Barton. “Our lads working nights and travelling down there only for it be for nothing.

“Clubs know what they are getting into at the start of a season and to jack it in because it gets a bit hard and they have not won a game is very poor.”

Elsewhere this weekend Montgomery Town travel to struggling Presteigne while Borth United host Dyffryn Banw,

Dolgellau entertain Rhayader Town while Newbridge bid to maintain their bright start to the campaign at home to Machynlleth.