GUILSFIELD host Llanrhaeadr at Clos Mytton tonight (Friday) with both sides bidding to open their account in the JD Cymru North.

Both sides suffered opening day defeats with Guilsfield losing 1-0 at Prestatyn while Llanrhaeadr suffered an injury time defeat at home to Penrhyncoch.

With the sides also in action in midweek both camps go into tonight’s derby gunning for glory.

Guils director of football Nathan Leonard expected a tough evening.

“Llanrhaeadr will be a tough nut to crack but if we play to the same standard as last week we will cause them plenty of problems,” said Leonard. “However we will need to take our chances.

“Llanrhaeadr have pace in their team and will be up for the game so it’s important we match that and get the win.

“We did very well last week against title favourites Prestatyn and the squad is looking very strong.”

Leonard urged the Guils to maintain their unbeaten home record.

“After two wins in the Nathaniel MG Cup we want to continue our good home form,” said Leonard.

Meanwhile Guilsfield hit the road on Tuesday for Ruthin Town.

Llanrhaeadr make the short trip to Clos Mytton with a bolstered squad following last week’s last gasp defeat at home to Penrhyncoch.

Goalkeeper Jimmy Haynes and midfielder Sam Thomas return to contention but striker Marc Griffiths and captain Joe Vaughan remain fitness doubts.

Griffiths, who is assistant coach to manager Lee Green this season, said: “Guilsfield will be a big test for us. Guilsfield are a quality club which we aspire.

The villagers hope international clearance will be received to add striker Gary Meredith to their squad.

Llanrhaeadr are also in midweek action with the villagers welcoming Corwen to Tanllan on Tuesday evening.