PENRHYNCOCH bid to build on their dream start to the JD Cymru North season at home to Ruthin Town on Saturday.

The Roosters hit the ground running with a last gasp win at Llanrhaeadr last week.

Manager Gari Lewis expected a tough test against a Ruthin Town side which appointed Chris Hardy following the resignation of Chris Williams.

Lewis expected the managerial change to galvanise the visitors.

“Ruthin are always a difficult test and I imagine with Chris leaving the Ruthin lads will want to impress their new manager,” said Lewis.

“They have two or three gifted players and who have been tremendously loyal to the club as I’m sure other clubs have tried to entice them away.”

Lewis praised his players attitude in their opening day win.

“We showed a super mentality and kept going to the last whistle which shows we are fit and strong at the moment,” said Lewis.

Steffan Davies is unavailable and Jack Rimmer is injured with Lewis confident his squad could cope.

Meanwhile Penrhyncoch hit the road for Llanfair United on Wednesday.

Manager Rhys Stephens expected another tough test with his side opening their account for the season in last week’s draw with Ruthin Town.

Stephens said: “We will be looking to build on a decent point against Ruthin.

“Penrhyncoch had a great win Saturday and I will expect nothing less than a really tough battle.”