LLANRHAEADR bid to maintain their bright start to the JD Cymru North season at home to bottom of the table Porthmadog on Saturday.

The Gwynedd side has endured a miserable start to the campaign but home club senior player Marc Griffiths warned against underestimating Porthmadog.

Griffiths, currently recuperating from a broken arm, is joined on the sidelines by Matty Jones though the villagers welcome back top scorer Matty Williams.

Griffiths said: “Porthmadog have a lot of good players and I am sure it won’t be long be too long before they start to string some results together. For us it’s great to welcome a club as big as them to the village.”

Llanfair United welcome Conwy Borough to Mount Field with manager Rhys Stephens keen for his side to climb the table following a testing start to the campaign.

Stephens said: “We’ve put in some good performances lately but need to turn performances into points.

“Conwy have had a decent start and every game is tough in this league but we’ll be looking to kickstart our season on Saturday.”

Penrhyncoch face a stern challenge with Colwyn Bay the visitors to Cae Baker.

Penrhyn head into the game without striker Steffan Davies while defender Jack Rimmer remains sidelined.

Manager Gari Lewis conceded the absence of duo was a blow.

“We will soldier on without Steff who is unavailable this weekend while Jack is a few weeks away with a calf strain. Jack’s athleticism is a huge asset to us so we hope he is back soon.”

Lewis heaped praise on a Bay side which he tipped to challenge for honours.

“I expect Colwyn Bay to be in the running for the top places,” said Lewis. “They have assembled a big squad with some very talented boys and have a great coaching set-up so we will need to be at our very best to compete.”

Meanwhile Guilsfield are also in action having faced Connahs Quay Nomads in the third round of the Nathaniel Cup at the time the County Times went ti press on Wednesday.

Rhyl travel to Clos Mytton on Saturday.