The Wellmen are at Halkyn Road for the first time this season on Saturday, and welcome relegated Welsh Premier League side Rhyl in what will be a tough 1st home game of the season.
Buoyed by last Saturday’s impressive win away to Denbigh, The Wellmen will be full of confidence and will be looking to make it 2 wins out of 2 against the Lillywhites.
Manager John Haseldin will name his side closer to kick off, but is hopeful of being able to call back Shaun Pearson and Matty Kendrick who have both been out injured for the past couple of weeks. In-form strikers Shaun Tuck and Steve Lewis will be looking to add to their tally, along with Jamie McDaid who also scored a brace on Saturday.
If selected, Steve Lewis will come up against the side he played for at the end of last season, whilst lining up for Rhyl could be Tom Rowlands who had a spell with the Wellmen a couple of season’s ago.
Speaking after Saturday’s game, Manager John Haseldin said, “We will enjoy that start tonight, and winning breeds confidence and is a great start to a really tough month. We face Rhyl next and will look forward to that one, and hopefully take our good form into that one.”
Rhyl faced Guilsfield last weekend at their Corbett Sports Stadium and picked up a point in a 1-1 draw. Mark Connolly was on target for the Lillywhites from the penalty spot, having missed an earlier penalty. Rhyl goalkeeper Rory Crowther was also on fine form to also save a penalty to ensure Rhyl picked up a point in their opening game. Rhyl had plenty of chances but were kept at bay by some excellent goalkeeping by Guilsfield’s on loan goalkeeper Andy Wycherley. The Wellmen must be ready for what will be a difficult game, as the Lillywhite’s will be determined to get their first win under their belts as they attempt to make it back to the Welsh Premier League at the first time of asking.
The match kicks off at 2.30pm at Halkyn Road and we look forward to seeing you all on Saturday for our first match of the season.