IT is a big weekend in the JD Cymru North with four of the top six teams playing each other. 

Fourth-placed Colwyn Bay are at home to sixth-placed Buckley Town on Friday night (7:45pm), while third-placed Guilsfield play fifth-placed Ruthin Town on Saturday. 

 Six points separate the four of them, although Buckley, in sixth, have games in hand on the other three. 

Seagulls boss Steve Evans expects to have a full strength squad to choose from and is predicting a tough battle as the team look to extend his unbeaten start as manager to four games.


 “It was a pleasing performance by everybody last weekend against Penrhyncoch (5-1 victory), but we have competition for places now and that is a good headache for me to have for Friday,” he said this week. 

Buckley’s 2-1 win over Llanidloes in their last outing ended a winless run of three games  and they have already beaten the Seagulls this season with a 1-0 victory at  The Globe ground in August. 

 “They are a good side with good players and we are expecting a really tough game,” added Steve. 

“We have to be up for a battle, but Friday night under the lights is a great opportunity to put in a good performance in front of our fans, who were fantastic again last weekend.” 

The Bay have an average attendance of over 700 in their three previous Friday night home games this season and are hoping for similar support for this big game. 

As an added incentive for fans, there is £3 a pint on all draught pints in the clubhouse and registered supporters will receive a free pint on arrival!