SEAGULLS boss Steve Evans says his side have a point to prove when they bid to complete a league and cup double over Ruthin Town at the 4 Crosses Arena on Saturday (October 29th, 2.30pm kick off).
The Bay, still unbeaten this season and going into the game on the back of an 11-match winning run, had a hard-fought 2-1 win at Ruthin in the WBS League Cup last month, with Ryan Edwards and an own goal giving them victory.
Ruthin saw a four-match unbeaten run ended with a 3-1 defeat at fourth-placed Prestatyn Town last Friday, but have built up some momentum in climbing to seventh in the table after a slow start to the campaign.
They reached the quarter-finals of the Nathaniel MG Cup and put in a batlling performance before losing 2-0 to Connah’s Quay Nomads, and are also through to the third round of the JD Welsh Cup after beating Rhyl 1879 with goals from Llyr Morris and Gwion Owen who both had short spells at the Bay last season.
Ruthin also had four players selected for the Wales Region squad which competed in the recent UEFA Regions Cup qualifiers in Ireland.
The Seagulls boss commented: “I was really pleased with the character and togetherness shown by the squad last weekend. We had to dig deeper than any other game this season, as Guilsfield really made it difficult for us.
“To go behind twice and then have the belief, desire and quality to come back and win the game was superb.
“We can’t give ourselves a mountain to climb, though.
“It hasn’t happened too many times this season and I’m expecting us to start the game on Saturday against Ruthin with a point to prove.
“Ruthin were possibly the better team last time we met and were unlucky not to get anything out of the game, so we know we have to be at it and ready for a battle.
“See you all Saturday #Seagulls!”
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