Rhyl FC
Rhyl FC
The Lilywhites

Date Added 09/03/2017

On Friday 10th March we travel to Maesdu Park (kick off 7.45pm) to take on Llandudno as we complete the first set of fixtures in the second phase of the Dafabet Welsh Premier League. With Airbus seemingly stranded in the bottom position it appears an almight scramble is underway to avoid the last relegation berth. Last weekend the three teams in 9th, 10th and 11th all picked up a point to leave the status quo at the bottom. For Rhyl, the match on Friday is another match that Niall McGuinness knows the club cannot afford to lose. Injury wise James Bell and Mike Sharples continue their recovery whilst striker Steve Lewis is considered a doubt following his injury last time out against Aberystwyth. Definitely missing will be midfielder Jack Abraham who asked to be released from his contract following last Friday's match. The club consented and Abraham has signed for FC Nomads of Connah's Quay and joins his Dad at the club.

Last Time Out

We visited Llandudno in the first phase in mid January in awful weather. On that evening Rhyl probably felt they should have claimed all three points as twice they took the lead through midfielder Alex Jones and on both occasions equalisers through Jamie Reed and James Joyce pulled the hosts back into contention.

Last season we travelled to Maesdu Park in early September and a disappointing evening saw the home side claim a 1-0 victory through a Lewis Buckley goal just before half time in front of a large crowd of 605.

Recent Form

Llandudno have found the going slightly tougher in their second season in the Dafabet Welsh Premier League after their third position finish last season. This season they failed to qualify for the top 6 as Carmarthen Town claimed the final slot on the last day of Phase 1.

Llandudno have claimed 9 points from their last seven matches. This included a New Year’s Day win at home to Bangor City, a point at home to Rhyl, an away point at Airbus and a point against Cefn Druids last weekend. Arguably their performance of recent weeks was their 4-3 win at Aberystwyth Town three weeks ago. On this occasion a 3-1 deficit after 60 minutes was turned around with three goals in nine minutes including a wonder strike from ex Lilywhite Danny Hughes which went on to win the Sgorio Goal of the Month for February. Lets hope that Danny has got his quota of wonder goals out of his system now for the season given the recent history of ex-Lilywhites scoring against Rhyl recently.

Admission prices are £8 for adults, £6 for concessions and £1 for children under 16. Maesdu Park is located on Builder Street West, post code LL30 1HH. Seating is available on two sides of the ground with a refurbished club house near to the entrance of the ground. Parking is available at the ground and around Builder Street.