Rhyl FC
Rhyl FC
The Lilywhites

Date Added 20/04/2017

Rhyl host Llandudno on Saturday in their final Dafabet Welsh Premier League game of the season in the 5.15pm kick off at the Corbett Sports Stadium.  With Rhyl's relegation confirmed on Tuesday night as Barry Town United sealed promotion, Niall McGuinness will be looking for Saturday as an opportunity for his squad to turn in a performance to give supporters hope for the following season.

The club announced earlier this week that there will be free admission to the game, sponsored by Cartrefi Conwy, for all spectators with an opportunity for supporters to make a donation to the club on entry.

There will also be a bucket collection at the game in aid of Luke's Army, a local fundraising campaign by a Kinmel Bay family following the diagnosis of Cancer for there son.

In advance of the game we caught up with Niall McGuinness to get his thoughts about the weekend's game.

Recent Matches

This season, the three matches have all ended in draws.  Our only 0-0 draw of the season was against Llandudno on the opening day and then on the final day of Phase 1 we drew 2-2 at the Giant Hospitality Stadium when 2 Alex Jones goals were cancelled out by equalisers from Jamie Reed and James Joyce. The third match was also a draw when a late late equaliser from Stefan Halewood earned the Lilywhites a point. 

 

The previous season both encounters were equally tight.  Llandudno secured all three points in their home match and then the points were shared again in the return at the Corbett Sports Stadium when a Connor Bell strike was cancelled out by a Marc Williams goal.

Recent Form

Over the last few weeks Llandudno began to look over their shoulder towards the relegation places, particularly after their 2-0 defeat at home to Aberystwyth Town.  Last Friday they lost at Cefn Druids 3-2 but their safety was secured with Rhyl's defeat a few hours later.

During the second phase Llandudno have picked up only  one win, a 4-3 win at Aberystwyth in mid February and have not won in their last 6 games.  During this period they have won 1 match, drew 5 and lost 3. This has seen them collect  8 points from a possible 27, the same position as Rhyl.

Overall Llandudno have won 7 from 31 this season, only Airbus have won less, and are the lowest goalscorers in the league, finding the net on 30 occasions.