RHYL FC have two good reasons to be confident ahead of their visit of league leaders Airbus UK on Friday (October 25).
The Lilywhites are the only Welsh Premier League side to have taken points from the all-conquering Wingmakers this season, as Greg Strong’s men battled to a 2-2 draw at the Corbett Sports Stadium last month.
They also head into the match on the back of a dominant 3-1 victory at Connah’s Quay Nomads and club Managing Director, Mike Jones, believes the win had been coming.
He said: “We’ve been playing well over the last couple of games, so it wasn’t a surprise. Looking back if we’d have lost on Saturday, we could’ve been dragged into the bottom half and touching the relegation zone, but with everything so tight, one win can take you to the top six.
“We’re the only team to have taken points off Airbus all season, and it will stand us in good stead if we can take more points off them.
In front of the live TV cameras and under torrential rain, the Lilies went ahead after just seven minutes through Mark Cadwallader.
Despite a Mike Hayes equaliser two minutes later, the dominant visitors got their noses back in front thanks to a Dave Forbes strike and a brilliant Paul McManus shot.
Rhyl nearly added a fourth in the second period with Forbes going close with a bicycle kick, but after the Nomads’ Jamie Wynne was shown a second yellow card late on, they comfortably maintain their advantage until the final whistle.
Rhyl travel to the Hollingsworth Group Stadium this Friday, October 25, kick off 7.30pm.
The club is holding another Legends’ Night on Saturday, October 26. The night, which sees four new names added to the club’s hall of fame, takes place at the Elwy Hall. Tickets are £20, and include dinner and entertainment.