RHYL director of football Eddie Maurice-Jones said the standard “has now been set” by his squad following their outstanding 4-2 Nathaniel MG Cup win over Caernarfon Town.

The Lilywhites turned in sensational second half display to down the Canaries and advance to the next stage of the competition in fine style, with Maurice-Jones urging his side to take this confidence into their huge Huws Gray Alliance clash at Porthmadog on Saturday.

He said: “I thought we started really poorly and gave Caernarfon a bit too much respect, and when you give teams like that time and space they are going to punish you.

“Full credit to the lads, they never gave up and showed great character and togetherness early which is great going forward as they have only been playing together for eight or nine weeks now.

“Their attitude was really good and we didn’t roll over in the first half and I even thought we could have gone in at the break with a draw, which is what we focussed on at half time.

“The decision making was and is getting better, there is definitely more of a rhythm to our play now because the lads have played more together. We took our chances and to be honest it could have been more, we really dominated and the lads have set their own standard now.”

“We have got to take confidence from this into what is a very big game at Porthmadog, we didn’t carry anyone and the lads that were given a chance tonight have stepped up and taken it which means we have some difficult decisions to make in terms of team selection this weekend.”

Next up for the Lilies is a trip to in-form Porthmadog, who have begun their second tier campaign in impressive form and come into the game on the back of a win at Bangor City and a draw at Flint Town United.