CPD Y Rhyl 1879 were left frustrated after they were forced to cancel their latest friendly fixture against CPD Caer Clwyd.

The NWCFA Tier 4 (East) Premier Division side took the “difficult decision” to cancel the fixture after receiving track and trace feedback issued by NHS Wales, meaning Belle Vue was without action of any kind once again during a frustrating few months for domestic football across the country.

This represents a slight dent in manager Gareth Thomas’ plans for the upcoming campaign, but there is still no clear indication as to when competitive action will begin for grassroots levels due to the coronavirus pandemic.

The former Denbigh Town and Conwy Borough boss has assembled a talented squad who look more than capable of challenging for honours during their inaugural season, which came after the former Rhyl FC and their 141-year were wound-up die to financial issues.

With the NWCFA making provisional plans for a return to action once given the green light by the Welsh Government, Sport Wales, and the Football Association of Wales, the club is looking for friendly opponents over Christmas and the New Year period to ensure they are fully ready to go from the off.

The club is inviting any would-be opponents from the Denbighshire of from their own league for fixtures on December 19, January 9, 16 and 23, at which time it is hoped more concrete details will be available for clubs in Tiers 4 and 5 after being something of an afterthought during the FAW’s return to football initiative.