The fight to stay in the Huws Gray Alliance is intensifying into a fierce battle, with six sides fighting to avoid a four-team drop zone this year.
On Saturday the relegation dog fight will take another twist or turn, as Ruthin Town prepare to face Conwy Borough in a significant six pointer.
Y Clwb Pel Droed spoke to Ruthin Town manager Chris Williams as he continues to plot Ruthin’s route to safety.
Y Clwb Pel Droed has already documented Ruthin’s great run of form over the past two months, which has lifted them from the bottom of the table to real contenders for survival. Williams knows how much his side has achieved, but is aware the job is far from done.
“I’m happy the way the lads have performed in the last two months, even more pleasing is how hard their working, showing real determination to remain in this league and it must continue.”
Ruthin are currently 11th facing 13th placed Conwy Borough, but their previous league meeting with Conwy was a humiliating 6-0 defeat. This will no doubt give confidence to Conwy, but Williams looks back on the result as a mark of their progress.
“The last time we played Conwy was a real low! Since then a few things have changed, and all the credit must go the players how they’ve given themselves a fighting chance to stay up.
We’ll be ready and determined to put it right Saturday.”
Williams states the tight end of the league table is of little interest in, with his focus wholly on the remaining games of the 2016/17 campaign.
“I don’t pay to much attention to the table, what I know is if we win our remaining games we’re playing Cymru alliance next year , and that is the message the lads have been getting.”
Ruthin are on a winning streak of four games, a mean feat in a fierce Huws Gray Alliance this year, and all at Ruthin Town are vying to stay part of it.
“It’s not an easy league to win games in so to win four on spin is good, but I want more, I always want us to be better , and we will all work hard to carry this little run on. We know how important it is to our club to stay in this league.”
Williams takes his side into the game with some injuries, but is confident with the squad available.
“Ashley and Garmon Hafal along with Llyr Morris are unavailable, but we will be OK!”
Ruthin entertain Conwy Borough at home for a 2:30pm kick off on Saturday afternoon.
Photo Credit: Ruthin Town FC