How Prestatyn can win the league and promotion this weekend
Since their relegation from the Welsh Premier League back in 2014/2015 where the Seasiders finished 12th, Prestatyn have looked for a route back to the top flight and now this coming Saturday there’s a chance that will be the case.
After the midweek home defeat to Denbigh Town, which was Prestatyn’s first league defeat of the season, Prestatyn would be hoping on Caernarfon to lose away at Guilsfield last Saturday.
Despite securing a 2-0 victory over Penrhyncoch, in which many fans travelled as they thought it would be the game to secure Prestatyn’s promotion back to the Welsh Premier League, Caernarfon’s 0-0 draw with Guilsfield in which Guilsfield missed a penalty in the dying embers of the game, put the celebrations on hold for at least another week.
Just a POINT will do for Prestatyn on Saturday, where they have home advantage over 3rd placed Gresford Athletic. A fifteen point gap with only four games to go for both sides would make it mathematically impossible for Caernarfon to catch Prestatyn, as well as Prestatyn’s inferior goal difference.
Gresford suffered a 5-3 home defeat to Caersws last weekend, despite going the whole month of February unbeaten, which saw Gresford manager Steve Halliwell win the Manager of the Month award.
The last time the two sides met, Prestatyn recorded a 2-0 away victory over Gresford back in November, despite tough conditions, goals from James Stead and Jordan Davies was enough to secure the points. Prestatyn will be hoping more of the same on Saturday.
It has been a fairly successful season for Gibson’s men, missing out on a potential Welsh Cup semi-final only on penalties to the Nomads, as well as success in the Huws Gray Alliance League Cup.
In total, the club have scored 100 goals in the division this season, showing their attacking prowess with the two top goal scorers of the division plying their trade in the red of Prestatyn, with 27-goals Jordan Davies and 18 goals Jack Kenny.
Prestatyn could repeat the efforts of Caernarfon last season who won the league and cup double.
PHOTO BY CHRIS HOWELLS