Danny Barton on Guilsfield’s end of season run in

Guilsfield manager Danny Barton has already taken his mid Wales side to a JD Welsh Cup quarter final this season, but his work is far from over.

Eighth in the league and on the back of a highly respectable draw against Caernarfon last week, he now takes his side to Holywell Town where a win would be a big statement.

Y Clwb Pel Droed caught up with Barton to ask about the challenge ahead, and how where he sees his team ending up come the conclusion of the Huws Gray Alliance.

Danny Barton insists his side can take confidence from their draw with Caernarfon, as they look to build on that performance, stating Guilsfield were the better side against the reigning Champions.

“Absolutely – a great performance and we were the better team. If we’d taken our chances we could have been two up”

Barton is expecting a tough game as he travels to an in form Holywell Town, summing up his prediction for the game in one simple word.

“Tough. They are decent side who are hitting form again.”

Asked on how far Guilsfield can climb up the table this season, Barton thinks the top four might be out of reach for his side to achieve this season.

“All depends on next three or four results I think that might be a stretch too far but we have to aim for that.”

After taking his side to JD Welsh Cup quarter finals, Barton acknowledges the financial boost prize money from the competition will bring.

“Good cup runs always help small clubs and helps towards all the effort the committee put in.”

Guilsfield will be without two players and are expecting one to come back into the squad.

“Robbie James and Louis Irvine both out. Hopefully Aaron Edwards returns.”

The game kicks off on Saturday 11 March at 2:30pm at Holywell’s Halkyn Road ground.

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