Denbigh Town preparing for tough Flint fixture
Denbigh Town are establishing themselves as a top Huws Gray Alliance side, and their forthcoming fixture is one they’ll be looking to win to push higher in the league, as they currently sit fifth.
Here, manager Eddie Maurice-Jones talks about his sides chances in tomorrow’s game and the season so far.
With 12 wins from 18 games, Denbigh have enjoyed a steady campaign – with Maurice Jones looking for momentum as they enter the business end of the season.
“I’m pleased with our overall form. I do feel we’ve dropped points this season which has been tough but the standard of teams are very high.
“However, you prepare and work hard. There are times it doesn’t work, you just have to except it, learn from it and move on as a group. We are still in a very strong position if we can build some momentum up and win our games in hand”.
Denbigh return to Central Park after two important away wins against Llandudno Junction and Penrhyncoch.
“Really happy to have picked up two wins away recently. Penrhyncoch is a really tough place to go. I’m extremely pleased with the way the players managed the game and stayed committed to the cause.
“We found it hard to break Penrhyncoch down after controlling possession for large periods. Also I’m very happy to have finally won at Llandudno Junction, having visited them twice already in both cups and failing to succeed was very satisfying.”
Although they are at opposite ends of the table, he is wary of Flint who come off the back of a disappointing defeat.
“Niall will be looking for a positive response from his players following their defeat to Caersws last week. Flint are a strong Cymru Alliance side with both quality and depth. I was particularly impressed with Flint against Caernarfon a few weeks ago and believe they deserved more. I expect it to be a physical affair and a tough challenge at Central Park on Saturday.”
As a top five team, Denbigh are looking to finish as high as possible – but Maurice Jones reckons there is no safe bet on who will finish where in a very tight league.
“Every league game is difficult. It’s competitiveness is one of the reasons it’s the best around. It keeps managers and players alert and looking to raise their game. Lifting the standard each week. We will prepare well for every fixture and look to build some momentum up for the remainder of the season. It’s been difficult battling with the weather to sustain a high level of match fitness.
“We will look to finish as high as possible and if we can put some pressure on the teams at the top that would be great. I believe if anyone can finish above Caernarfon they deserve to be champions. I think Holywell will be the ones to push them to the end. It’s a big ask for the trailing teams who could finish in any order from 2nd and 6th.”
Joel Hewitt, who joined Denbigh from junction, is looking to make an impact for Denbigh once again with the manager full of praise for his latest signing.
“Joel has settled in great considering the frustration of not having a game for so long. He’s been a standout for Llandudno Junction this season and when the opportunity came I jumped at the chance to bring him to Denbigh. He played a big part in the build up to our goal against Penrhyncoch which resulted in us winning the game.”
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