Bangor City travel to Buckley on Saturday (5 January) for this Cymru Alliance fixture and for blues manager Gary Taylor Fletcher that day cannot come quickly enough as he looks to get a poor home result against Goldfield out of the system.
The two teams met on the opening day of the season with relegated Bangor beating promoted Buckley five one.
Bangor led four nil at the break thanks to an Alex Darlington brace alongside strikes from Les Davies and Tom Field. After the interval Keiron Moore reduced the deficit for Buckley before Les Davies added his second for a five one final scoreline.
Last weekend the Flintshire side lost two nil at Llanrhaeadr although reports suggest they enjoyed a fair share of the game.
Buckley manager Dan Moore must be delighted with his club’s ninth position after roughly half a season.
Big goalkeeper Joe Makaruk is club captain and a reassuring figure behind the back four.
Versatile defender Luke Douglas was on The New Saints academy and has previous CA experience with Conwy Borough.
Three midfielders have three goals apiece, namely Luke Blizzard, Aled Bellis and Josh Jones.
Upfront Kieron Moore also has three strikes to his name.
Blues boss Gary Taylor Fletcher will have been hugely disappointed with the home defeat to Guilsfield as his wafer thin squad stretched to breaking point.
Former Accrington glovesman Nathan Wolland has an uneasy afternoon against The Gills, with both Nikki Lee Bulmer and Chris Mullock hampered by injury he seems the likely number one at The Globe.
What had been a settled defence was thrown into confusion by the “warm up” withdrawl of Anthony Stephens allied to the non availability of Mike Williams.
Taylor Fletcher will be desperate to secure the return of at least one of these leftpegs.
This would allow Yalany Baio to lend his abrasive presence to the midfield and perhaps in turn offer the player manager the chance to monitor proceedings from the sidelines.
Whatever the line up Bangor suffered a morale damaging defeat against Guilsfield and will be determined to put things right next time out.
Buckley will be equally determined to add to the misery…