Friday night sees Flint once again on their travels, when they go to mid Wales to face Aberystwyth. The Seasiders currently lie one place below the Silkmen, with 3 fewer points, so a close game is anticipated.
Ben Hughes could be in with a chance of returning to the squad after missing the last couple of games through injury, whilst Mark Cadwallader isn’t far off full fitness. However, Jean-Louis Akpa-Akpro looks certain to miss out after breaking down in the warm up to last weekend’s match.
Lee Fowler gave us his thoughts on the upcoming game, and his reaction to last Saturday’s win over Airbus.
“It was great to see the biggest Saturday crowd in the league v Airbus last week, considering the game was on Sgorio, it was a late kick off and there was also a big premier league game kicking off at the same time. To get that many people into the ground, with the young kids making such a noise, was great to see.
After last Saturday’s win, we need to keep the momentum building. And so we need to turn draws into wins, as back to back wins can see you quickly climb a table.
The chances we have created in the last two games have been really pleasing to see, but we now need to convert those chances into goals.
Defensively we have been excellent, Airbus had 2 shots on target all game, and Caernarfon 4, so the fine margins are key.
The second half v Airbus was exactly what we are about, being on the front foot, aggressive in our intent to score with bodies going forward. We need to take this approach from the first whistle on Friday night.
Aberystwyth will be another tough game. They have a good balance to their team, possess some physical defenders, are good on dead balls and long throws and have quick players in good areas of the pitch. Both teams will be going into the game looking for the 3 points.
There is a 3 point gap now between us and 6th place and 3 points to 8th and we want to keep on the tails of the teams above us, with 8 home games and 3 away left before the league splits.”