FOUR Crosses host Berriew in the Ardal North East League on Saturday.

The hosts remain without a league win this season while the visiting Rhiewsiders have endured an inconsistent campaign.

Crosses manager John Reid remains upbeat and insisted improved performances would soon yield rewards.

He said: "Our young lads were very unlucky at Penycae last week, our performances have improved while results haven’t gone our way.

"Berriew will be a tough test as they are a good goal scoring side but this is our last game till new year so we will be giving 100 per cent.

Meanwhile Berriew manager Dave Jones hopes his side continue to find their form after conceding their early season performances had failed to meet standards.

Jones said: "We have flattered to deceive in the league this season, performing well on occasions and being one or two goals ahead in virtually every game against the top sides only to fall away in the second half and conceding far too many goals.

"After our recent defeat to Llanfair where we once again threw away a two goal lead, I had a very frank discussion with the players who were told things had to change."

Jones has been happy with the reaction with the villagers rampant in last week's derby win at Welshpool Town.

"Since the Llanfair game we have changed our shape and our approach and one or two of the starting eleven and so far we have had a positive reaction with two clean sheets and three victories," said Jones.

"The second half last Friday against Welshpool was exactly how we want to play and I am looking for that to continue at Four Crosses Saturday and for the rest of the season."

The Rhiewsiders travel without the unavailable Sam Bowers while Drew Cook and Richard Davies are injured.