Official stamps out speculation
PENRHYNCOCH moved quickly to dispel rumours that Carwyn Jenkins had quit as first team manager ahead of their League Cup semi-final clash with Halkyn United. Jenkins, who saw his side crash to a heavy Cymru Alliance defeat at Llandudno the previous week, will continue at the helm at Cae Baker at least until the end of the season. However it has been confirmed that Ken March is set to help Jenkins and assistant boss Iwan Roberts with managerial duties at Penrhyn from now until the end of the season. March, who is Aberystwyth Youth team's boss and coaches the Penrhyn third team, was present on the sidelines last weekend as Penrhyn secured their League Cup Final place. General manager Richie Jenkins commented: "Ken has come in to help until the end of the season, he is one of the top coaches in the Aberystwyth area and he has a very professional approach to the game. "Ken has got a lot of experience and he will be a great help to us, but any talk that Carwyn has quit as the manager of Penrhyncoch first team is just idle gossip, and all the stories are totally untrue." Meanwhile the Cae Baker men resume their battle to avoid relegation against high-flying Bala Town tonight (Wednesday) before travelling to take on Halkyn United again in the league this weekend. Penrhyn currently occupy the third relegation spot in the Cymru Alliance, with Cemaes Bay and Mold Alexandra already down, but do have games in hand on those teams immediately above them. Their cause will also be helped by news that mid-table outfit Llandudno Town, who are four points above them, have been accused by officials of fielding ineligible players in two of their recent matches. The Cymru Alliance's disciplinary hearing for the Maesdu Park club is likely to be held in the first week of May, and if found guilty they could be deducted nine points for a serious breach of the rules. Bottom club Cemaes Bay's relegation plight has meanwhile been compounded after they were docked three points and fined £200 by the Alliance after they were charged with failing to fulfil a recent fixture. The Anglesey club's explanation was that they were unable to raise a side to play against Buckley Town back in February because of a long list of injuries, illness, suspensions and work commitments.