PROMOTION-SEEKING Cwmbran Town hope to have a new striker on board as they attempt to return to winning ways tomorrow, writes Terry Daley.

The Crows lost the Division One leadership of the MacWhirter Welsh League last weekend when they were beaten 1-0 at home by Cambrian & Clydach.

There was more bad news when it was confirmed that Cameroon striker Moses Molongo will not be returning from his homeland because of personal reasons.

But the Crows are hoping Portuguese-born marksman Owen Naquinhare can be signed in time from divisional rivals Maesteg Park Athletic in time to make his debut in the away clash with big-spending ENTO Aberaman Athletic.

Cwmbran are currently fourth and are as many places above Newport YMCA, who have central defensive problems for the visit of Dinas Powys to Mendgalief Road.

Daniel Heath has been ruled out for six months after tearing ankle ligaments in last Saturday's 3-3 draw against Caldicot Town, while Gareth Lynch has also been ruled out with a leg strain.

YMCA, however, will hope leading goal-scorer Aaron Stewart will pass a late fitness test on a damaged ankle.

Caerleon are one place below YMCA in ninth and they host struggling Pontypridd Town, who've conceded 39 goals in losing all seven league games.

The Gwent side, though, will be minus midfielder Martyn Phillips through suspension and defender Jamie Hillier because of a hamstring injury while new central defensive signing Josh Collins will hope to gain match fitness playing for the reserves against Risca United.

Caldicot occupy the position immediately below Caerleon and face a tough task to get anything from a trip to face third-placed Bryntirion Athletic, who won 6-2 at Croesyceiliog last Saturday.

This time out, Croesyceiliog travel to face Afan Lido but are without Jamie Jenkins with a broken thumb and Gareth and Michael Pattimore plus Chris Watkins because of unavailability.

However they will welcome back Ricky Coffe, who has recovered from a hand injury to take his place in the match-day squad.

In Division Two, fourth-placed Llanwern visit Cwmbran Celtic for a potentially-exciting Gwent derby missing suspended striker Steve Perszewski.

But they are very hopeful of Mike Binning, Carl Bough and Tom Hooper all coming through fitness tests on various ailments.

Celtic are without suspended goalkeeper Nicky Church and will replace him with promising 16-year-old academy stopper Tom Morgan.

Fourth-from-the-bottom Tredegar Town will run the rule over several doubtful starters for their home clash against mid-tale Cardiff Corries.

The all-Gwent Division Three clash between Gotyre and Risca United has all the ingredients to produce a classic local derby as both clubs are going reasonably well this season.

Goytre are eighth and Risca one place immediately above them and both welcome back influential players tomorrow.

The home side will be able to call on previously-suspended midfielder Kevin Wallace while Risca player-manager Jeff Eckhardt has recovered from a hamstring injury.

However he is without Chris Thomas, but is expected to give another run-out to former Cardiff City and Cwmbran Town midfielder Nathan Wigg.

Aberbargoed Buds visit Cwmamman United minus the holidaying midfielder Ross Mazurczak and injured duo Craig Morgan and James Davies while Monmouth Town's Neville and John Harris plus John Roberts will miss the home match with Cwmaman Institute.

Division One fixtures: Afan Lido v Croesyceiliog; Bryntirion Athletic v Caldicot Town; Caerleon v Pontypridd Town; ENTO Aberaman Athletic v Cwmbran Town; Newport YMCA v Dinas Powys Division Two: Cwmbran Celtic v Llanwern; Tredegar Town v Cardiff Corries Division Three: Cwmamman United v Aberbargoed Buds; Goytre v Risca United; Monmouth Town v Cwmaman Institute; Pentwyn Dynamos v Abertillery Excelsiors