SPORTS reporter Dean Jones brings you his predictions ahead of what is expected to be a fantastic weekend of Huws Gray Cup action.

Rhyl vs Denbigh Town

The tie of the round is undoubtedly at the Belle Vue Stadium, where old friends collide as the Lilywhites welcome former boss Matthew Jones’ Denbigh outfit.

There was plenty of personnel and backroom switches between both clubs during the summer, and all involved will be eager to get one over on their old clubs to progress to the next round.

The Lilies will be looking for a response after their disappointing defeat to Gresford, with Town coming into the game on the back of a home draw with Penrhyncoch.

Prediction: Rhyl 2-1 Denbigh Town

Bangor City vs Gresford Athletic

Something is clearly not right at City, who have endured a torrid time in recent weeks and come up against an Athletic side that will be buoyed by their win at the Lilies last weekend.

The talented Citizens’ squad really need to stand up and be counted to avoid further complications as the season progresses, and this will no doubt be a welcome distraction from their recent underachievement in the league.

Prediction: Bangor City 3-2 Gresford Athletic

Airbus Broughton vs Holywell Town

The Wingmakers have been in relentless form to start the season, and they already hold a commanding lead at the HGA summit after winning all six of the clashes so far.

They take on a Wellmen side that started show but have shown signs of life in recent weeks, and the return to the dugout of popular figure Johnny Haseldin will aid their cause considerably.

Prediction: Airbus Broughton 3-0 Holywell Town

Conwy Borough vs Llanrhaeadr YM

The Tangerines have quickly established themselves within the division and have enjoyed a phenomenal amount of cup success in recent months, winning both the Lock Stock Cookson Cup and FAW Trophy during their treble winning campaign.

Llanrhaeadr do come into the game as underdogs but that is a position they have already proved to thrive in already this season, but they will need to quickly forget their 5-0 drubbing at Guilsfield against a side that have won three and drawn one of their last four.

Prediction: Conwy Borough 2-0 Llanrhaeadr YM

Flint Town United vs Holyhead Hotspur

Big things were expected of Niall McGuinness’ men this season and they have largely delivered so far, and the current holders of the cup will be aiming for another memorable run this time around.

The Holy Islanders are another team that have shown a great deal of improvement in the last fortnight, and their impressive forward line is enough to give anybody problems on their day.

Prediction: Flint Town United 3-1 Holyhead Hotspur

Porthmadog vs Buckley Town

A repeat of last weekend’s clash that saw Town emerge victorious, they now go on their travels with plenty of confidence against a Port side that has been beaten twice in succession.

The final-outcome might be a different tale on home soil given the quality within the Port squad, but Buckley will not make things easy for them during what should be a close-run affair.

Prediction: Porthmadog 2-1 Buckley Town

Prestatyn Town vs Penrhyncoch

With new owners that are keen to see the club improve its fortunes on the field, this is the perfect time for the Seasiders’ squad and management duo to prove they belong in their plans going forward.

Things were always going to be difficult in the league as plenty of new faces continue to learn about each other, but the Roosters are a well-drilled outfit who will make things very difficult throughout.

Prediction: Prestatyn Town 1-0 Penrhyncoch

Ruthin Town vs Guilsfield

Chris Williams’ men suffered a shock hammering a Flint last weekend, which was very uncharacteristic of their usual formidable rearguard and it would be a surprise to see this trend continue in the coming weeks.

The Guils’ are riding on the crest of a wave thanks to a fantastic win over Llanrhaeadr, but whether they can replicate this on their travels remains to be seen.

Prediction: Ruthin Town 1-2 Guilsfield AET