SPORTS reporter Dean Jones returns with his predictions ahead of another busy weekend of action in the Huws Gray Alliance.

Bangor City vs Prestatyn Town

The Citizens have been in irresistible form since the departure of manager Craig Harrison, but this is undoubtedly the toughest test of Stephen Vaughan Jnr’s short reign despite the Seasiders’ lowly league position.

Returning boss Neil Gibson seems to have completely galvanised the group and has used the extra wage budget allocated to bring in some familiar faces, and they are sure to give City a game but might not have enough to secure a win on their travels.

Prediction: Bangor City 3-1 Prestatyn Town

Denbigh Town vs Holyhead Hotspur

This is a pivotal game between two sides who are desperately looking to put a good run of results together in order to avoid further complications as the campaign progresses.

The Holy Islanders can take plenty of encouragement from their goalless draw at Penrhyncoch last weekend, with Matthew Jones and Dewi Llion’s men sure to come into the game fresh after a free date and they will be raring to go on home soil.

Prediction: Denbigh Town 1-1 Holyhead Hotspur

Flint Town United vs Buckley Town

United have been one of the standout performers in the second tier so far this season, but their home tie against a strong Buckley side who are exceeding expectations is sure to bring with it plenty of problems.

In Adam Eden they have one of the most potent goalscoring threats anywhere in the division, but Niall McGuinness can call on plenty of firepower himself which should make for an action-packed encounter at Cae y Castell.

Prediction: Flint Town United 3-2 Buckley Town

Gresford Athletic vs Porthmadog

Steve Halliwell’s men are more than capable of giving any side in the league plenty to think about on their day, but consistency has been an issue and they face a formidable Port side that have been riding on the crest of a wave so far this season.

This is a game that will undoubtedly be decided by fine margins and it is imperative that Port get something from the game to keep their positive momentum going.

Prediction: Gresford Athletic 2-2 Porthmadog

Holywell Town vs Airbus Broughton

The Wellmen are in the midst of a mini-resurgence thanks to the return of manager Johnny Haseldin and talisman Steve Lewis, but they come up against the league-leading Wingmakers who are aiming to secure their 13th straight victory and maintain their astonishing 100 per cent start to the season.

The promotion hopefuls are so strong all over the field and they can turn the game on its head in the blink of an eye, so it will be interesting to see how Haseldin sets up his men to counteract the imposing threat from the likes of Asa Hamilton, Joe Chaplin, Lewis Buckley and Ryan Edwards.

Prediction: Holywell Town 1-2 Airbus Broughton

Llanrhaeadr YM vs Conwy Borough

This promises to be a difficult road trip for the Tangerines, with Marc Griffiths’ side already achieving some eye-catching results at home during their initial efforts in the HGA.

As always, the form of Boro’s front line of Dean Seager and Corrig McGonigle will be crucial to the overall outcome, with Sean McCaffrey another that Llan will have to account for if they are to pick up some more valuable points in their bid to defy the odds this term.

Prediction: Llanrhaeadr YM 1-3 Conwy Borough

Penrhyncoch vs Ruthin Town

The Roosters will be without influential midfielder Luke Sherbon for the clash against Chris Williams’ men, who have once again proven to be a very stern proposition to overcome so far this season despite not having the budget of some of the more high-profile clubs in the division.

It helps that striker Llyr Morris has picked up where he left off after securing the top goalscorer honour last season, and Williams has developed a resolute back-line that are consistent and make few errors.

Prediction: Penrhyncoch 1-2 Ruthin Town

Rhyl vs Guilsfield

The resurgent Lilywhites are looking for their sixth consecutive victory in all competitions against a Guils’ side that always have the ability to cause problems for any opposition.

That being said, there is a real belief emanating through Eddie Maurice-Jones’ squad at the moment and it would be very difficult to envisage anything other that three points for the home side to continue their fantastic recent form that has completely turned around their fortunes.

Prediction: Rhyl 2-0 Guilsfield