SPORTS reporter Dean Jones gives his predictions ahead of the Huws Gray Alliance’s Boxing Day fixtures, which features four huge derby games.

Denbigh Town vs Ruthin Town

Central Park will play host to a fierce derby between the two stories sides, and the tie is always decided by the slimmest of margins.

The home side have been largely inconsistent throughout the season and come up against a formidable adversary in Chris Williams’ side, who have once again defied expectations so far this season and find themselves sitting in the top six thanks to a series of impressive recent results.

In Llyr Morris and Mark Roberts both possess strikers that can turn the game on its head at any given opportunity, and how each manager approaches the contests from the off will go a long way to determining the overall outcome.

Prediction: Denbigh Town 1-1 Ruthin Town

Holywell Town vs Flint Town United

The Wellmen have turned in some encouraging displays of late, but Johnny Haseldin will know that they need to start picking up point sooner rather than later, and what better time to start than at home against the Silkmen.

Niall McGuinness’ side are coming into the game riding on the crest of a wave after finally handing Airbus Broughton their first defeat of the season, with the likes of Sam Hart, Mark Cadwallader and Brandon Burrows all providing a significant backbone to the squad from which to build this season.

Prediction: Holywell Town 1-2 Flint Town United

Porthmadog vs Bangor City

This is another mouth-watering derby clash between two sides at the very top of their game, and it represents a crossroads game for both as they look to kick on during the second half of the season.

The Citizens have been in tremendous form of late despite their loss at Rhyl, and there are few in better form than Alex Darlington anywhere in the Welsh football pyramid at present.

Port have once again punched well above their weight so far this term and find themselves in second position, which is down to the incredibly balanced unit that have been very difficult to break down throughout.

Prediction: Porthmadog 2-2 Bangor City

Rhyl vs Prestatyn Town

Two coastal rivals square off at the Educate Resource Stadium, with the Lilywhites going for their tenth successive win in all competitions against a Town outfit that have won their last two.

The earlier clash between the two at the start of the season was closely fought and it would be surprising if this one was not played in an equally higher tempo, but this is a different Lilies’ side to the one that secured a draw with the Seasiders.

That being said, Neil Gibson has clearly galvanised the Town set-up and moving out of the relegation zone will be another huge shot in the arm for them heading into the tie.

Prediction: Rhyl 3-1 Prestatyn Town