Sports reporter Dean Jones picks out five possible shocks that could emerge from the northern section draw in the JD Welsh Cup second round.

Bangor 1876 vs Ruthin Town

The fan-owned club are poised for their toughest ever test since forming this summer in the form of JD Cymru North side Ruthin Town, who have lost no momentum after manager Chris Williams departed the club during the initial stages of the campaign.

A large crowd will undoubtedly descend on Treborth to witness the clash, and Mel Jones’ men will fancy their chances of claiming their biggest scalp to date.

Town head into this game on a hiding to nothing in some respects, but they will want to avoid becoming the latest name on 1876’s hit list and they also have one of the most prolific finishers outside of the top flight in Llyr Morris.

Llannefydd vs Guilsfield

This is another hugely intriguing tie that has all the making of a possible cup upset.

The Lock Stock Welsh Alliance Division Two side have been in tremendous form of late and they can be a match for most when at the top of their game, but Guilsfield are a formidable outfit and an established second tier side with plenty of experience they will be hoping sees them through the banana skin.

Conditions could play their part during the tie given the time of year and pitch location, and Llan will be looking to use this to their advantage in order to reach the third round.

Greenfield vs Flint Town United

This is the best reward Greenfield could possibly have hoped for after reaching the second round, with a derby encounter against high profile Flint set to be a massive money-spinner in terms of gate revenue.

Beating the Silkmen will be easier said than done given their recent form and ability to score at will against most sides they come up against, but the home side have plenty of firepower at their disposal which includes the prolific Sam Jones.

Form often goes out of the window in derby games and there is no doubt that Greenfield will be up for the immense challenge that lies ahead.

Nantlle Vale vs Colwyn Bay

Daniel Bell’s Vale are riding on the crest of a wave in the cup and will be aiming for this to continue against the Seagulls, who have found their feet quickly on their return to the Welsh domestic system.

They have lost just two of their last 12 and are in the midst of an impressive winning run, but Vale have nothing to lose and everything to gain during what will be a good yardstick for them in terms of their ambitions going forward.

Rhyl vs FC Queens Park

This is the least likely of the shocks on the list, but Park will be confident of giving the Lilies’ a real game if they are complacent and not at their best.

In Barry Torrence they have a physical presence up front who is no stranger to the set up at Rhyl having played there last season, and how he gets on will be key to any success that comes their way.

That being said, Eddie Maurice-Jones’ men are in tremendous form in recent weeks and have a long and proud history of achievements in the competition, so it would be a massive shock if they were unable to book their place in the hat.