OLD rivals will be reacquainted on Boxing Day, as Denbigh Town host Ruthin Town (1pm).

It will be a festive double header between the Cymru North neighbours, as the return fixture takes place at Ruthin’s Memorial Playing Fields home on New Year’s Day (2.30pm).

Big crowds are expected for the two meetings, with the sides in the same division for the first time in five years.

The season has so far been more successful for Denbigh than Ruthin, but fortunes were reversed at the weekend.

While Denbigh were losing 2-0 at Mold Alexandra, Ruthin were chalking up a 6-1 win at home to Llanidloes Town.

The results left Denbigh in fifth position in the table, with Ruthin climbing to 10th spot.

Sam Jones, Luke Molmans, Gwion Owen (2), Tom Dyer and Keyni Mills struck for Ruthin during the rout, with Rhys Evans grabbing a late consolation.

Denbigh were undone by goals from Jake Roberts and Danny Warren.

In a windswept derby game where the elements more than played their part, Mold gained swift revenge for last month’s defeat at Denbigh.

Dewi Llion named a couple of changes to his Denbigh side, with captain Paul Fleming returning to the starting line-up along with Dan Parry-Jones.

The defeat ended a run dating back to the end of September since Town last lost in the league and it saw the Alex leapfrog them into fourth spot.