With the opening month of the new campaign behind us we have three sides sharing poll position in the Welsh National League Premier Division and writing the headlines at the moment are current champions FC Nomads who sent hosts Cefn Albion to a crushing 5-1 defeat. Just a Jim Gambino goal separated the sides early on but after Albion skipper Paul Griffiths went off injured things went down hill despite Craig Roberts pegging a goal back. Man of the match Kyle Amos restored the Nomads lead and from that point onwards Nomads marched on with further strikes from Warren Kelly, Josh Keir with a 30 yard strike and Amos making up their nap hand.

Hawarden Rangers notched a thrilling 2-1 win over Saltney Town to share the leadership. Danny Barlow opened the Rangers account but Craig Mayers squared things around the half hour mark so a 40th minute solo goal from Jason Wright proved decisive.

Also sitting on top of the pile are Queens Park who battered hosts Brymbo 5-1 leaving manager Martin Ford ecstatic. “It was a complete all round team performance and just what the doctor ordered after last week’s reversal against Corwen. Helda Ramos pitched in with two exquisite goals but a third goal from man of the match Corey Smart was the pick of the bunch. Completing the rout for us was Nathan Buckley (pictured) and Richard Jones despite Brymbo pegging a goal back from Donal McKenna in the 72nd minute.

Chirk AAA’s chief Mark Holmes was left feeling as pleased as punch after his side secured a 2-2 draw at Brickfield and it could have been much better for Chirk had the not fluffed a penalty chance. ‘Newbies Lou Middlehurst and Matty Thomas got the goals with ‘Brickie responding through Nicky Ward and Dan Holland.

Coedpoeth United were missing several senior players which resulted in then flopping to a 5-1 defeat in their own back yard against Llay Welfare who in Johnny Taylor they had the game’s best player and his excellent contribution was rewarded with a brace of goals and completing their tally were Elliott Kavanagh, Tom Maurice Jones and Matt Davies. Grabbing a lone consolation goal for the hosts was Tom Redmond.

Llanuwchllyn continue to make an impression, they defeated Penycae 4-2 and on target were Joe Evans(2), Rhys Jones and Sam Evans. Hitting back with both of the visitors goals was Ruben Lima. The scoreline does not necessary paint a true picture and Penycae were chasing the game looking for the equaliser at 3-2 down and were caught on the break late in the game. To add to Penycae’s woes, they were suffering a keeper shortage so manager Ian Andrews was forced to play in goal and he acquitted himself well.

Setting the pace on Division One are Penley who had a terrific 5-0 verdict over Castell Alun, the difference really between the two sides was a Rob Ward treble with Mark Williams and super sub Azzy Williams sealing their sides success.

Moving into second spot were LEX Glyndwr who pulled off a narrow 1-0 win at Rhydymwyn with Aled Powell grabbing the game’s only goal.

Brynford proved too hot for Rhos Aelwyd and they just pipped them at the post 2-1 thanks to efforts from Kyle Wilkes and Sam Johnson with Ifan Hughes closing the margin.

Johnstown suffered another setback and were well and truly hampered with 8 players missing for various reasons and they were well and truly beaten 5-1 by Rhostyllen.

New Brighton whitewashed hosts Acrefair 6-0, making up the romp were Rhys Peers(2), Alan Dawson(2), Steve Orsler and Dave Taylor.

Maesgwyn yet again capitulated and they were thrashed 9-0 on home soil by Point of Ayr who had the day’s highest scorer in Dean Highland who bagged 5 of his sides goals. Completing the whitewash were Dan Chamberlain(2), Elliott Price and Neil Adamson.

Heading up the Reserves Division with 5 straight wins are Gresford Athletic who beat Brymbo 5-2 who opened and closed their scoring through Keiran Taylor. Making up the winners nap hand were Alistair Gibson(2), Rhys Lloyd, Gaz Williams and Kris Bailey.

FC Nomads were narrowly beaten 4-3 by Chirk AAA who had the man of the match in Ryan Lightwood whose contribution was rewarded with a hat-trick with a Sean Morris strike which proved decisive but Alex Betts must be disappointed having scored a hat-trick and still finishing on the losing side.

Hawarden Rangers chalked up a convincing 4-0 success over Mold Alexandra with efforts from Chis Turner, Tom Mathews, Corey Jones and Carl Wright.

An own goal and Ben Williams earned Penycae a 2-2 draw with Holywell Town.

Veteran performer Dave Evans scored a wonder goal for Queens Park in their 1-0 win over Corwen.

Saltney Town slumped to a 4-1 defeat at home against Ruthin Town whose marksmen were Conner Lloyd and Louis Carney who grabbed two goals apiece.

Flint Town United are the early season leaders of the Reserves and Colts Division after flooring Coedpoeth 6-0.

Due to a referee shortage, the Lex Glyndwr clash with Buckley Town failed to go ahead.

The Rhos Aelwyd versus Ruthin Town game ended all square at 0-0.

Rhostyllen slipped up 3-1 against Brickfield Rangers who were on target through Adam Smith(2) and Simon Harvey.