Brickfield Rangers at last seem to have got their act together and they polished off Llanuwchllyn 2-0 but they did it the hard way after playing the majority of this match with 10 men after fullback Sean Dodd was dismissed with only 30 minutes gone after receiving 2nd yellow card. Following a goal-less opening half, substitute Matty Wareham broke the deadlock in the 75th minute when cutting in from the left and firing one into the top corner from 25 yards. “It was an absolute screamer” enthused Manager Nicky Ward adding “We rounded it off in the 82nd minute when a great ball in behind was met by new signing Antony Dunleavy who lobbed the keeper from 18 yards out.”

In the match of the day, FC Nomads were unlucky to end empty handed against league leaders Chirk AAA’s who took a 14th minute lead through Louis Middlehurst who scored with a thunderbolt of a shot. Lee Reynolds squared the game on the half hour mark and it stayed that way until the 91st minute when Nomads conceded a bizarre own goal.

Hawarden Rangers with only one win to their credit so far were toppled 3-0 by FC Queens Park who opened and closed their account through Corey Smart and sandwiched in between was a Nathan Buckley effort.

At Alyn Park, Mold Alexandra thrashed Cefn Albion 5-0 and that was with 8 first team regulars still missing. They took the lead on 11 minutes when Callum Freeman set up Kieran Gaul who chipped the keeper. Mold started the second half in dominant fashion and doubled their lead on 47 mins when Freeman prodded the ball through the goalkeepers legs and just minutes later he also extended his sides lead. Albion did not give up and former Wrexham goalkeeper Dave Walsh who was making his Mold Alex debut was called upon to make two smart saves. Mold had the visitors on the ropes when Freeman rounded the keeper to make it 4:0 and his man of the match display was capped with a fantastic curling finish. Manager Mike Cunningham added “It was a great all round performance today against a solid Cefn Albion side.”

Rhostyllen are still propping up the table after being demolished 5-0 by Corwen who remain top of the table with a better goals ratio over the rest. Joe Williams broke the deadlock on 8 minutes after the hosts keeper Josh Jones had parried an Alex Webster penalty into his path. Nathan Davies and Webster had them into total control by the break and completing their nap hand was Ryan Davidson and Sam Henry on debut.

In the 1st qualifying round of the Welsh Cup there were no real surprises but in the local derby between Rhosllanerchrugog and Rhos Aelwyd, as anticipated Aelwyd came out on top and crushed their hosts 4-0. James Rogers struck twice and taking Aelwyd into the next round were James Haynes and Jake Simms.

Castell Alun Colts found neighbours Llay Welfare too strong for them and they suffered a 5-0 whitewash. Making up the Welfare nap hand were Rhys Lloyd, rookie Aiden Fox, Chris Hughes, Jack Edwards and Lewis Bickerton Cole.

Cefn Mawr Rangers came unstuck as Coedpoeth United achieved some overdue success winning 5-1 and on target were Luke Hall, brothers Olly and Cameron Lewis, Kurt Griffiths and Nicky McCormack.

As expected, Brymbo came good to send Mynydd Isa Spartans crashing to a 4-1 defeat. It was a fairly lacklustre opening half with Isa being the team wanting it more but Brymbo were 2-1 in front with goals from Billy New and debutant Bryan Layfield with a bullet header after Ady Davies had hit back. In the 2nd half Brymbo set the cruise control strikes from substitute Ben Kearney with an absolute rocket from 30 yards out and the impressive Jake Prescott.

Plas Madoc clearly were the team to beat and New Brighton did just that narrowly edging out their hosts 2-1 with James Beck netting both goals after Nicky Williams had replied.

Rhydymwyn needed extra time to shade their encounter with Llangollen Town 4-3. Hitting back for Llan was Josh Langford, Jordan Dooley and Ben Wilson after goals from Mitchell Williams(2), Conor Whelan and Nathan Mendoza edged it for Rhyd.

Due to the Welsh Cup, there were was restricted action in the lower leagues but one Reserve team game did survive and Buckley Town flopped to 4-1 reversal against Mold Alexandra but reducing the arrears was Scott Davies.

A solitary strike from Aaron Taylor enabled Coedpoeth United to maintain their lead in Reserves and Colts Division after narrowly defeating Rhydymwyn 1-0.

Holywell Town sank hosts Cefn Albion 4-2. Replying for Albion were Callum Mannion and Lewis Edwards.

Ruthin Town and Llay Welfare both lost ground, Brymbo defeated Ruthin 2-1 who replied through Owen Cordiner. Llay Welfare who have had their best start in ages and fell to a 4-1 reversal against Llangollen who were on target through Naz Farhad and Kalib Davies who notched two goals apiece.

New Brighton Villa secured a 3-1 success against Mynydd Isa Spartans and their marksmen were Peter Morris, Liam Davies and Adam Furnell with Lee Sylvester replying.

Overton defeated LEX XI 3-2 with efforts from Lewis Williams and a brace from Harry Massey.

In the local derby at Ponciau Banks where Rhos Aelwyd hit back in the 86th minute to cancel out Penycae’s 6th minute opener through Ruben Monteiro.