There was plenty of spills, thrills and drama in the 2nd round of the Welsh Trophy and some clashes needed extra time and penalties to resolve matters. Poor old Coedpoeth were left cursing their luck and led on three separate occasions before bowing out of the competition following extra time and penalties and it was Dan Calvert who bagged that decisive spot kick. Putting ‘Coedy ahead on three separate occasions were 16 year old Kyle Walker, Oliver Wright-Powell and Tom Redmond.

Cefn Albion almost came a cropper and they were left chasing the game at 3-1 down but it all came good in the end. Albion turned the tie on its head to lead 4-3 up but Sychdyn levelled things but in a last gasp ending to this epic, the home side equalised to make it 4-4 but Cefn scored with 5 minutes of extra time ending to edge through. Making up their nap hand were Dion Gibbons, Alex Williams, Nic Jones(2) and Andrew Jones.

Cup warriors Chirk AAA’s who have a great pedigree in this competition forfeited home advantage but still had enough about them to secure a 5-1 passage even though Andy Jones gave their hosts Rhydymwyn a 1st minute lead but Chirk won with time to spare in the end with strikes from Matty Thomas(2), Louis Middlehurst, Matty Woods and Ryan Lightwood.

Corwen made easy meat of Castell Alun and hit them for six to win 6-0 in fact. Completing the whitewash were Tomos Williams(2), Gethin Edwards(2), Dewi Edwards and Scott Evans.

Penycae chalked up a comfortable 3-0 success at Llay Welfare and they had a dream start when Adam Davies steered them into a 1st minute lead with a world class goal from 35 yards. A simple tap in enabled Penycae to double their lead and with Welfare throwing caution to the wind, 16 year old substitute Austin Owen chipped the keeper to put the result beyond doubt. The win was soured slightly when Nathan Evans got himself a needless red card.

The day’s top scorers were Hawarden Rangers who annihilated hosts Acrefair 16-1. There were 3 hat-trick heroes in Danny Barlow, Alex Walsh and Adam Renshaw and completing the debacle were Jason Wright, Charlie McDade and Dan Beech who bagged two goals apiece and settling the tie was Elliott Slade.

FC Nomads secured a 4-0 success at New Brighton but manager Dave Roberts conceded “of course the visitors were the better side but I felt a 4-0 scoreline flattered things slightly” Getting the Nomads goals were Ryan McCleary(2), Warren Kelly and Tom George.

James Haynes was star of the show for Rhos Aelwyd, staring for the first time this season and having no pre-season behind him he notched all three of his sides goals as the beat village rivals Johnstown 3-0.

The day’s top performers were LEX Glyndwr who out-staged Premier Division hosts Saltney Town to prosper 4-2. Ryan Cunliffe steered the hosts into an early lead but it was quickly wiped out by LEX skipper Craig Hughes. Adam Bailey restored the Saltney lead but enter stage the man of the match for LEX Harry Harrison who weighed in with a sensational treble to turn this match around. There was a sour ending to the tie however when Saltney had Dylan Edwards and LEX had Sean Dodd both dismissed as they clashed in a late incident.

Llanuwchllyn secured a comfortable passage into the next round after defeating Berriew 3-0 with strikes from Joe Evans, Gwidion Ifan and Ifan Jones.

Out go Overton, they were floored 2-0 by Greenfield whose marksmen were Sean Pritchard and Shaun Beck.

Turning to the limited Welsh National League, Gresford Athletic have gone five points clear at the top of the Reserves Division and are still protecting a 100% unbeaten record but they left it late to defeat FC Queens Park 3-2. It was an unfortunate own goal that give them the lead but back came the Park through Dan Roberts. A splendid shot from distance by Mike Latham restored Gresford’s advantage but straight from the restart, the visitors levelled through Paul Williams. Gresford stuck to their task and notched a last gasp winner through Latham.

Despite Keiran Taylor and Jake Kelsall netting two goals apiece, Brymbo went down 5-4 on home soil against Saltney Town.

Hawarden Rangers spanked Llangollen by a hefty margin and whitewashed their visitors 11-0. Mike Adamson who normally plays in goal enjoyed his new role in midfield and he weighed in with a four goal salvo bagging a two goals in each half. Cementing their sides success were Tom Matthews, Richard Ainsley, Rob Carey, Chris Howe, an og, Dan Jones and Tommy Jennie.

Penycae slipped up 4-2 at home against Ruthin Town but clawed two goals back through Gary Evans and Ricardo Diaz.

Turning to the Reserves and Colts Division, leaders Flint Town United set the cruise control as they floored Overton 8-0. Completing the whitewash were Charlie Hughes, Jordan Beck, Marc Gunther(2), Jamie Hayes(2) and Nial Dawson.

A Phil Carr strike for Brickfield Rangers was insufficient as they were narrowly beaten 2-1 at home by Ruthin Town.

Lex Glyndwr are going great guns, goals from Steve Slawson and Tom Potts earned them a 2-1 victory over Llay Welfare

Rhostyllen came up trumps, strikes from Phil Hignett and a Ryan Austin double saw them topple Buckley Town 3-0.