Cup football never fails to disappoint and create shock results and there was no bigger shock than Division One side LEX XI sending FAW Trophy holders crashing out 2-1. Despite dominating large spells of the game, Albion trailed 1-0 at the break courtesy of a Zack Davies goal. A Jordan Williams effort levelled up the tie early in the second half and as they pressed for the next goal the visitors re-took the lead on 70 minutes through Alun Parry and it proved decisive. The game however had one hero and that was LEX keeper Jamie Griffiths who pulled off a string of heroic saves.

FC Queens Park accounted for Chirk AAA’s securing a 4-1 success. Niall Freeman cashed in on a defensive error to put Chirk ahead. The hosts turned things around with a goal in each half from Ben Davies, Luke Hughes and Rhys Hughes.

Brickfield Rangers have got the monkey off their back at last and they sent Rhydymwyn crashing out 4-2. George Baxter fired a double salvo but also fluffed 2 penalties. Making the tie safe were Max Northall and Andrew Vale. Reducing the deficit were Jake Leonard and Adam Davies.

Brymbo walloped Llandyrnog United 8-0 in a game which was one-way traffic at times. There were 2 goals apiece for Jamie Cummings, Jake Prescott and Ryan Clarke with Jordan Deer and Andy Noonan sealing the whitewash.

Chirk Town were narrowly defeated 2-1 by Llanuwchllyn who shaded things with strikes from Sam Evans and David Jones. Reducing the arrears was Louis Penrose.

Coedpoeth United chalked up a well earned 4-2 success against Prestatyn Sports who lost the plot late on having 2 players and the manager all shown red cards. Ensuring it was Coedy’s name that went into the hat for the next round were Matty Thomas, Kev Breeze (pen), Jardell Junior and sub Kurt Griffiths. Responding for the seasiders were Dean Highland and Ian Dunn.

The Greenfield game with Penycae had a bizarre ending, in the 83rd minute with Penycae leading 2-1 with goals from Mamadie Sherrif and Jamie Millington, the game was held up for almost an hour waiting for an ambulance to take broken ankle victim Calyn Spencer to hospital. Despite the visitors down to 9 men, the referee opted to restart the match and Greenfield turned things on its head to win 3-2.

Hawarden Rangers flopped to a 7-1 mauling against Holywell Town who had a dream start when Mark Connolly put the side ahead after just 3 minutes. They increased their lead in the 23rd minute when Josh Robertson saw the keeper off his line and converted from over 30 yards out. The Wellmen added a 3rd goal just before the break after Luke Edwards set up Sam Jones to make it 3-0 and there was time to put Rangers on the ropes when Tuck gave his side a 4 goal cushion at the break. The hosts started the second half on the front foot and Tom Bridges reduced the deficit. Any hope Rangers had of a comeback was dashed a minute later, as Mark Connolly from fully 40 yards saw the goalkeeper was off his line and his effort flew over the keeper and nestled into the back of the net. Jake Cooke added further fuel to the fire before man of the match Mark Connolly completed his hat-trick.

Out go Overton Recreation, they went down 4-1 at home against New Brighton Villa who progressed with strikes from Liam Davies, Sam Wainwright, Ross Sumner and Matt Roberts. Hitting back was Tom Huxley.

Plas Madoc fell to a 3-1 home defeat against Llay Welfare. Liam Sklenar provided the hosts with a glimmer of hope putting them ahead but Llay were worthy winners with their manager Mike Gadie adding “We didn’t get off to the start we wanted and couldn’t get to grips with Plas Madoc early doors. We’ve been waiting a long while for Ryan Goodband to be available, and our hosts couldn’t deal with our attacking trio of himself, Matthew Worrall and Dan Richardson. Some great wing play from Aled Roberts saw his delivery hit the back of the net after a tidy finish from Matt Worrall. Goodband showed why we’ve missed him so much and came away with a double salvo.

Cefn Mawr returned home 6-1 to the good against Llangollen and netting the Cefn goals were Ryan Harden, Gerson Neto, Ben Duffy, Kurt Isaac, Matthew Onissiphorou and Chris Roberts (pen). Firing a lone consolation goal for the hosts was Kristian Jones.

At Court Road, Rhos Aelwyd are enjoying life at their new home and they edged out Castell Alun 2-0 with strikes from Kian Davies and Ryan Jenkins who netted each side of the break.

In the local derby, Rhostyllen sent Rhosllanerchrugog crashing out 10-0. Player boss Warren Duckett and Steve Jones converted a hat-trick apiece and sealing the whitewash were Tom Douglas (2), Andy Bithell and Drew Wickens.

Saltney Town were no match for Mold Alexandra on this occasion with Mold booking a safe passage into Round 3 with a 3-1 away success. Both sides started brightly without any real chances at either end, Mold went ahead when Danny Warren was brought down in the box he sent the Luke Robinson in the home goal the wrong way. Mold doubled their account after Rhys Nash picked out Matty Pierce who hammered home a fantastic shot. Saltney pegged a goal back from a corner that was nodded home by Dan Burgess. Despite the goal, Mold always seemed in control and sealed their win after a driving run and finish from skipper Nash.

In the Reserves Division, Buckley Town shared a 2-2 draw with Gresford Athletic who replied with a Will Roberts brace.

Castell Alun Colts suffered quite a lashing, flopping to 12-2 reversal against Llay Welfare, Mikey Wright notched 4 of the visitors goals, George Finlay converted a hat-trick and rubbing salt into the wound were Kev Hope(2), Callum Richardson, Dean Morris and Lewis Edwards with Tom Davies and Dan Prince replying.

Mold Alexandra shaded their clash with Cefn Druids 3-2 thanks to efforts from Jake Jones(2) and Luke Wooley with Charlie Edge (2) reducing he arrears.

The Penycae versus Brickfield Rangers game was a close run affair, with the hosts running out 6-4 winners. Two well despatched penalties by Efan Woodall, Luke Williams, a brace from Ruben Monteiro and Austin Owen gave the hosts the edge. Running the visitors close and pegging it back to 5-4 at one stage were Tom James, Chris Dixon, Danny Milligan and Jamie Samuels.

In the Reserves and Colts Division, Luke Price and James Jones both scored as Cefn Mawr Rangers defeated Coedpoeth United 2-0.

The star of the show in Johnstown’s 2-1 win over Llangollen Town was Dion Williams who has only recently celebrated his 16th birthday. He got his side’s opener with Steve Jones adding to their tally. Jack Maybury replied for Llangollen.

Dan Roach hit back for Llay Welfare in their 2-1 reversal against Airbus UK.

Mynydd Isa Spartans beat Saltney Town 5-0 and making up their nap hand were Adam Woosey and man of the match Tom Mitchell who fired a 4 goal salvo.