League leaders Brymbo were looking to strengthen their grip at the top of the Premier Division but it all went wrong at Llanuwchllyn who really did give them a lesson in finishing to chalk up a surprise 4-1 success. Joe Evans broke the deadlock and piling on the agony were Tomos Jones, Sam Evans and David Jones. All this was after Billy New had provided Brymbo with an early lead and manager Phil Hudson went on to add “We were the better side in the opening half and very unfortunate to go in trailing at the break. I have no arguments though as after the interval we were second best throughout and got what we deserved. I have no complaints but we need to be much better and it begins next week in the Welsh Cup.”

We have new league leaders in the shape of Rhostyllen who are making a massive impression since Warren Duckett has come on board as manager and the jewel in his crown his new signing Tom Douglas who converted a treble and putting the hosts on the canvass with a 4th goal was Lee McBurney. Duckett was left to lament “I am very pleased by today’s result as Llay are a good physical side and on their day can beat anyone!! We all stood up and were counted today which has been the case so far this season which is very pleasing!! I have told the lads not to get carried away and keep our feet on the ground.” Welfare boss Mike Gadie was left down in the dumps saying “Sadly things just didn’t fall our way. We soon found ourselves trailing 2-0 after an unconvincing start. Rhostyllen worked their absolute socks off and came away with a comfortable 4-0 victory in the end. A big improvement is needed from the players next week that’s for sure”

Holywell Town are getting use to life at this level and remain unbeaten in 5 starts securing an emphatic 5-0 victory at hapless Brickfield Rangers who are still to pick up a point in five starts. Just a Jake Cooke goal separated the sides at the break but The Wellmen upped the tempo to go nap through Cooke again, James Graham from the penalty spot, Sam Jones and Ben Brierley. The win left manager John Haseldin left to enthuse “I enjoyed the goals and the clean sheet today. We played really well in spells and created plenty of chances particularly in the second half. It was difficult conditions for both sides but we deserved the win on the day. We’re a work in progress, we know there is still more to come from this group of players but results like this helps build confidence and I feel we are getting stronger by the week.”

Cefn Albion got back to winning ways by sinking Saltney Town 2-1. They controlled large parts of the game and were rewarded when Callum Mannion deservedly fired them ahead to continue his good goal scoring form. The returning Alex Williams doubled the lead in the second half and if truth be told the Albion should have gone on to score more and be out of sight. The visitors however did grab a late consolation goal.

Chirk AAA were second best against FC Queens Park who claimed back to victories to pile more pressure on Chirk who by their own admission were down on their knees at times. Park chief Dave Evans was quite philosophical about his side’s success saying “Today we officially stopped the rot with a hard fought three points. After two defeats and a draw on the road we faced our fourth away fixture on the bounce and came through with flying colours. James Gregory broke the deadlock and we quickly doubled our account with a bullet header from the Luke Hughes who has been our find of the season. Nath Buckley was back to his brilliant best and having a field day going through his full repertoire of tricks. Chirk started the brighter after the break and reduced the arrears with a quality looping header from Callum Taylor. Aled Powell sealed the win with a poacher’s header after some great work by Barry Torrence.”

Penycae chalked up a convincing 4-0 success against Castell Alun and as manager Ben Heath stated “The win was achieved with a patched up side with several first team regulars missing. On such a hot day, it was all about keeping possession and wearing our opponents out. Jack Abraham broke the deadlock and Connor Kendrick doubled our account. Defender Jack Edwards got in on the act to add a third goal but our final effort from Mamadie Sheriff who rounded his marker and then the keeper had a touch of class about it.”

Rhos Aelwyd are still failing to find their feet and they were sunk in their own back yard by Mold Alex who chalked up a comfortable 4-1 success. Mold started the stronger side and Danny Warren bundled home a Kev Day cross to put them ahead at the break. Early in the second half, sub Lee Jones found Dan Lloyd who scored from close range. Ben Howarth made it 3-0 following a perfect corner from Danny Warren and they extended their lead further when Henry Carver jinked passed his man to be then brought down and Lee Jones tucked away the result penalty, sloppy play moments after saw Rhos pull a goal back through Morgan Taylor with a cool finish. Mold boss admitted “We are delighted to get the 3 points on a hot energy sapping day, Rhos were dangerous going forward and full credit to them they are a well organised side.”

In Division One, Hawarden Rangers were denied the opportunity of strengthening their grip at the top of Division One as this was one of no less than 8 games badly affected by a shortage of referees. The LEX trip to Llangollen did not go ahead for exactly the same reason.

Coedpoeth United were worthy 5-1 winners against Rhosllanerchrugog, they raced into a 3-0 lead with strikes from Nathan Jones, Matty Thomas and Jardell Junior and a brace from Olly Lewis had them sitting pretty. The visitors saved their blushes with a late consolation goal from Jonathan Rush but his converted penalty came too little too late.

Halkyn and Flint Mountain went down by the odd goal in seven against New Brighton Villa who shaded this encounter with strikes from Liam Davies, James Beck (2) and Sam Wainwright. The hosts reply came from a Jimmy McGorian treble.

Overton Recreation seem to be in a bit of a rut and have won just won one game in 5 and were turned over 6-3 by Mynydd Isa Spartans but did manage a response from Oliver Jones, Nathan Pritchard and new signing Josh Betteley.

In the Reserves Division, Mold Alex are the new league leaders and they beat Penycae 2-0 with strikes from Adam Renshaw and Jake Jones.

Castell Alun Colts had no answer to swashbuckling Cefn Druids who send them crashing to a 6-0 defeat.

Ruthin Town were narrow 2-1 winners over Gresford Athletic courtesy of efforts from Dave Finney and David Wilkins.

Hawarden Rangers shared a 2-2 draw with Buckley who twice led through Liam Schofield and Sean Tinsley but Rangers deservedly hit back for a point through Tom Janney and Matt Armstrong from the penalty spot.

Games between Corwen and Rhos Aelwyd, and FC Queens Park and Brickfield Rangers were canned.

The biggest disruption though was in the Reserves and Colts Division were 4 out of the 8 games were postponed due to no official being available and this involved fixtures between, Cefn Mawr Rangers and Llay Welfare Colts, Mynydd Isa Spartans against Overton Recreation, Ruthin Town against Coedpoeth United and Bala Town’s game at Saltney Town.

The Airbus UK Development team are coming of age; they demolished Johnstown 15-1. Goalscorers were Luke Griffin who netted SIX, Michael Watkin grabbed a hat-trick, Ethan Galt (2), Tom Ballard, Matthew Wardell, Lucas Smith and Ellis Hickey. Matthew Connolly grabbed a consolation for Johnstown.

Brymbo trailed to a Kai Morris goal as Cefn Albion won the early spoils but turning the clash on its head to win 3-1 were Cameron Meadows(2) and Luke Bond.

Jack Hitchen fired a hat-trick as Connah's Quay Nomads defeated Rhydymwyn 6-3, making up their haul were Will Rae, Ben Bewley and Ben O’Neil. Hitting back were Matty Gilsenan (2) and Charlie Bradley.