The vast majority of Welsh Cup ties at the weekend went with form best emphasised by Holywell Town’s 8-2 demolition of New Brighton Villa leaving manager John Haseldin in a positive mood saying “There were a few of the lads who haven't played the last couple of weeks and came in and did really well. It shows our strength in depth and we played some high-tempo football, moving the ball quickly, which was particularly pleasing especially in the first half. We were disappointed with the couple of goals conceded and we could have scored more but New Brighton are no mugs and to score 8 against them is a fantastic achievement.” The Wellmen broke the deadlock after only 4 minutes, with Shaun Tuck firing home at the near post. They doubled their account after Tuck’s shot was only parried by the keeper and the ball fell to Mark Connolly who poked the ball into an empty net. In quick time Jacob Wise and Sam Jones had Villa on the ropes. Luke Edwards enabled the Wellmen to go nap and after the break, Shaun Tuck completed his hat-trick with Jake Cooke and substitute Josh Robertson rounding off the scoring. To their credit, Villa bagged 2 consolation goals through James Beck and Max Quinn.

If there was a shock it was Cefn Albion crashing out 5-4 against Chirk AAA’s in a nail-biting local derby encounter which needed extra time to split the sides. Despite Albion being on top they found it hard to find a way past Chirk keeper Zac Bebbington in outstanding form. Albion had the majority of possession and continually chased the game with regards to the scoreline. What made the win so special was the fact Chirk blooded several teenagers who made a massive impression. A late Kien Morris goal sent the tie into extra time where the spectators were treated to a further five goals but it was the visitors who sealed their passage into the next round and have all the local bragging rights. Hitting back for Cefn were Torne-Samuels, Alex Williams and Sean Jones but sealing Chirk’s nap hand success were Louis Middlehurst, Harvey Edwards(2), Alan Turner and Alex Edwards.

Brymbo claimed the scalp of Rhos Aelwyd to book a place in the 1st round proper and they progressed 4-2. Scott Reeves gave Rhos an early lead but Ben Kearney from the penalty spot had the game level by half time. Two goals in a minute around the hour mark from Jamie Cummins and Billy New had Brymbo in charge and although Ryan Jenkins pegged a goal back, Kearney went on to double his tally.

The Cefn Mawr Rangers clash against FC Queens Park failed to go ahead due to a waterlogged pitch.

Coedpoeth United succeeded were LEX failed in the last round and defeated Llandyrnog United 4-2 leaving manager Karl Fenlon ecstatic saying “Nathan Jones fired an early brace, Nicky McCormick and Edgar Costa gave us a 4 goal cushion but we then took our foot off the gas. We dominated the game in large parts and should have been more but to their credit they kept going and scored two late goals. I’m very happy with the performance, the lads really played some quality football and to be honest the 4-2 score line flattered them.”

At the Ring, Llay Miners Welfare toppled out 3-2 against Penycae whose jewel in the crown was Anthony Dunleavy who scored all 3 of the Penycae goals which included 2 penalties. Despite trailing 2-0, Llay did level to take the tie into extra time with strikes from Lewis Bickerton Cole and Ryan Godband.

Mold Alexandra are on a fine roll and whitewashed visitors Castell Alun Colts 8-0 and their marksmen were Lee Jones, Danny Warren, Danny Wynne, Rhys Nash, Lewis George, Matty Pierce and Adam Renshaw with manager Mike Cunningham adding “The pick of today's goals was a sweetly struck Danny Warren freekick. Despite being 3 up at halftime I wasn't too pleased, I didn't think we had done enough without the ball, second half was better we moved the ball quicker and took our, credit to Castell Alun they kept trying to play football the right way.

Edging through into the next round were Rhydymwyn who secured a 3-1 passage at Saltney Town courtesy of strikes from Matty Hill who opened the scoring after just 2 minutes. Nathan Mendoza and Sam Davidson had ‘Rhyd sitting pretty with further opening half goals. Jordan O'Brien did manage to secure a late consolation goal for Saltney.

In the one and only one Premier Division game, Rhostyllen defeated Llanuwchllyn 4-1 to go 5 points clear at the top. The jewel in the crown was Tom Douglas whose man of the match performance was rewarded with a hat-trick and sealing their win was Steve Jones.

In Division One, table topping Hawarden Rangers defeated LEX XI 1-0 to strengthen their grip at the top, Tom Janney bagged the game’s only goal.

Llangollen kept in touch with the leaders with a 2-1 win at Overton with Kristian Jones netting both goals after Tom Huxley had levelled.

Rhosllanerchrugog’s clash with Johnstown was called off due to no referee being available and it was the same in the Reserves Division were the Rhos Reserves game with Holywell Town was canned together with fixtures involving Johnstown and Coedpoeth and Brymbo against Mynydd Isa.

In the Reserves Division, FC Queens Park went top after flooring hosts Castell Alun 5-2. Making up their nap hand were Ash Dawson, Sean Humphreys, Harry Gregory, Matt Braisdell and Luke Daniels. Hitting back were Dan Woosey and Ed Brown.

Brickfield Rangers were narrowly beaten 2-1 by Ruthin Town whose marksmen were Dave Wilkins and Luke Humphreys with Jack Verburg responding.

Tyler Williams, Will Roberts and Kyle Jones hit back for Gresford Athletic in their 4-3 reversal against Corwen.

Joshua Mazzarella, Tom Edwards (2) and Josh Millington combined for Penycae to sink Llay Welfare 4-2 who hit back through Mike Bagnall and Dan Parry.

In the Reserves and Colts Division, leaders Airbus whitewashed Rhydymwyn 7-0 with strikes from Connor Coxey (2), Ellis Hickey (2) and hat-trick hero George Peers.

Despite playing with 10 men for a large spell after Cai Aykroyd was dismissed, Adam Galdo and Tomas Lloyd saw Bala Town defeat Cefn Albion 2-1, who replied through Cain Williams.

Strikes from Eric Brown, Levent Gundogan and Jack Hitchen (2) meant Connah's Quay Nomads swept past Ruthin Town 4-2 who reduced the arrears through Olly Derosa and Owain McKee.

Lewis Edwards hit back for Llay Welfare Colts but slipped up 2-1 against Saltney Town who had the edge with efforts from Dean Dixey and Sam Buckley.

Overton Recreation were defeated 3-2 by Llangollen Town and had goals from Chris Roberts and Jimmy Roberts wiped out by Sam Giles (2) and Kristian Jones.