There were no real shocks in the opening round of the Welsh Cup but a large and partisan crowd turned out watch Coedpoeth host Cymru Alliance opposition Holywell Town. Coedy kept the score down to 2-0 at the break and then the floodgates opened and the Wellmen went on to win 8-0. The highlight for the hosts was the gallant display by teenage keeper Callum Thurnam. There was quite an epic tie at Stansty Park were LEX Glyndwr acquitted themselves well and gave Corwen a real run for their money. It was a complete stalemate at the break but an own goal on the hour by LEX skipper Craig Hughes gave Corwen the breakthrough. Former Ruthin junior Alex Webster doubled Corwen’s tally but there was more drama to come as Hughes netted after some good work by sub Phil Gidley to set up a grandstand finish but Corwen held on to win 2-1. LEX chairman Davies stated “On reflection, I'm very proud of everyone involved at LEX although I feel we didn't do enough to win the game I think we conducted ourselves very well. We put in a good performance on the field it was also nice to see so many old faces there watching our game.”

The FC Nomads game at Penrhyncoch failed a pre-match pitch inspection.

Penycae chief Ian Andrews had no complaints about his sides 6-0 reversal at Flint Town United stating “We knew we had been in a battle and it was a great experience for my young side. Flint showed their class and thoroughly deserved their success but I must praise the performance of club captain Jake Ellison who was quite immense.

Brymbo returned empty handed from their trip to Llangefni and on the wrong end of 4-0 scoreline. Assistant Brymbo boss Mat Wilcox was left to reflect “Llangefni capitalised on their home surroundings but our lads gave 100% and our man of the match goes to Richie Smullen who was absolutely awesome and didn't stop running all game.”

Hawarden Rangers are still flying our local flag though, they edged out Carno 2-1. It was all square at the break with defences on top but Charlie McDaid got the Hawarden breakthrough. The lead did not last for long and Carno levelled but the hero of the hour Alex Walsh got a second goal to book his side a Round 2 berth.

In the Welsh National League Premier Division there were goals galore and league leaders FC Queens Park gave Overton a torrid time or to be more specific, Helda Ramos did as he netted a sensational five times in an 11-1 victory. Manager Martin Ford seems to have unearthed another gem in new signing Edgar Lima who scored on his debut and taking his side into double figures were Richard Jones who scored against his old club, Barry Torrence, Nathan Buckley who weighed in with a douible salvo and Kieran Jarvis. Grabbing a lone consolation goal for the O’s was Paul Edwards.

It seems that at long last Brickfield Rangers have arrived on the scene in dramatic fashion after many thought they had been underachieving but based on their form which saw them punish Llay Welfare 10-1 there does not seem to be too much to worry about. Taking them into double figures were former Corwen prodigy Dale Davies who weighed in with four goal salvo, Sam Molyneux struck a hat-trick with Nathan Jones, Tom Allen, Sam Henry and Lee McBurney. It was a game which saw a man of the match display from Danny Holland and netting a lone consolation goal was Jon Taylor from the penalty spot.

Cefn Albion blew a 2-0 lead at Saltney Town carved out by Alex Williams and Oliver Davies but two penalties that were converted by player boss Jake Gibbons saw the hosts scrap out a 2-2 draw.

There was quite an epic in the Division One clash between Castell Alun and Point of Ayr and several red cards were flowing. The visitors on three separate occasions looked on their way to maximum points with strikes from Dean Highland who opened and closed their account and sandwiched in between was a Danny Chamberlin effort. A gutsy turnabout saw ‘Casty hit back to win 4-3 with efforts from Matty Holmes(pen), Scott Williams with a stunning freekick and Owen Williams capped fine debut with a brace of goals.

Maesgwyn were down on the doldrums again, they were polished off 10-0 at home by New Brighton Villa and taking them into double figures were Jordan Donnington and Callum Pearce with a hat-trick apiece, Lewis Jones(2) an OG and Jack Gregory.

A single goal scored in the 70th minute by Jamie Rogers earned Rhos Aelwyd a narrow 1-0 verdict over Rhydymwyn. He converted from the penalty spot after a foul on Josh Griffiths.

Games between Acrefair and Penley and Llangollen were called off due to a referee shortage.

AFC Brynford managed to eventually see off Johnstown Youth 5-3 who hit back through Josh Hughes, Dewi Reeves and Paulo Melcarnis.

The fixture list in the Reserves League was quite depleted, leaders Gresford Athletic had their trip to Corwen canned due to their being no referee available and it was the same for other fixtures involving Brymbo and Castell Alun and Holywell and Mold Alex.

Chirk AAA managed to get within touching distance of leaders Gresford Athletic after defeating Hawarden Rangers 4-2 with efforts from Sean Morris(2), Caleb Davies and Will Newall.

Queens Park were walloped 9-1 by Cefn Druids and completing their rout were Kevin Day, Harry Gould, Jordan Williams and George Fletcher all with two goals apiece and Ieuan Jones and Alex Buxton.

A brace of goals by Luke Appleby enabled Ruthin Town to narrowly defeat Llangollen 2-1

Only three of the five scheduled fixtures were able to be contested in the Colts league due to a shortage of officials but enjoying a purple patch were Llay Welfare Reserves who polished off Overton 7-1 courtesy of an own goal, a four goal haul from Joe Roberts, Joe Crawford and the games best player Andrew Thomas.

LEX Glyndwr did manage to go one better and they beat hosts Rhostyllen 8-1. Tom Johnson netted four of the LEX goals and sealing their success were Josh Evans, Tom Adams, Max Haftavani and Tom Potts with Kevin Roberts reducing the deficit.

Rhys Jones bagged both goals for Ruthin Town as they narrowly defeated Coedpoeth 2-1.