There was excitement galore with all of the senior sides from the Welsh National League on the starting grid to participate in 2nd Qualifying Round of the Welsh Cup. In the feature game at Alyn Park, Mold progressed with a hard fought win over Chirk, a fairly even first half started with Chirk making the better start without testing Elliot Quinlan in the home goal. Mold had chances through Danny Warren who sent a volley agonisingly wide and towards the end of the half Terry Pughe was denied by the cross bar. It was also an even second half with Chirk being denied by the framework but again it was total deadlock. In extra time, Mold broke the deadlock when a quickly taken Warren throw in found Lee Jones who's delightful chipped pass found Henry Carver who tucked the ball home. In the second period of extra time saw Quinlan make an excellent stop from an excellent Josh Phillips over head kick and then a again Quinlan made a comfortable save from a Phillips free kick. Mold sealed their progression when Lee Jones was sent clear and cooly slotted past the advancing keeper.

Rhostyllen raised a few eyebrows by booking a place in the next round after dumping out hosts Aberffaw. The 90 minutes and extra time produced no goals but in a thrilling penalty shoot out, they won 5-4 with Jamie Richards securing the decisive penalty.

Cup warriors Cefn Albion scalped Queens Park but only after Queens Park had taken a 2-0 lead at the break with strikes from Richard Jones and Corey Smart. Man of the match Dion Gibbons led the fightback scoring from the penalty spot, Alex Williams squared the tie with Conner Kendrick weighing in with a late winner.

Lex XI failed to contain in form Corwen who polished off their hosts 4-0 and add to LEX’s woes they had Jamie Pugh sent off. Writing all of the days headlines was Sam Henry who scored a 4 of the Corwen goals.

Llangefni Town proved a bridge too far for Saltney Town who were sunk 4-0 on the Isle of Anglesey and the hosts marksmen were Matthew Jones (2), Alan Park Owen and Kevin Lloyd.

Brickfield Rangers were back to their best and they chalked up 5-0 success at Llanrwst United. Just a single Liam Sklener goal separated the sides at the break but in a one-sided second half, they went nap through Alan Bull(2), Joe Gardner and Lee McBurney.

n In the all Premier Division clash, Llanuwchllyn dumped out 4-1 by Hawarden Rangers. The hosts took a 10th minute lead but Hawarden quickly atoned through a Tom Williams header from a Dom Auty corner on the half hour mark. Hawarden took the lead on 55 minutes with an outstanding Ellis Jones header from a pinpoint Williams cross. Mark Weir showed great composure to slot home after and excellent run by Dom Auty on 73 minutes and the victory was confirmed on 82 minutes when a left wing cross from Jamie Brailsford was turned into his own net by a hapless Llanuwchllyn defender.

At last, Llay Welfare have shaken off the hoodoo and stranglehold FC Nomads appeared to have over them and they prospered 3-0 against their bogey side. Just a Matty Worral strike separated the sides at the interval but they pushed on and killed the game off with second half efforts from Jack Edwards and Dan Richardson.

Penycae inched passed Meliden who took an early lead with a freak goal. The lead did not last long and James Trigg hit back. The decisive goal came from Josh Millington but against the wind in the second half they defended like Tojans but even then had to rely and a string of fine save from keeper Matt Griffiths.

New Brighton raised a few eyebrows sinking Penmaenmawr Phoenix but it took extra time and penalties to see them through. The game finished at 3-3 but they went through 4-2 on penalties. Helping them over the line were Ste Orsler, Jack Lennon-Gill and Paul Rambaldi.

It was a trip to the unknown to Penrhyndeudraeth for Coedpoeth United but they came through with flying colours to produce an excellent 4-1 success all after falling behind in the 5th minute. Kurt Griffiths and Nathan Jones managed to grab two goals apiece.

The Rhos Aelwyd clash with Brymbo was a thrilling affair, Billy New and Jamie Cummins had Brymbo sitting pretty but Iolo Hughes, Ian Hughes and Ryan Jenkins had Rhos back in game but after referee Martin Williams awarded Brymbo 2 penalties, Jack Stewart converted them both. Brymbp played the majority of the second half with ten men after Mark Beech had been given a red card and they had to defend for their lives.

Rhydymwyn are through but they did it the hard way after ending their trip to Llandyrnog 1-1 courtesy of a Jamie Wynne free kick. It ended 2-2 after extra time with Wynne also converting from the spot but they kept their nerve to win 3-2 in a penalty shoot out.

Turning to Division One, league leaders Plas Madoc set their cruise control as they spanked Overton 5-0. After a dull start game slowly came to life with goals from Callum Nash, his first for club, Nicky Williams and a double salvo from Jamie Williams and Rob Hill. The win puts Plas Madoc six points clear at the top.

Castell Alun Colts will be pleased from the fact they took a point off promotion hopefuls Llangollen who took the lead with a fine header from Ben Reeley but the Colts hit back through Scott Williams.

In the clash of the titans Rhosllanerchrugog and Johnstown it is Rhos who have the bragging rights, at least for the time being after winning 2-1 with strikes from Darren Greenway and Luke Parry all after the visitors had taken the lead through Jonathon Williams.

Cefn Mawr Rangers picked off Mynydd Isa Spartans 4-2, notching their goals were Ben Duffy, Ryan Williams and Jack Holt which were added to an own goal. Isa had been on target through Corey Bellis(2). The Reserves Division leaders Mold Alex have created a 3 point lead at the top after securing a 3-1 success at Corwen who hit back through Andy Roberts.

Chirk AAA’s went down 4-1 in their own back yard against Ruthin Town whose marksmen were Will Owen(2), Charlie Williams and Connor Lloyd.

FC Nomads toppled Buckley Town 2-0 with a goal in each half from Colin Lambert and Lewis Wright but an undisciplined ending to the game saw them having 2 players dismissed.

The Gresford Athletic clash with Queens Park failed to go ahead due to the referee shortage.

Heading the pack in the Colts Division are Penycae who have had an amazing baptism and their 5-1 victory over Cefn Mawr Rangers will enhance their confidence. Their nap hand was conjured by Tom Edwards(2), Josh Mazarella, Dan Richards and Ramone Nelson.

Johnstown suffered a 6-0 whitewash at home against Ruthin Town whose man of the match Owen Cordiner who weighed in with a 4 goal salvo and completing their tally were Tom Bowen and Elgin Hughes.

Tom Mitchell bagged a treble as Mynydd Isa Spartans defeated Llangollen Town 5-2. Rounding off the spree were Harry Mitchell and Leon Bowen. Matt Hayes and Max Claridge hit back.

Rhydymwyn hit back through Macauley Cooper despite going down 3-1 against Brymbo.

In the one League Cup tie at this level, Overton booked a safe passage into the next round by edging out hosts New Brighton 4-3 who had replied through Max Williams, James Friel and Ben Hughes.