Corwen are the new leaders of the Welsh National Premier Division after flooring Hawarden Rangers 5-1. Harry Poole broke the deadlock with a close range header and the rot set in for the visitors when Sam Evans bagged himself a brace. Corwen went on to dominate the match and added to their tally through Iorweth Jones and Ryan Davidson. The visitors did manage a lone consolation goal though Adam Poole.

Chirk AAA’s General Manager Colin Heyward described the clash with Llay Welfare as “a real even affair, we bossed one half and Llay the other. The telling difference being Llay scored when they were in the ascendency and we didn’t. Llay boss was delighted by the win adding “we deservedly went 1-0 up early on through our skipper and man of the match Jack Edwards who led by example and then after the break attitudes were spot on and we managed to grind out a win.”

FC Nomads were given a lesson in finishing by Brymbo who cruised to a 5-1 success despite their sloppy start. They found it hard to create space but after the opening exchanges they went ahead when the ball dropped to Jake Prescott on the edge of the area and he fired into the bottom corner. Manager Phil Hudson added “We should have then doubled our lead only for a fantastic save by the keeper, we soon increased it though as a lofted through ball over the top found Jamie Cummings clear and he just lifted it up over the keeper for 2-0. We came out the blocks fast after the break and instantly went further ahead as Billy New made it 3-0. Nomads pegged a goal back through Brynley Priest but from the restart Ben Kearney headed in Brymbo’s 4th to all but end the contest but there was still time for Kearney to double his account.” To add to Nomads woe, they were reduced to 10 men late.

Lex XI were down to the bare bones and were without 7 regulars and it proved too much of a shoulder to bare as they flopped to a 4-1 reversal against Cefn Albion. The visitors took a deserved 3-0 half time lead in which they were truly dominant and it was an Alex Williams hat-trick that did the damage and had in not been for a string of fine saves from LEX keeper Tom Belton the score would have been much higher. Full credit to the hosts they give it a go and pulled a consolation goal back from Craig Hughes. Cefn always posed a threat and a wonder strike from Callum Taylor fought off any late come back.

The best result of the day fell to Penycae who clinched a narrow 1-0 win at Llanuwchllyn and this was with manager Ian Andrews having to play in goal. They weathered the storm with defenders Josh Millington and Ryan Merrill showing up well and having an outstanding game and it provided the platform for Rhys Powell to weigh on with an 82nd minute winner.

Queens Park fell behind to a Steve Watkin strike against Mold Alexandra but bounced back in fine fashion. 18 year old Harry Gregory levelled matters and things then improved when Mikey Latham put them ahead and Matty Williams settled matters.

Rhos Aelwyd shared a 2-2 draw Saltney Town who took an early led through Tom Chrimes and added to their account through Rabeh Jumaa. But Aelwyd stayed in touch through Jamie Rogers and James Haynes who squared the match in the 3rd minute of stoppage time.

In the outstanding Premier Division League Cup game, Rhostyllen failed to contain cup holders Brickfield Rangers who edged though 4-0.

In the match of the day in Division One. it lived up to its top billing but Llangollen were left kicking themselves after throwing away a 2-0 lead carved out by Ben Wilson and Josh Langford but visitors Plas Madoc turned this clash on its head to win 3-2 with strikes from Nicky Williams who weighed in netted a double salvo and Richard Lawrence.

Coedpoeth slumped to a 6-1 defeat against Rhydymwyn who managed to score a hat-trick of penalties , something I last remember ex Wrexham manager Ken Barnes once achieving for Man City. Putting the game out of reach were Scott Nelson and Matt Gilsenan(2). Firing a lone consolation goal was Ben Palmer.

Johnstown narrowly went down 3-2 against Castell Alun who shaded this encounter with goals from Dan Woosey on his debut, Scott Williams and a last gasp winner from Tom Adams. The hosts response came from Josh Jones and a rasping 30 yard shot from Dewi Reeves.

Mynydd Isa Spartans narrowly went down 1-0 against New Brighton Villa who secured the games only goal through Steve Orsler.

There was excitement galore in the Division One League Cup clash between Overton and Offa Athletic. The game ended 3-3 after extra time but Overton kept their nerve to win the spot-kick showdown 5-4 with Paul Edwards converting the decisive penalty after earlier contributions from Jimi Roberts abd Chris Bush(2). Getting the Offa goals were James Gibney and Jordan Valentine who added to an OG.

In the Reserves Division, a narrow 1-0 win for Mold Alex against Hawarden Rangers keeps them top, Cal Lavell grabbed the games only goal in the 53rd minute.

Brickfield Rangers shared six goals and the points with Chirk AAA’s in a 3-3 draw and netting for the visitors were Curtis Barber(2) and Joe Roberts after Phil Carr and Sam Giles(2) had the hosts in front.

Cefn Druids struggled initially to overcome Queens Park but strikes from Kane Frost, Efan Woodall had them all square at 2-2 to enable Harry Lucas to see them over the line with a late winner to achieve a 3-2 success.

Gresford Athletic proved too strong for Corwen and they cantered home 5-1, making up their nap hand were Hugh Jones, Jack Delgado, Jordan McArthur, Jake Ayre and Matty Harden.

Goals from Tom Mann and Tom Watkin Jones(2) enabled Ruthin Town to topple Buckley Town 3-0.

The Reserves and Colts League Cup game failed to go ahead with no referee for the tie between LEX XI and Rhos Aelwyd.

In the Reserves and Colts Division, Holywell Town and Penycae share poll position, the Wellmen defeated Mynydd Isa 4-3 but only after Jake Cooke bagged a last gasp winner after opening his account before the break. Adding to their tally were Nathan Williams and Jake Cooke with a fine solo goal.

Level at the top are Penycae who floored Overton 7-2, on target were Ben Richardson(2), Tom Legg, Tom Edwards with a treble and Ruben Monteiro all after Overton had led 2-0.

Cefn Mawr Rangers fought out a thrilling 2-2 draw with Brymbo whose efforts from Lewis McNamara and Callum Evans were cancelled out by Ryan Harden and Jason Williams.

Llay Welfare panned Llangollen Town 5-0 and making up their nap hand were hat-trick hero Kev Hope, Aiden Fox and Ryan Sadler.

New Brighton Villa chalked up a comfortable 5-1 success over Coedpoeth Utd and their marksmen were hat-trick hero Adam Funnell, Ben Hughes and Lewis Jones from the penalty spot. Responding for ‘Coedy was Aaron Taylor.

Rhydymwyn were worthy 5-1 winners against Johnstown and on target were Jack Sullivan(2), Charlie Bradley and Macauley Cooper who added to an own goal.

Also hitting the 5 goal mark were Ruthin Town who defeated Cefn Albion 5-1 thanks to efforts from Owen Cordiner(2), Osian Audley, Murray Hughes and Elgan Hughes. Firing the lone consolation goal was Lewis Edwards.