FC Queens Park booked themselves a safe passage into Round One of the Welsh Cup and a crack at Prestatyn Sports after clinching a 4-1 success at Cefn Mawr Rangers. A delighted Park boss Dave Evans said “It was a great team performance and our new captain Barry Torrence was on hand to deliver the perfect hat-trick. The first two of his goals were skilfully set up by Tristan Wagner, a delightful free kick put the first one on a plate for Torrence to head home from six yards and then the second was after an outrageous piece of skill inside the Cefn Mawr box. Again in the second half we again enjoyed much possession and we created a number of chances. Nath Buckley then lit the place up with a great jinking run into the box before squaring the ball to James Gregory to tap home from close range. As the game entered the final stages Cefn were awarded a penalty which was calmly slotted home by Chris Roberts but there was sufficient time for Barry Torrence to seal his perfect hat trick as he calmly slotted home with his right foot.”

There was one Premier Division game played and there was a seven goal thriller at Afoneitha where Brymbo defeated their hosts Penycae 4-3. It was a feisty affair leaving Penycae manager Ben Heath frustrated by the result but added “I have to hide my true feelings as I would get myself into hot water if I was to give my honest views on the events”. Ben Kearney missed a penalty for Brymbo early on then not long after Anthony Dunleavy missed one for Penycae. Soon after, Brymbo then had Billy New carried off injured but his replacement Ryan Clarke broke the deadlock with his first touch with a splendid shot from way out. Just the one goal separated the sides at the break but Andrew Swarbrick levelled on 50 minutes. Brymbo restored their soon after through Jake Prescott but the hosts hit back again, this time through Calyn Spencer. Brymbo deservedly restored their lead through Ryan Clarke. Penycae refused to surrender and squared things through teenager Ruben Monteiro who finished well to take the score to 3-3. However, Brymbo got the killer goal on 87 minutes after Chris Boyes whipped in an inch perfect cross onto the head of Jamie Cumming who nodded home for his side to clinch a 4-3 success.

In the opening round of the Premier Division Cup, current holders Cefn Albion advanced to the next round after coming from a goal behind to defeat hosts Rhydymwyn 3-2. Club captain Paul Griffiths added “It was a good response and performance from the lads after last week’s Welsh Cup exit.” Matty Hill gave Rhyd the lead but back came Albion to progress with strikes from Callum Mannion, Alex Williams and Tom Miller after Adam Davies had struck again for Rhyd.

League leaders Rhostyllen Villa were given quite a scare. They were slow to get into their stride at Brickfield and they were put to the sword and needed extra time to progress. Mid way through the opening half, a pin point cross from Ash Ryan was met by Tom Douglas who scored with a fine header from 10 yards out. Brickfield rallied and levelled through John Swale to take the tie into extra time but that man for all occasions player boss Warren Duckett who had come on as a substitute rescued the tie netting twice in extra time so a reply from Seb Kidd was too little too late.

Mold Alex whitewashed Castell Alun Colts 7-0 to book a safe passage into the next round and they had Henry Carver and Connor Kendrick weighing in with two goals apiece and sealing their success were Lewis George, Danny Wynne and Kevin Day.

Llanuwchllyn transferred their game against Saltney Town to Sandy Lane and Saltney they used the swap to their total advantage as they progressed 4-3 after extra time. Saltney were desperate to make amends for a poor run of form and things looked like they would go to plan when Rabih Jumaa opened the scoring in the 2nd minute. The lead did not last long though when Stephen Chiocchi scored a bizarre own goal. Saltney kept their composure, and new-signing Adrian Callaghan converted an excellent headed opportunity to ensure his team went in 2-1 up at the break. It looked game set and match after Jake Johnson put the Bordermen 3-1 up on 78 minutes. However, seconds later Joe Evans pulled it back to 3-2 and in stoppage time Iolo Jones levelled things. There was not a lot to choose between the sides in extra time but it was a Danny Burgess header in the 94th minute that proved to be the difference and ensured Saltney are in the hat for the next round.

Rhos Aelwyd fell at the first hurdle and were dumped out 3-0 at home against Llay Welfare leaving Welfare boss Mike Gadie satisfied with him saying “I thought we were well worth our victory today. It was a good disciplined performance which saw first half goals from Matthew Worrall, Tom Wells and Adam Colley to seal the tie. Credit to Rhos for going for 90 minutes but I was delighted with our attitude and application and our quality shone through with Dean Bryan and Matthew Worrall stand out performers.

On the Division One League Cup, goals from Matt Armstrong and John Platten, helped leaders Hawarden Rangers edge out Overton 2-1 who hit back through Olly Jones.

New Brighton were involved in a close encounter with LEX XI and it proved to be a real epic. LEX failed to hang onto a 2 goal advantage allowing their hosts to conjure up a 3-2 lead but with 96 minutes on the clock, LEX conjured up a dramatic equaliser through Jack Southwell to take the tie into extra time which also ended in stalemate. LEX then kept their nerve to win the penalty shoot 4-3 and they have keeper Jamie Griffiths to thank for their progress not only did he save 2 penalties in the shoot out he saved one in normal time also. Giving LEX the early edge were George Baxter and Matty Bennett but Aaron Davies, an own goal and James Beck had been on target for the hosts. Also standing out for LEX was centre back Rob Gibson on his debut.

Kal Pierce was on fire for Mynydd Isa with a 5 goal haul as they floored Johnstown 11-1, adding to the rout were Sam Reilly with a treble, Kieran Jones (2) and Joe Robins. Dewi Reeves scored a lone consolation.

In the solitary Division One game, Ryan Weekes grabbed the only goal of the game as Rhosllanerchrugog defeated Halkyn and Flint Mountain 1-0.

In the Reserves Division League Cup, FC Queens Park are eying up the double after trouncing Castell Alun Colts 10-0. Matt Wareham led with way with a hat trick, helped by a brace from Niall Martin. Dan Watson, Sean Humphries, Ben White, Ashley Dawson and Alex Jones added to the score.

Holywell Town booked a safe passage, second half strikes from Iwan Rogers and a double from Nathan Williams saw them safely through against Hawarden Rangers.

There was just the one Reserves Division game and strikes from James Haynes (2) and Aaron Thomas earned Rhos Aelwyd a 3-2 verdict at Llay Welfare who replied through Gareth Taylor and Kev Hope.

Turning to the Reserves and Colts League Cup, out go Bala Town they were toppled 3-0 by Connah's Quay Nomads with Levent Gundogan (2) and Charlie Holland providing the goals.

Ryan Williams (2) and Leighton Jones combined for Cefn Mawr Rangers to sink Airbus UK 3-2. Airbus had replied through Michael Watkin and Connor Cox.

At league level in the Reserves and Colts Division, Ross Hardy notched a consolation goal on his debut as his side were floored 6-1 by Saltney Town who had Dan Roberts (2), Max Hawkins, Sam Buckley, Jim Lehman, Ryan Hughes to thank for their goals.

Johnstown were ran ragged by Mynydd Isa Spartans who cruised to a 15-0 landslide victory. Their marksmen were Adam Woosey with a hat-trick, Craig Worthington, Jack Mitchell, Harri Mitchell, Jack Bradshaw and Corey Bellis all weighing in with double salvos with Callum Bennett and Nathan Jones completing the mauling.

Llangollen Town were second best going down 5-1 at home to Rhydymwyn who went nap through a Charlie Bradley treble and a brace from Bryn Pierce. Replying for the hosts was Joe Morris.

Ruthin Town chalked up a 3-1 verdict over Cefn Albion with the help of Andy Hession (2) and Rob Williams. Zac Davies had replied for Cefn.