There was an epic the clash in the 3rd Round of the Welsh Trophy at the Dunks between FC Queens Park and Rhos Aelwyd and what a tie it turned out to be. Rhos raced into a 2 goal lead carved out by Josh Rush and James Haynes with a superbly struck free-kick but the hosts came back through a Richard Jones penalty and Nathan Buckley. Rhos proved they were not just there to make up the numbers and restored their lead through Josh Griffiths. With second to go however and to be specific in the 95th minute Buckley headed in a last gasp leveller. The Aelwyd hearts were broken and with their tails up, their hosts went on to book a Round 4 passage with strikes from John Rhys Edwards and Barry Torrence.

At ‘Tanyfron Crick’, Sion Roberts gave Corwen an 18th minute lead at Brymbo from a well rehearsed Will Roberts free-kick. Brymbo left it late but got back into the tie in the 81st minute through Lewis Edwards but Sion Dolben Hughes set up Tomos Williams to grab a last gasp Corwen winner to send them through.

A no nonsense display by Chirk AAA’s gave then a simple passage into then next round. New signings this season Matty Thomas and Marcus Davies both made an immense contribution weighing in with double salvo’s but it was Chris Bennion who was the architect in their success and his valuable contribution was rewarded with a 5th Chirk goal.

FC Nomads had their game at Greenfield abandoned in the first half with them leading 1-0. Ben Howarth suffered a suspected double leg fracture after waiting 90 minutes for an ambulance the game was eventually called off.

Cefn Mawr Rangers caused a stir by scalping Rhostyllen 4-2 who hit back through an own goal and Steve Allman.

Hawarden Rangers for the second consecutive week were involved in a humdinger of a cup tie and it required extra time to split them from Cefn Albion. They were unfortunate to crash out of the league cup last week but went one better this time around to defeat Albion 3-1 after it ended all square after 90 minutes. A good first half display was capped with an Oliver Davies goal which deservedly had Cefn 1-0 to the good at half time. Rangers levelled in what can best be described as controversial with the visitors claiming the ball fired in by wonder kid Alix Walsh had not crossed the line but the goal stood. Rangers made the most of Cefn having to chase the game and the energetic Lewis Cunliffe settled the tie 3-1.

Penycae secured a passage into the next round but they did it the hard way when they played the majority of the tie with ten men after Aled Parry was dismissed after receiving a second yellow card. Nathan Slawson had given LEX a half time lead but they left the door wide open when Steve Evans scored an 80th minute own goal. LEX pressed and spurned chance after chance and had what looked like a clear cut penalty appeal turned down and then with stoppage time almost up, Ben Jones grabbed a Penycae winner with a stunning free-kick.

Llanuwchllyn were scalped 3-2 by Llanrhaeadr and they kissed away a 2-1 lead created by Joe Evans(2), firing the winners goals were Liam Matthews(2) and Iwan Evans.

Due to so much Cup football there was just the two Premier Division games and Llay Welfare were beaten 3-0 in their own back yard by Coedpoeth United who took a 2-0 interval lead through Mike Taylor and Kyle Walker. Llay clearly were not at their best and leaked a further goal when Nathan Jones added to their tally.

Saltney Town had Overton on the ropes and whitewashed them 5-0. Making up their nap hand were player boss Jake Gibbons who weighed in with a double salvo including a spot-kick conversion. Craig Mayers scored with a close range header and cementing their success was Ben Evans who added to an own goal.

Match of the day in Dvision One saw New Brighton achieve a splendid 4-3 success at Penley and on target were Steve Orsler, Russ Sumner with a brace prior to Jordan Donnington grabbing the winner.

Acrefair came good and defeated Maesgwyn 3-2 with the visitors response coming from Gareth Mayers and Jason Edwards.

The Reserves Divison continues to be dominated by Gresford Atheltic who are three points clear of nearest rivals Ruthin Town and a game in hand. They polished off old adversaries Chirk AAA’s 4-1 with Alistair Gibson netting all 4 of his sides goals which included a perfect hat-trick in a 14 minute spell.

Corwen defeated Castell Alun 2-0 and grabbing both of the Corwen goals was Tommy Davies who converted who superbly struck freekicks.

FC Nomads were back on the winning trail to defeat Brymbo 4-2 and their marksmen were Nick Williams, Josh Rimmer. Harry Massey and John Greenman. Responding for Brymbo was Rhys Powell and Aaron Taylor.

Llangollen were well and truly whitewashed 10-0 by Mold Alexandra and included in this haul were a hat-trick apiece for Nat Munroe and George Baxter.

Penycae flopped to a 4-2 reversal against Hawarden Rangers with Lewis George grabbing both of the hosts goals.

A solitary strike from Adam Harvey earned Ruthin Town a narrow 1-0 win against Queens Park.

In the Reserves and Colts League Cup, Overton were sunk 5-0 in their own back yard by Buckley Town.

In the league, Lex Glyndwr moved into 3rd spot after flooring Coedpoeth United 3-1, their marksmen were Gareth Price, Matt Tyler and Oliver Knight.

A single strike from Ryan Hughes enable Rhos Aelwyd to secure a 1-0 success over Llay Welfare.

Ruthin Town were picked off 2-1 by Cefn Albion who had Rob Hill netting both of their goals with Aaron Boswell reducing the arrears.