Gresford Athletic are through to the next round but did it the hard way gifting Brickfield Rangers a deserved 2-0 half time lead taking their chances with debutant Danny Wynne scoring the opener on 29” minutes then 3 minutes later a wonderful finish for his second. Gresford almost pulled one back on the stroke of half time with a wonderful Niall Freeman free kick which struck the underside of the bar. Ten minutes of madness at the and poor defending let their Cymru Alliance hosts off the hook with Sam Molyneux firing a brace and Keiran Evans putting them ahead. Late in the game Alan Bull hit back for Bricky to take the tie into extra time where Gresford’s fitness showed and they got a deserved winner through Bricky old boy Sam Molyneux from what many thought was a harsh penalty.

Mold Alex put up a gallant display at Bangor City before toppling out 4-2, giving the score some respectability were Terry Pughe and Callum Freeman.

Buckley Town were given a run for their money, Brymbo started the brighter and took a 23rd minute lead through Jamie Cummings.

The Cefn Albion clash with Dolgellau Athletic was a stroll in the park with Albion chalking up a 7-1 success. A crowd of around 300 witnessed the clash at the home of Cefn Druids and the first goal arrived after just 2 minutes without their opponents touching it Callum Taylor giving the Albion a perfect start. Man of the match Alex Williams was able to secure a treble and cementing the win were Nic Jones and Jimmy Jones with 2 goals apiece.

Coedpoeth United were left totally broken hearted and were seconds away from being giant killers and with 90 minutes on the clock they were 2-1 up at home to Ruthin Town courtesy of efforts from Curtis Griffiths and Ollie Lewis but deep deep into stoppage time, Ruthin Town added to their account through Lewis Turner and Osian Davies after Ryan Jones had opened their scoring.

As anticipated, Guilsfield accounted for Rhostyllen 2-0 but the game was closer than the score suggests with the 2nd goal arriving in stoppage time.

Hawarden Rangers went 2-0 down against visitors Llanfair United who went ahead through Paul Griffiths and Ryan McVay but Rangers levelled the tie through Tom Bridges and Nick Henderson only for United to bag a late winner through Josh Ashley to win 3-2.

Holyhead Hotspur claimed the scalp of Corwen and they progressed 4-2 but giving Corwen a ray of hope were Sam Henry who bagged both goals which included a late penalty.

Llay Welfare are on song at the moment and they progressed 2-0 against Rhydymwyn with manager Mike Gadie enthusing “Although I thought we were very slow to get out the blocks in the first half, I felt our fitness and discipline got us over the line. A super free kick from Matthew Worrall and a late goal from Mikey Wright sealed the win.”

Penycae made quite an impact against Cymru Alliance Airbus and manager Ian Andrews stated, ”Despite losing 4-0, I think our young side acquitted themselves really well and Airbus knew they had been in a game.

Elsewhere, Prestatyn Town defeated New Brighton Villa 5-1 who did manage a consolation goal from Sam Wainwright.

There was just a 3 game Premier Division programme and in the feature game at Holyhead Road, Chirk AAA’s came from being 2-0 down and at the time they had been reduced to 10 men after captain Phil Pierce had been given a red card. Visitors LEX XI opened up a 2-0 lead through Aaron Davies and Dylan Jones but Chirk kept their nerve to turn things around to win 3-2 through Josh Phillips, Louie Middlehurst and Sam Nash.

At Ponciau Banks, Rhos Aelwyd were narrowly defeated 1-0 by Queens Park after defender Matthew Williams was quickest to respond to a lengthy Corey Smart throw.

Saltney Town secured a narrow 2-1 success against FC Nomads who took a 5th minute lead though a Kevin McGovern own goal. Rabih Jumaa levelled things allowing Jake Gibbons to snatch a last gasp winner.

In Division One, league leaders Plas Madoc walloped neighbours Cefn Rangers 5-2 to make 10 straight wins on the bounce to stay 11 points clear at the top. Making up their nap hand were Jamie Williams (2), Ashley Edwards, Sean Valentine and Callum Nash. Goals for Cefn from Aron Blackwell and a free kick from Ryan Harden had Cefn level at half time.

Offa Athletic were out shaded 4-3 by Castell Alun who had Stuart Williams opening and closing the scoring and sandwiched in between were efforts from Nathan Davies and a Rob Darlington freekick. Offa did reply through Nathan Jones (2) and Danny Geddes.

Overton were turned over 4-2 by Rhosllanerchrugog who netted through Luke Hamilton(2), Darren Greenway and Lucas Sluzak with Harry Massey replying.

In the Reserves Division, Ruthin Town returned to the top of the table after defeating Chirk AAA’s 5-3. Making up their nap hand were Connor Lloyd, Charlie Williams, Will Owen and Tom Mann (2). Reducing the deficit with a hat-trick was Ryan Lightwood.

FC Nomads gave Castell Alun Colts a lesson in finishing and helping them to a 5-1 success were Adam Davies, James Ratcliffe (pen), Luke Wilson, Chris Forshaw and Luke Muia. Grabbing a consolation goal for the Colts was Kevin Valentine.

Turning to the Reserves and Colts Division, Holywell Town have returned to the top of the table after beating Overton 2-0 courtesy of a goal in each half from Jake Cooke and Wayne Edwards.

Cefn Mawr Rangers just edged things 4-3 in a seven goal thriller against Llay Welfare, their marksmen were Jason Williams (2), Lindon Merson and Sam Sides with Chris Owen, Adam Colley and Aiden Fox responding.

Mynydd Isa Spartans defeated Rhos Aelwyd 2-1, Sam Riley and Joey Jones netted for them with Liam Davies hitting back.

Rhydymwyn dropped points in a 4-2 reversal against Cefn Albion whose marksmen were Alan Manley and Callum Taylor who netted two goals apiece. On target for Rhyd were Gary McNaught and Andy Jones.