In the rearranged Welsh Trophy Round 3 game between Greenfield and FC Nomads of CQ things did go off without a hitch this week and Nomads did come through the tie with flying colours to win 3-1. A delighted boss Andy Dutton reported “It was a good result for us against a Greenfield side who worked hard, but we were a different class on the ball with some really good flowing football. They conceded an own goal and man of the match Warren Kelly got 2 more to finish them off. We could have had more but just happy with the win.”

In the Premier Division, Queens Park were comfortable 4-1 winners and were rarely troubled an even the Llay response was a bizarre own goal from Danny Myers when his misjudged a back pass which sailed past his keeper Scott Williams. The reliable Nathan Buckley notched his 9th goal in eleven start to get Queens Park off the mark and he had a hand in his sides second goal when his shot was spilled by the keeper and Ben White tucked away the rebound. Barry Torrence weighed in with a spectacular shot from outside the box and it was game set and match when White doubled his personal tally with a shot which did take a ricochet. The win was soured when it was revealed that Helda Ramos who was carried off injured has suffered a broken ankle.

Cefn Albion were left somewhat aggrieved that they had nothing to show from their gruelling clash with Brickfield Rangers and in fact that most of the home supporters felt Rangers opening goal from Sam Henry had not crossed the line. Oliver Davies did manage to get Albion back on level terms but Steve Watkin fired a late winner for Brickie.

What an amazing game it must have been at Holyhead Road where Hawarden Ranges took a 4-0 lead at Chirk AAA’s. Hawarden squandered their massive lead when the hosts hit back to earn a share of the spoils in a 4-4 draw and the comeback came amazingly enough after Chirk had gone down to 10 men after Tom Freeman had been dismissed after receiving 2 yellow cards. John Cody had opened and closed the scoring for Hawarden and sandwiched in between were strikes from Jason Wright and Lewis Cunliffe and then the rot set in. With only 20 minutes remaining, Louis Middlehurst netted two goals in a minute and all of a sudden it was game on. Adam Williams added a 3rd Chirk goal and in the fightback of the century, Matty Thomas converted a 94th minute penalty.

Corwen took an early lead through Tom Williams against Saltney who managed to turn this game on its head to win 2-1, Ryan Cunliffe levelled and Sean Glenning went on to grab a second half winner.

The label of the ‘weekends top performer’ belonged to on fire Connor Kendrick. He weighed in with a four goal salvo and he had Brymbo on the ropes single handidly. There was no route back after Jack Edwards made it 5-0 but some pride was salvaged when Brymbo pulled it back to 5-2 late in the game.

Overton are at last off the mark and they picked up a point from their 1-1 draw with Coedpoeth who squandered a 1-0 half time lead when Matt Halliwell netted on his debut. Overton’s patience was eventually rewarded when man of the match Mark Mathews grabbed a late equaliser.

In Division One, New Brighton stay top after thrashing Johnstown 10-0. Making up the whitewash were Craig Williams with a treble, Lewis Jones(2), Max Quinn, Ross Sumner, Jordan Donnington, Sam Wainwright and Martin Jones.

AFC Brynford took a real tumble and were floored 5-0 by Castell Alun whose nap hand was conjured up by Matty Holmes(2), Owen Williams, Mike Marsden and Arthur Doo who scored the opening goal from way out but star performer was Graham Dessington.

LEX Glyndwr shared 4 goals and the points in a 2-2 draw with Llangollen who made the most of the early running but ensuring LEX salvaged a point were Ricky Evans and the immaculate Alan Huxley who levelled the clash with a stunning headed goal.

Rhostyllen thrashed village neighbours Rhos Aelwyd 8-1 and star of the show was Robbie Gibson who converted a hat-trick and completing the demolition job were Ash Ryan and Lewis Clamp with a brace apiece plus Rob Griffin.

Maesgwyn were second best against in form Penley and were sunk 5-0.

Point of Ayr shared a 2-2 draw with Rhydymwyn, goals from Brett John and Elliott Price however were cancelled out by Rhyd’s Gaz Tebble and Nick Manning.

In the Reserves Division, Gresford Athletic have gone 9 points clear at the top after defeating an exceptionally strong Ruthin Town 2-1 with strikes from Rhys Lloyd and sub Will Roberts.

Games between Castell Alun and Holywell Town and the game between Cefn Druids failed to go ahead due to the referee shortage.

Hawarden Rangers were comfortable 4-2 winners over Chirk AAA’s and their marksmen were Chris Howells, Aurio Gomez Lopex with a brace and sub Jared Christopher. The two goal Chirk response came from Sean Morris.

Mold Alexandra were held to a 2-2 draw by Penycae who had the man of the match in Lewis George.

Flint Town United continue to have an unblemished start in the Reserves and Colts league, the demolished hosts Rhos Aelwyd 5-1 who were able to grab a lone consolation goal through Sam Balden.

Remone Nelson, Tyler Harvey and Phil Carr combined for Brickfield Rangers to defeat Cefn Albion 3-0.

Jamie Williams netted both of the Coedpoeth United goals in their 3-2 reversal against Overton.

Llay Welfare were on top form to send Rhostyllen crashing 5-2 and making up the nap hand were sub Johnny Taylor with a treble and Tom Davies(2)