Chirk AAA’s who have saved their best form for the Welsh Trophy and they didn’t disappoint and set the cruise control to secure a 5-0 success at Glantraeth. Man of the match Louis Middlehurst converted a treble and completing their nap hand were Sam Nash and Andy Pryde.

Rhos Aelwyd raised more than a few eyebrows in this competition last season where they were beaten finalists and have their sights going one better than last term beating Rhostyllen 2-1 who had taken an opening half lead through Steve Jones. James Haynes levelled paving the way for Ian Hughes to bag the winner late on from the penalty spot.

There was an emotional feel to Brymbo and Y Felinheli tie where a Minutes Applause preceded the clash in memory of their Chairman Tony Birch whose death was announced over the weekend following a lengthy illness. The visitors made all of the early running and netted through first half goals from Iwan Owen and Gruff John but it all came good in the end and Brymbo won in a canter. Vita Nbolukele pegged a goal back but in the second half the hosts were invincible netting through Jordan Beer, Ben Kearney(2), James Smith and Jamie Cummings.

Corwen have high hopes of progressing to the latter stages and they moved swiftly into the next round by securing a 4-1 success against Hawarden Rangers and star man Sam Henry helped himself to a treble with Ryan Billington netting with a close range header. Hitting back was Callum Wood.

Lex XI’s barren spell continued, they were thrashed 6-1 by Llanrug United. Manager Craig Hughes was honest enough to admit “The first half wasn’t a pretty sight, we gifted them 4 goals then had to chase the game. We pegged a goal back through Aaron Davies but had to play with ten men in the latter stages as Mike Griffiths hamstring went and we had made 3 substitutions.

Llangefni Town proved a bridge too far for Penycae and they secured a comfortable 6-0 passage. Ian Andrews was left to reflect “It will be good to get back playing at a local level next week but the last two matches against senior opposition has truly tested us and it has been a great learning experience.

Offa Athletic failed to contain FC Nomads. Nomads’ goals were carved out by Ilya Haycock from the penalty spot and a double salvo from John Crossley in the opening half saw them safely through. Offa’s consolation goal was a lone strike from Tyler Swarbrick-Harvey.

Plas Madoc took their league form into the cup arena and dumped out St Asaph City 4-1 and there were four separate scorers in Sean Valentine, Jordan Powell, Jamie Williams and Nicky Williams.

Saltney Town came unstuck and visitors Cefn Albion were well and truly on song winning 6-0. It was honours even at the break but then Saltney capitulated courtesy of efforts from Daniel Cox, Jordan Jones with Oliver Davies and Kien Morris weighing in with double salvo’s completed a brilliant second half display by Cefn.

Rhydymwyn deserved much praise for capturing the scalp of Prestatyn Sports and they progressed 3-0 with efforts from Nathan Mendoza, Harry Massey and Kyle Harte.

In the Premier Division, Brickfield Rangers lost ground in the title race going down 2-1 at Mold Alexandra despite taking an opening half lead through Danny Wynne. Former Bricky skipper Steve Watkin levelled for the hosts on the hour mark enabling Lee Jones to snatch a last gasp winner.

Llanuwchllyn new signing Warren Aykroyd-Duckett scored on his debut as they defeated Llay Welfare 3-1. Iolo Jones doubled their tally and despite Alistair Gibson pulling a goal back, Jack Evans put the game beyond reach.

In Division One, Coedpoeth got back to winning ways; Sean Turner got the game’s only goal against Johnstown.

Castell Alun edged past New Brighton 2-1 courtesy of strikes from Scott Williams and Dan Woosey. Sam Wainwright replied for the visitors.

Llangollen Town flopped to a 3-0 reversal against Mynydd Isa Spartans who were worthy winners netting through Sam Genders, Mike Whales and Chris Lane.

The Reserves Division league leaders Ruthin Town narrowly defeated Queens Park 3-2 courtesy of strikes from Tom Watkin-Jones(2) and Tom Mann.

Hats off to Cefn Druids, they whitewashed hosts Chirk AAA’s 8-0, Lewis George and Ieuan Jones secured two goals apiece with Finn Williams, Toby Nash, Jake Johnson and James Hill completing their tally.

Matty Wareham notched both goals as Brickfield Rangers defeated Corwen 2-0.

It was honours even in the game between FC Nomads and Mold Alexandra where the game at Wepre Park ended all square at 2-2. Cal Lambert and Henry Badhams got the hosts goals with Shane Wellings and Morgan Jones responding.

There was a six goal thriller between Gresford Athletic and Castell Alun which finished at 3-3. Gresford’s marksmen were John Nixon, Lewis Sidowski and Jordan Ellis with Ady Olszweski, Kevin Valentine and Matty Jones levelling matters.

Hawarden Rangers defeated Buckley Town 3-1 and on target were Tom Janney, Liam Hett and Adam Poole with Tom Gunson reducing the deficit from the penalty spot.

In the Reserves and Colts Division, Penycae have been catching the eye and they now top the table after flooring Cefn Albion 4-0, they got off the mark with an own goal and completed their tally through a Ben Richardson double which included a penalty and Joe Griffiths.

Joint leaders Holywell Town secured a 4-2 verdict at Cefn Mawr Rangers. On the scoresheet for the Wellmen were Jay Wilkes, who led the way with a brace of goals, along with Nathan Williams and Jake Cooke. Cefn responded through Sam Sides and James Collins.

Chris Hughes, John Rhys Edwards and an OG enabled Llay Welfare to topple Rhydymwyn 3-1 who hit back through Macaulay Cooper.

Mynydd Isa Spartans defeated Brymbo 3-0 courtesy of strikes from Adam Reeley, Rhys Ellis (2) and Joe Griffiths.

A solitary penalty by Alan Huxley saw Overton flop 3-1 against Rhos Aelwyd whose marksmen were Liam Davies (2) and Jake Jones.

Osian Audley (2) and Billy Hughes were the Ruthin Town marksmen as they beat Coedpoeth United 3-1. James Williams did manage to reduce the deficit.