In the match of the day between Brymbo and Holywell Town there was plenty of drama and The Wellmen were forced to contest the majority of the tie with just ten men. Holywell went in at the break 1-0 ahead after Luke Edwards fired home from distance to beat the keeper to give his side a deserved lead. Soon after the goal, the Wellmen were reduced to 10 men after referee Alex Livesey dealt 2 yellow cards to Jason Renshaw. On the hour mark, Brymbo equalised through Jamie Cummings which saw manager John Haseldin switch things around bringing on Matty Hughes for the injured Danny Dobbins. Soon after, disaster struck for Town as Brymbo grabbed a second goal. An effort on goal by Jordan Deer saw Mike Platt try to tip the ball over the crossbar, but he seemed to palm the ball into the back of his own net to gift Brymbo the goal.

Holywell were left to throw caution to the wind and Brymbo began to create chance after chance themselves. Ben Kearney went close, bursting through then watching as his shot hit the post and went out for a goal kick, but minutes later, he did find the back of the net to put his side in command. The visitors refused to surrender and Dylan Allshorn gave his side a ray of hope pulling the tie back to 3-2. Any hopes of turning things around fell by the way side when Brymbo put the tie to bed when Jacques Stuart converted a penalty after being impeded by keeper Mike Platt.

Brymbo boss Phil Hudson was left to enthuse “It was a good game of football but we started slow and took a while to find our stride, Holywell were the better side in the opening half until they had a man sent off but we couldn't make the man extra count. After the break we were the better side and got on top and achieved a deserved victory. In the opposite camp, John Haseldin was left disappointed saying “We are hugely upset to go out of the Trophy in the manner that we did today and having to play 60 minutes with 10 men just proved too much in the end. Credit to my players as they gave me absolutely everything and kept going to the end and never gave up but it just wasn't our day.”

Brickfield Rangers took a 4-2 exit at Gaerwen but giving them a glimmer of hope and taking the tie into extra time were Kian Turton and Jack Verburg.

Greenfield took a shock 2-0 exit against Cefn Mawr Rangers who opened the scoring though Aron Blackwell with Christopher Roberts putting the tie to bed with 15 minutes remaining.

LEX XI progressed with a hard fought 3-1 win but needed extra time to see the job through. A fine headed goal from Matty Bennett gave LEX the edge but a Callum Davies strike levelled the tie for visitors Menai Bridge Tigers. Zac Davies put LEX in front again from the penalty spot and Bennett cemented the win.

At the Ring, Llay Welfare thrashed Llandudno Athletic 9-1 and their marksmen were man of the match Ryan Goodband who converted a hat-trick, Jack Mountford, Rhys Lloyd (2), Aled Roberts, Thomas Michael Wells and Luke Taylor.

Mold Alexandra navigated their way past New Brighton Villa 4-1. An own got Mold started but it was the contributions from Matty Lewis, Danny Warren and Kev Day that saw them over the line. Villa’s response was from a converted Liam Davies penalty.

Rhostyllen were caught on the hop and were bombed out 4-2 by visitors Rhos Aelwyd who prospered courtesy of strikes from Jake Finn, Ryan Jenkins, Liam Davies and James Haynes.

Turning to the Premier Division League Cup, Penycae slumped to a 3-2 defeat in their own back yard against FC Queens Park leaving Penycae boss Ben Heath left to curse his luck saying “Silly mistakes cost us the game and I felt we were well on top for large parts of the game and twice led through Josh Millington and Corey Smart. Some youth players had a chance to shine and they did do unfortunately some senior players didn’t. It’s time to concentrate on the league, steady the ship with a regular team and move up the table. All I can say is we are still in 3rd gear.” The result clearly saw Park’s Dave Evans the happier of the two managers with him reporting “After a shaky start, James Gregory levelled when he whipped a delightful ball into the box that floated straight over the keeper Tom Belton and into the net. The very next phase of play saw the Park force another corner and this time a delightful ball by Edgar Lima picked out Jason Edwards to head home unmarked. There was a touch of class about our next goal, Barry Torrence and Edgar Lima linked up well and Edgar drilled the ball past the on rushing keeper to score his first ever Queens Park goal. Penycae came back into the game and pegged a goal back. The second half was a scrappy affair with both sides cancelling each other out but the defining moment when Penycae thought they had equalised but Jason Edwards flung himself across the goal to head off the line.

It was business as usual in the Premier Division and Castell Alun Colts struck first blood through Alistair Randles but it then went downhill and visitors Llanuwchllyn turned things around to win 2-1.

Chirk AAA’s paraded 50 year old Carl Parrish in goal and fielded his teenage son Spencer in defence but they will be disappointed in not being able to celebrate this monumental occasion as they slipped up 3-1 especially as 17yr old Harvey Evans who was one of 8 teenagers in the Chirk ranks had opened the scoring. Albion turned things around after the break and they showed plenty of grit and determination to comfortably overcome their hosts 3-1 and claim some local bragging rights. Albion dominated the second half and equalised with a fantastic header from Dion Gibbons in the 73rd minute which started the comeback. Danny Holland made it 2-1 just six minutes later when his shot across goal found the bottom corner. The prolific Alex Williams put the game to bed when he headed home in the 86th minute to secure maximum points.

Rhydymwyn chalked up a 2-1 success against Plas Madoc who fluffed a 1st half penalty. All goals came after the break, Danny Wynne converted from the spot and minutes later Kyle Harte doubled the hosts account leaving a 90th minute response from Liam Sklenar coming too late.

In Division One, Johnstown defeated Rhosllanerchrugog 2-1, a well executed freekick from skipper Ryan Jenkins gave the hosts the lead and bagging their second was Dewi Edwards.

A solitary strike from Dewi Edwards earned Llangollen a 1-0 success over Hawarden Rangers and they had Chad Humphreys spurning a spot-kick to stretch their lead.

Overton Recreation took a tumble and flopped to a 7-3 reversal against Coedpoeth United. Netting the visitors goals were Kurt Griffiths with a treble, Matty Thomas, Nathan Jones with a double salvo and Connor Jones. Reducing the deficit were Tommy Huxley (2) and Lloyd Roberts.

Turning to the Reserves Division, despite Max Northall giving Brickfield Rangers some hope, they slumped to a 3-1 reversal against Hawarden Rangers.

FC Queens Park thumped Castell Alun Colts 7-1 to go top with Kevin Valentine grabbing a 60th minute consolation goal from the penalty spot.

Gresford Athletic defeated overnight leaders Mold Alexandra 4-1 and their marksmen were Taylor Williams, Jack Jones (2) and Jack Challinor.

Ruthin Town powered their way past Llay Welfare and on target were Osian Audley (2), David Wilkins and Tom Sharples.

Just one game survived in the Reserves and Colts Division and it saw Saltney Town thrash Mynydd Isa Spartans 5-2. Making up their nap hand were Paul Johnson (2), Leon Whitley, Keiran Barrett and Harley Duncan with Isa responding through Adam Woosey (2).