It was always going to be a big ask for Cefn Albion to make any impression at Bangor City but they made many new admirers for putting up a gutsy display despite bowing out 6-1 but at least they had the satisfaction of getting the game’s opening goal through Connor Kendrick. Bangor skipper Paul Griffiths admitted “Yes there was a gulf between the two sides but late goals looks as if it was a one sided affair when it was anything but”

Llay Welfare had their Cup dreams shattered at Airbus who won with time to spare to secure a resounding 6-1 victory. Grabbing a lone consolation goal was new signing Alistair Gibson. Manager Mike Gadie admitted “It was a very disappointing performance, the occasion seemed to get the better of us. No taking it away from Airbus who are a very very good side. I am however proud of the players and their attitudes it just wasn’t to be.”

Match of the day in the Premier Division was down at the Dunks where current league leaders Queens Park managed to cling on to pole position with a riveting 5-0 whitewash of Llanuwchllyn. Richard Jones rolled back the years to give Park a 2-0 lead, the visitors buckled when Aled Powell and Mike Latham from the penalty spot doubled their account but the best goal of the game was a thunderbolt from Corey Smart with 8 minutes remaining.

Brymbo strengthened their title push with a 4-1 success over Saltney Town. It was a tight game with the score not showing credit to Saltney’s contribution. Lewy Clarke opened the scoring with a sublime touch after 15 minutes with a fine strike into the top corner. Almost from the restart, Ben Kearney also scored an outstanding goal with an absolute rocket shot into the top corner from 25 yards. Brymbo opened up a 3 goal cushion just before the half ended with Jacques Stuart scoring from the penalty spot. Saltney came out fighting after the break and earned a penalty of their own which Rabih Jumaa converted. Brymbo restored their 3 goal cushion and went up the other end to get a 4th when Leon Jones sliced the ball into his own net.

Corwen and Chirk AAA clashes have been epics over the years and this tight encounter was no different. It was switched to Bala’s 4G pitch and it ended all square at 1-1. Louis Middlehurst opened the scoring for Chirk but Dominic Doherty rescued a point for Corwen after a shot from Joe Williams had been blocked. It was a costly trip for Chirk with Middlehurst and Jamie Rogers getting crocked.

Lex XI have now gone 7 games without a win flopping to a 3-1 defeat against Hawarden Rangers. Steve Evans opened the Rangers account with a close range header, a splendid volley from Craig Stewart and a Tom Bridges effort had LEX creaking but they did grab a late consolation goal through a Mike Pugh penalty.

Mold Alexandra secured a comfortable 4-0 victory over Rhostyllen and netted through Danny Warren on the stroke of half time and followed it up with 2nd half efforts from Steve Watkins and a late brace from Callum Freeman.

Penycae were always going to be underdogs against Brickfield Rangers and the game in fact did go with form with Rangers winning 8-2. Rangers early pressure told and in the 10th minute, Joe Garner’s long range effort found the back of the net. It was 2-0 when Alan Bull scored his first of a 4 goal salvo on 13 minutes. Bull should have added a third a minute later and Nick Ward saw a 25 yard pile driver tipped onto the crossbar. It took until the 33rd minute to increase their tally when Liam Sklenar coolly slotted home. Then Bricky took their foot of the gas and a deflected Josh Millington long range effort reduced the deficit. Penycae started the second half the stronger and deservedly brought the score back to 3-2 through Austin Owen. The visitors upped the tempo once more with Alan Bull adding a second on 57” then grabbing his hat-trick goal 4 minutes later. Debutant Jamie Samuels scored with a sweet volley on 69” before man of the match Scott Swords added Bricky’s 7th. Bull added his fourth on 89” minutes giving the visitors a deserved 8-2 away win and breaking the 3 game losing streak for Nick Wards side.

The Division One League Cup clash between Overton and Mynydd Isa Spartans went the way of Isa who chalked up a 3-1 success to progress, on target were Joey Jones, Sam Riley and Sam Genders with Harry Massey reducing the arrears.

Division One champions elect Plas Madoc scalped neighbours Llangollen Town 8-4. Ace predator Nicky Williams scored a customary treble and completing the rout were Jordan Powell (2), Sean Valentine, Ashley Edwards and James Williams. Saving Llan’s blushes with a hat-trick was Kevin Day and Meurin Hughes.

Rhosllanerchrugog were defeated 5-2 by Coedpoeth whose man of the match Curt Griffiths bagged 4 of his sides goal before Luke Hall completed the visitors nap hand.

As anticipated, Castell Alun sent Johnstown crashing to a 3-0 defeat, on target were Keith Ward and Stuart Williams with a brace.

Offa Athletic were back on the winning trail and they defeated Cefn Mawr Rangers 5-2 courtesy of efforts from hat-trick hero Andy Bithell and Jordan Valentine.

In the local derby at Dolfechlas Road, New Brighton earned a 1-1 draw at Rhydymwyn and netted late on with a John Leonard Gill close range header to cancel out a Matt Gilsenan opener.

In the Reserves Division, Ruthin Town stay top on 31 points with a better goals difference after flooring Corwen 3-0 and they also have a game in hand, on target were Steff Dolben (2) and Tom Watkin-Jones

Joint leaders Mold Alexandra came through unscathed and they chalked up a 5-3 success at Hawarden Rangers. Making up their nap hand were Josh Williams and 2 goals apiece from Luke Wooley and Shay Harding. Rangers punched their weight though and hit back through Tom Janney, Dan Beech and James Jones.

Brickfield Rangers buckled against Buckley Town who won in a canter 6-1. Ryan Dunne converted a treble with Chris Herbert, Connor Littler and Lewis Holmes netting. Snatching a lone consolation goal was Callum Macfarlane.

Cefn Druids were back to their best and they trounced Castell Alun 8-3. Talented teenager Lewis George converted yet another hat-trick and sealing this one sided affair were Ryan Jones, Tom Faithfull (2), James Hill and Harry Lucas-Jones. Responding for the Colts were Josh Leach (2) and Kevin Valentine.

Chirk AAA were turned over 4-0 by FC Nomads whose man of the match Jim Ratcliffe netted twice with Jake Jones and Luke Muia cementing the win.

Gresford Athletic failed to stop the rot and flopped to 4-1 reversal against Queens Park whose marksmen were Shane Prince(2), Danny Roberts and Zac Trow. Max Thompson fired a consolation goal for the Lattics.

In the outstanding Reserves and Colts Division League Cup, Coedpoeth United were edged out by Rhos Aelwyd but only after extra time and penalties which they just about shaded 7-6. Luke Roberts scored in normal time for ‘Coedy with Rhos on target through Callum Smith.

In the league itself at this level, leaders Holywell Town secured their 10th win in 11 starts to stay top, they toppled hosts Llangollen 9-1. Leading the rout with 4 goals was Ryan Edge and completing the rout were Nathan Williams with a hat-trick, Owen Davies and Mike Guest. Zehn Anwar notched a consolation goal for the hosts.

Cefn Mawr Rangers halted the Penycae juggernaut and held them to a 2-2 draw. Rangers were on target through Jason Williams and Mal Mbako with Morgan Daykin and Tom Edwards responding.

The Mynydd Isa Spartans clash with Johnstown failed to go ahead with Johnstown being unable to raise a side.

New Brighton Villa were toppled 2-1 by visitors Overton who netted through Lewis Williams(pen) and Auriel Gortaowski with Lewis Jones hitting back.

Owen Cordiner, Osian Audley and man of the Olly Desosa celebrated his birthday to complete the scoring as Ruthin Town defeated Brymbo 3-0.