A fantastic second half performance enabled Mold Alex to take their place in Round 3 of the Welsh Cup after thrashing Llanrug 8-1 leaving their manager Mike Cunningham to lament “It was an even first half and despite Mold being on top the goal would just not arrive. The first half might have been a tight affair but after the break it was the complete opposite with Mold completely blitzing their opponents. Great work from Henry Carver found Matty Pierce who nodded home after only 2 minutes into the half and the lead was doubled when that man Carver pressed the Llanrug back four, won the ball back on the half way line before running clear and slotting past the away keeper. Conner Kendrick tapped home to make it 3-0, when he tapped home from a Danny Warren pass. Warren made it 4-0 after brilliant play released him to face clear and slam the ball home. Warren then had the chance to make it 5-0 from the spot after Kendrick was fouled and he fully dispatched the penalty to make 5 goals in 14 second half minutes.

The visitors were truly on the canvass at this point and there was only one side in the game. Kev Day and Dan Lloyd with is his first touch after coming on as a substitute made it 7-0 and it was fitting Warren rounded off the home sides scoring after a devastating 30 minutes of football and made it 24 goals scored in 3 games in this year's Welsh Cup. To save a complete whitewash, Llanrug did manage a lone consolation goal. Cunningham went on to add “"An excellent second half performance from the lads today saw us through, make no mistake Llanrug are a good experienced side, but we asked the lads to dig deep in the second half and we came out and blew them away, it's a fantastic achievement for us as a club to reach round 3 and we all look forward to the draw on Monday"

FC Queens Park however had their cup dreams shattered and they were beaten 3-0 at Rhyl. After the freak snow storm the ground staff of Rhyl had done an outstanding job of getting the pitch ready for the game. The story of the game though is best summed up by manager Dave Evans. “The game started with Rhyl on the front foot, we knew that possession would be hard to come by and the plan was to bide our time. The first real incident of the game fell to Queens Park as Barry Torrance pinned himself against the Rhyl centre half inside their area. The defender was all over the back of Torrence and much to the surprise of everybody in the crowd (including the seagulls flying above) the ref waves play on and failed to award the spot kick. The remainder of the half belonged solely to Rhyl and took a deserved lead after some fine attacking play down their right flank and Sam Molyneux tucked away a pin point cross from Cai Owen.

A defining moment came on the half hour mark when a Sean Dodd tackle was penalised and to the surprise of everybody the referee brandished a red card. The scene was now set and for the remainder of the half Rhyl carved out several guilt edged chances but with some great saves by Joey Jones and the luck of the post the Park managed to keep it 1 - 0 at half time. After the break, we needed some fresh legs and we introduced both Edgar Lima and Daniel Roberts and this had a positive effect as we started to carve out several chances on the break. Torrence came closest of all, Tristan Wagner drilled one to close to the keeper and Rhys Hughes scuffed a shot from a dangerous area after a great jinxing run. Rhyl however still dominated possession and made the extra player count but our defenders Tony Jones and Luke Hughes were throwing their bodies on the line. A rare mistake by our keeper Joey Jones allowed Rhyl’s Ben Nash to score off a corner but it must be said that Joey had an outstanding game. Then the game was put out of reach with 10 minutes left when Tom Creamer came with a great bursting run that split the Park defence to wrap up the scoring. It was a great occasion for us today and we were able to pit ourselves against a side from a higher league. To take anything from the game we needed the rub of the green and today it wasn’t there in any shape or form.”

Just one Welsh National League game survived and it saw Cefn Albion topple village rivals Rhos Aelwyd 3-1. First blood went to Rhos who took an early lead through Scott Reeves whose free kick was converted from about 20 yards central position. To be fair Rhos dominated the early parts and deserved their lead. Albion grew into the game and Nic Jones equalised just before the break. Albion started the stronger of the two sides after the interval when Callum Mannion etched out a 2-1 lead. Albion moved up a gear and added a 3rd goal when Mannion doubled his personal tally. Cefn could and should have scored more and were the better team. However to sour their success, Jordan Jones received a second yellow and was dismissed and Rhos got back into the game and were asking lots of questions. Credit to the Albion they stood up tall and got the deserved result on the balance.

The only other action at the weekend was in the Colts Division and Connah’s Quay Nomads have opened up a 5 point lead at the top after flooring Cefn Mawr Rangers 5-1. Man of the match Jack Hitchen converted a treble and making up their nap hand was Ben Buley with 2 second half goals.

Overton secured a 4-3 verdict against Rhydymwyn, Chris Bush and Tom Huxley both weighed in with double salvos with man of the match converting a hat-trick for Rhyd.

Llay Welfare Colts hit Johnstown for six, 6-2 in fact and they were on target through Jon Parry, Will Mullock, Kian Davies and hat-trick hero James Kelly.

The days other action saw Bala Town go down 5-2 at home against Saltney. Josh Kearns (2), Leon Whitley (2), Jim Lehman provided Saltney’s goals while Cai Aykroyd, Tomos Lloyd replied for Bala.