We had several sides flying our local flag in the Welsh Trophy and hats off to Chirk AAA’s who had Will Evans dismissed early in so they had to play the majority of their tie at Llanwrst with just ten men. A double salvo from Adam Williams had them in charge despite their hosts snatching a last gasp consolation goal to set up a frantic finish.

Also through are Corwen who had Tom Williams netting a goal in each half at Treaddur Bay and although they had Sion Roberts netting an own goal, they progressed 2-1.

In the local derby at the Highway, FC Nomads edged out Hawarden Rangers 1-0. Rangers assistant manager was left to bemoan “We had a couple of chances in the first half aside we didn't really get going today that now leaves us the league to focus on. We didn't deserve anything from the game to be honest. Disappointed isn't the word for how we played today and we all know that there is work to do in the week ready for the Brickfield game next Saturday. Good luck to our opponents who had Jim Gambino netting the games only goal on the stroke of half time but we will need to pick ourselves up and go again next week against Brickfield.”

Revenge is sweet in football, particularly in cup football and that is how Brickfield Rangers must see their Premier Division League Cup 2-1 win at Queens Park after their Christmas exit in the NEWFA Cup recently. The result however is best summed up by Park boss Martin Ford who conceded “Credit where credit it is due, they wanted it more than us today and I can offer no excuses. Our ex player Nicky Ward ran the show for them in the opening half which they shaded with a Steve Molyneux strike. We did manage to get back on level terms on the hour when a pin point corner by Levi Roberts was powerfully headed home by Corey Smart. We failed to push on and Brickfield deservedly regained their lead through Callum Cross. We squandered one or two chances late on but Brickfield thoroughly deserved their semi final passage.”

The clash between Cefn Albion and Coedpoeth was called off due to a waterlogged pitch.

In the league in the Premier Division, Brymbo at long last have proved brighter times could well be around the corner and they came within whisker of taking points off Penycae who took a 15th minute lead through Mike Parry. Brymbo did it the hard way when they were then reduced to ten men when centre back Jordan Davies was dished out a red card. Steve Brookes deservedly put Brymbo back on level terms and when Anthony Smith put Brymbo ahead a win looked on the cards until Ruben Lima netted a last gasp equaliser.

The two remaining fixtures involving Llanuwchllyn against Llay Welfare and Overton against Saltney Town were both washed out.

Division One has new league leaders in the shape of LEX Glyndwr who polished off hosts Brynford 2-0. All of the good work came in the opening half when the versatile Alan Huxley who has made an immense impact over the last two decades bagged both of his sides goal. Souring the success however was the dismissal of midfielder Josh Phillips.

Llangollen Town were left kicking themselves when they failed to cash in on the chances created but opponents Rhos Aelwyd clearly did and second half strikes from Aled Dodd and James Dodd earned Aelwyd a 2-0 victory and maximum points.

Johnstown Youth secured a hard earned 2-2 draw with Point of Ayr but make no bones about it, they are a much improved outfit of late. Josh Hughes gave the hosts an early lead but they let things slip when Point of Ayr turned this clash on its head. Thankfully ‘Captain Marvel’ Llion Drake weighed in with a last gasp winner with an exquisite curling shot from the edge of the box.

Games between New Brighton Villa and Rhostyllen, Castell Alun and Penley were wiped out by the weather and it was the same for the Reserves Division League Cup involving Saltney Town and Ruthin Town.

The Reserves Division league leaders Gresford Athletic were back in business after a lengthy absence and what has been remarkable about their success this term is the fact they have averaged 5 goals per game. They sank Holywell Town 8-2 and talented teenagers Rhys Lloyd and Will Roberts were in fine fettle, Lloyd converted a hat-trick and Roberts a brace. Completing their tally were Richard Jones(2) and Graeme Sutcliffe from the penalty spot.

The games between FC Nomads and Cefn Druids and Penycae versus Mold Alexandra were both canned.

There was plenty of excitement in the Reserves and Colts Division League Cup and Rhostyllen were still in the hunt at 3-3 against Cefn Albion with their marksmen being Tom Emmerson, Barry Wynne and Craig Spencer but Albion took the game into extra time to win 5-3, on target were Scott Edwards(2), Callum Vaughan(2) and Craig Jones.

Flint Town United now seem a safe bet to be playing at a higher level next term after flooring Buckley 9-1, amongst their scorers were Marc Gunther(2), Mark Cadwallader(2), Mark Williams, Luke Floyd, Jamie Hayes, Sam Burrows and Lee Beck.

Llay Welfare hit LEX Glyndwr for six to win 6-1 courtesy of strikes from Matty Worrall and Mikey Wright who bagged two goals apiece, George Finlay and Jack Edwards and all this was after the opening half ended goal-less.

Overton raised a few eyebrows by sinking hosts Rhos Aelwyd 4-2 with strikes from Jimmy Richards(2), Keiran Jones and Pete Edwards with Rhos squandering a 2-0 lead carved out by Rhys Davies.

A waterlogged pitch ended any hope of the games between Coedpoeth United and Buckley Town from going ahead.