Cefn Albion’s fine sequence of results came to an end and they were narrowly defeated 3-2 at Mold Alex to lose top spot. The hosts started the brighter of the two sides and took an 11th minute through man of the match Danny Warren and they went on to boss the remainder of the opening half as his side spurned several other decent chances. On the stoke of half time Cefn levelled after Jimmy Jones went on a mazy run but was hauled down in the penalty area enabling Jordan Jones to tuck away the resulting spot-kick. After the break, Mold benefited from the penalty spot themselves when Warren converted to make it 2-1 to Mold. Cefn lost their shape and paid the price when they gave the ball away cheaply and Warren converted to complete his hat-trick for Mold to go 3-1 up. It was always going to be a big ask when Cefn were reduced to 10 men after Kien Morris was shown a second yellow card. Credit to Cefn though, they kept going and Torne Lee Samuels pulled a goal back in the dying stages with a text book header but it was too little too late.

Rhostyllen were in 7th heaven and are the new Premier Division leaders after flooring hosts Plas Madoc 7-0 and the find of the season Tom Douglas converted his 4th treble of the campaign to take his tally to 23 goals in only 12 of his side’s starts. Completing the rout were Kev Roberts, Sam Chesters, Steven Jones and Lewis Clamp.

Lurking in the background still are Holywell Town and they polished off Llay Welfare away from home. They demonstrated why they remain most people’s favourites to lift the title as they chalked up an emphatic 4-0 success to keep their season long unbeaten record intact. Serving up the win on a plate was Jake Cooke netting all 4 goals which included two in each half. Dylan Allshorn and Tony Roebuck played their part in the opening goal and Cooke got the final touch to steer the ball home. Llay were still in the contest going into half time but minutes before the break, Allshorn broke down the left flank and crossed for Cooke to convert at the far post. Llay had the best of the early exchanges after the break but the Wellmen weathered the storm and just before the hour mark, Cook claimed his hat-trick. Tom Wells then had Llay’s best chance of the match but Mike Platt in goal was equal to it. There was no stopping Cook who was unplayable at times and he was rewarded with his sides 4th goal after firing past the keeper from the narrowest if angles. Manager John Haseldin added “It was a brilliant team performance today away from home and another important 3 points on the board. I am delighted with the 4 goals and another clean sheet. I am not normally one for individual praise but Jake Cooke deserves all the plaudits he gets for his 4 goals.”

In the basement battle between Brickfield Rangers and Chirk AAA’s, Brickfield were reduced to 10 men for most of the match and it proved too much of a shoulder to bare and they flopped to a 5-2 reversal against Chirk AAA’s whose nap hand came courtesy of strikes from Joe Roberts (2), Adam Jones, Jordon Owen and Phil Pearce. Giving Rangers a glimmer of hope hitting back with a double salvo was Andy Vale.

FC Queens Park convincingly conquered Saltney Town 3-0 and manager Dave Evans enthused “It was an amazing performance and result from the players today. Saltney started the brighter but Sean Dodd and Nicky Chesters have formed a formidable partnership in the centre of midfield and both started to dictate play. Midway through the opening half, Aled Powell and Edgar Lima started to impose themselves into the game and both were really unlucky as they both missed chances but the stalemate was broken as Edgar Lima released Barry Torrence to beat the offside trap and open the scoring. We doubled our tally with the last action of the half, Torrence picked out Luke Hughes to power a header home to make it 2-0. Immediately after the restart of the second half, Torrence completed our scoring when he netted with a deflected shot.”

Poor old Castell Alun were down in the dumps once more they flopped to a 3-1 reversal at Llanuwchllyn. Jack Evans and Ollie Crimp gave the hosts an interval lead. Sam Evans added to his sides tally before Harry Brown did manage to net a lone consolation goal.

Penycae manager Ben Heath was as pleased as punch claiming “the signing of Levi Mackin has given everyone at the club a huge boost. Mackin got the only goal of the game as we defeated Rhydymwyn 1-0. His goal was a sheer touch of class glancing in a header from pin point free-kick. We had two further goals wiped out, one for handball and the other for offside. What was also pleasing for me was the fact we have also kept a clean sheet.

In the outstanding Division One League Cup clash, Llangollen Town sent Halkyn and Flint Mountain crashing out 5-1. Making up their nap hand were Dewi Edwards, Jack Goulbourne, Kristian Jones, Sam Giles and Gethin Edwards. Reducing the arrears was Jamie McGloan.

In Division One, Lex XI shared a 1-1 draw with Coedpoeth United but secured an interval lead through Chris Baddeley. Back came ‘Coedy to rescue a point when substitute Mykel Woollett hit back with 4 minutes to go.

New Brighton Villa shared the spoils in a 2-2 draw with Mynydd Isa Spartans. Jack Neale and Liam Davies from the penalty spot gave Villa an early advantage but Isa rallied to square the match through Sam Riley who converted two penalties.

Overton Recreation have ended a real barren spell and new manager Dave Edwards has got his side rocking after defeating Johnstown 3-0. On target were Alex Williams, Chris Bush and Adam McLoughlin.

In the Reserves league, Mold Alex strengthened their grip at the top with strikes from Luke Wooley (2) and Adam Renshaw enabling them to defeat Castell Alun 3-0.

Penycae returned to form and snatched a 1-0 win at Gresford through Tom Edwards strike.

It was honours even in the clash between Rhos Aelwyd and Llay Welfare who cancelled out a 3-0 lead created by Kian Davies(2) and Ieuan Jones through Steve Gadie, Dan Richardson and Kev Hope.

Ruthin Town defeated Hawarden Rangers 4-2.

In the Colts Division, goals from Ethan Davies, Ben Bulley (2), William Ray and Jack Rogers saw Connah’s Quay defeat Coedpoeth 5-0 and Airbus whitewashed Llay Colts 6-0 courtesy of strikes from Lucas Smith (4), Matthew Wardell and Dylan O'Shaughnessy.

Brymbo are building up a nice head of steam and they defeated Mynydd Isa 4-1 with efforts from Ben Kearney, Ryan Cullimore, Gwyn Davies and Dan Griffin. Corey Bellis pulled one back for Isa.

Kai Aykroyd and a brace from Joe Epstein enabled Bala to pull off a 3-1 success at Cefn Mawr with Josh Blackwell responding.

Rhydymwyn were narrowly defeated 2-1 at home against Llangollen but did peg a goal back through Joe Jackson.

Cefn Albion took maximum points from their trip to Saltney and their marksmen in a 3-2 success were Jai Morris and Kane Frost(2) with Jim Maynham and Paul Hughes replying.