Back leading the Welsh National League Premier Division are FC Queens Park who had to dig deep to pull off a 3-1 win at Saltney Town. A single strike from Park’s Michael Latham separated the sides at the break. Saltney were able to restore parity through Warren Kelly. Netting his first ever goals for the visitors was Dan Jones and Latham the went on to double their tally but it might have been different had Saltney not squandered a 75th minute penalty.

Brickfield Rangers lost ground after being held to a 2-2 draw against Brymbo. Manager Simon Sedwick was left to bemoan “In the main we only have ourselves to blame, we created 23 clear cut chances, we were denied by either the crossbar or post on 12 separate occasions and had 2 shots cleared off the line. We were sitting pretty at 2-0 up with strikes from Dale Davies and Steve Molyneux but basically were denied by the heroics of the Brymbo keeper and then leaked in two second half goals.

Cefn Albion were trailing 1-0 at half time against Overton but they rallied to produce a thrilling 5-1 win. A different Cefn come out second half and a master class display was rounded off with strikes from Oliver Davies(2), Alex Williams, Nic Jones and 16 year old Kian Morris scored with his first touch of the game.

There was a 12 goal thriller at the Adwy where Coedpoeth United defeated Penycae 7-5. The ‘Coedy boss Karl Fenlon lamented “the win was overdue and thoroughly deserved. We had a perfect start when Rhys Hughes converted a 15th minute penalty to break the deadlock. The goals then flowed at regular intervals through man of the match Oliver Wright-Powell who converted a hat-trick, Dan Parry on his debut, Nathan Jones and Ramone Walker.” Penycae chief Ian Andrews was left wondering how his side can score 5 goals away from home but still be on the losing side but was quick to concede “It was pretty obvious really, our defending was considerably below standards albeit we saw some fine finishing from Lewis George(2), Ruben Lima, Ryan Merrill and Jack Edwards.”

FC Nomads went down 2-0 on home soil against Corwen who took a 9th minute led through a deflected shot from Iorweth Jones. There was no way back after the visitors shut up shop after Sion Dolben Hughes had netted following some good work from Andy Roberts and Ryan Billington.”

Llanuwchllyn are the form team and after last weeks win at Queens Park, they triumphed 3-2 against Hawarden Rangers. They took a 2-0 lead into the break with strikes from Gwidian Ifan and Sam Evans and although Adam Renshaw pegged a goal back, Gwynant Rowlands restored the two goal advantage despite Jon Cody grabbing a late penalty for the vistors. Rangers whose assistant manager Dave Sweet added “it was a very closely contested game with both teams working very hard on a terribly boggy pitch. We didn't start well and conceded two very poor goals in the first half but things were much improved in the second half and we deserved to get something out of the game. This league is very competitive and there's a lot of football to be played before the winner is crowned come May.”

The Llay Welfare clash against Chirk AAA’s was full of drama and incident. Chirk had Aston Williams dismissed early doors, Welfare lost keeper who was carried off injured early on and in the second half, referee Rob Duncan was floored by a ball hitting him smack on in the face and despite being stunned, after treatment he was able to see the game out. Mikey Wright had given Llay the lead from the penalty spot, Tom Edwards netted his first ever goal for Welfare and moments later was able to double his personal tally for his side to take a 3-2 lead with 15 minutes left. Despite the lack of player parity, Chirk turned this clash on its head to win 4-2. Proving to be a saviour yet again for Chirk was Joe Roberts who sealed his hat-trick after Matty Thoms had levelled things.

The chronic shortage of referees raised its ugly head again and five fixtures in all had to be scrapped which included the top games in Division One involving LEX Glyndwr at Acrefair, Penley against Rhydymwyn, Castell and Rhos Aelwyd and the fixture involving New Brighton Villa versus AFC Brynford.

This allowed Rhostyllen to open up a 5 point lead at the top after sending Maesgwyn crashing to a record 20-0 defeat. After setting their cruise control the winners account included a five goal haul from James Jones, Steve Jones clinched a hat-trick, Rob Gibson, Danny Wynne and Lewis Clamp all weighed in with double salvo’s and Stuart Challoner, Drew Wickens, Dean Jones, Ash Ryan, Danny Wynne and an own goal.

Johnstown Youth were stunned into submission by Llangollen who prospered 5-0 and making up their nap hand were Tryfan Prosser and Josh Langford with two goals apiece and Sam Gostage.

In the Reserves Division League Cup, Chirk AAA booked a safe passage into the next round with a comfortable 8-1 rout against Holywell Town who netted through Connor Redman who grabbed four of his sides goals and sealing their success were Sean Morris with a treble and Steve Birch.

Penycae came off second best against a young and talented Cefn Druids who edged home 3-1 with efforts from Jonny Taylor, Kevin Day and Dylan Thompson.

In the league, Brymbo suffered a 6-1 home defeat against Ruthin Town but did manage a lone consolation goal from Levi Coleman.

Strikes from Josh Williams and Ryan Kennedy earned Corwen a 2-0 success against Mold Alexandra.

Gresford Athletic continue to head the pack after flooring Castell Alun 4-0 with strikes from Alistair Gibson(2), Jake Roberts and Hugh Jones.

Hawarden Rangers floored Saltney Town 5-3 and their marksmen were Aurio Gomez Lopez, Elis Jones, Chris Turner(2) and Tom Janney. Hitting back were Dan Nicholsom and Tom Swinbourne.

Queens Park were upended 4-0 at home against FC Nomads.

In the Reserves and Colts Division Cup, Flint Town United moved swiftly into the next round with a convincing 5-1 win against Coedpoeth United and on target were Mark Williams with a double salvo, Scott Hewitt, Lee Beck and Jamie Hayes.

In the league, the Lex Glyndwr clash against Buckley Town failed to go ahead due to no referee being available.

Overton flopped to a 3-1 reversal against Ruthin Town but Rhos Aelwyd were back on the winning trail beating Cefn Albion 2-0 courtesy of strikes from Luke Jones and Rees Davies.

A hat-trick from Mark Williams was the highlight of Rhostyllen’s fine 6-1 win against Llay Welfare, completing the haul were David Keen, Nial Povey and Kevin Roberts.