A crowd in excess of 200 witnessed a pulsating Welsh Trophy quarter final tie between Corwen and Chirk AAA’s and it was visitors Chirk who booked a passage into the semi’s. The opening goal came for Chirk in the 25th minute when Matt Holmes set up Louis Middlehurst to net from close range. They doubled their tally on the hour mark through Nicky Williams although Corwen keeper Gethin Williams did manage to get his finger tips to it. Corwen made a real scrap of things when Tom Williams pulled a goal back after some good work from Iorweth Jones but Chirk held out. Chirk chairman Colin Heyward praised their hosts saying “Many might think it is easy to say when you have won a major cup clash but our hosts today were not only gracious in defeat but the hospitality shown to us was second to none.”

FC Nomads trek to Llangefni resulted in it being a massive disappointment. After a goalless opening half, Craig Roberts broke the deadlock for Llangefni with 20 minutes remaining. Nomads then saw Jordan O'Brien fracture his ankle and the game was held up for almost an hour. The tie did eventually resume and Ady Callaghan levelled things with a firmly struck freekick. Nomads missed several good chance to go through at the first time of asking. They were clearly the better side in extra time but then in the second half of extra time the dark was impacting play so the referee decided to abandoned the clash.

In the Welsh National League Premier Division there was a nail biting clash at Clywedog where Brickfield Rangers just about out shaded their visitors Llanuwchllyn 2-1 and the opening goal in the 38th minute was an exceptional effort from Danny Holland from distance. With the second half only minutes old the hosts doubled their tally and after an early shot had come back off the bar, the alert Dale Davies was their to lash the ball home. The visitors to their credit refused to lie down and did pull a goal back through Gwidion Ifan. Bricky boss Simon Sedgwick praised their hosts stating “They made things very difficult for us at the end but I think overall we were much the better team and the score line camouflages that fact.”

At the Dunks, Queens Park supremo Martin Ford was a relieved man stating “We let the football do the talking today and it was a convincing success. Sean Humphreys broke the deaalock and after that point the goals just flowed. Nathan Buckley weighed in with a double salvo and with a bit more composure might have scored a hat-trick. Also netting two goals apiece were Edgar Lima and midfielder Richard Jones.”

It was not exactly a vintage Hawarden display at Overton but the ‘O’s can take heart from a much much improved display. Just one goal separated the sides in the end and it came from Alek Walsh. Making a massive impressin for Overton though was Tom Mayers.

Penycae boss Ian Andrews breathed a sigh of relief as his side ended a run which stretched way back to November since they won their last game. “It was a much improved all round display and we got our just rewards. After Connor Kendrick opened our account we just grew in stature. Llay hit back but Josh Millington netted a goal in each half which included an 86th minute penalty to seal a 3-1 win.”

In the outstanding Premier Division League Cup, an Oliver Davies hat-trick ensured that Cefn Albion booked their place in the semi final of the league cup defeating Coedpoeth 3-0.

In Division One, Rhostyllen have strengthened their grip at the top after flooring Point of Ayr 3-1, on target were Robbie Gibson, Lewis Clamp and James Jones.

The match of the day clash between Penley and LEX Glyndwr ended in a 3-3 stalemate which has seen LEX lose ground at the top. Rob Ward weighed in with a double salvo for Penley to add to a Ady Williams 35 yard strike. LEX who trailed 3-1 at one stage rescued a point through Lee Phelan from the penalty spot, Ricky Evans and Matty Harrison.

All of a sudden Rhydymwyn have thrown their hat in the ring to secure a promotion spot and they enhanced their chances with a riveting 5-0 victory against Rhos Aelwyd. Completing their nap hand were Nathan Bellis, Kyle Hart, Nathan Munroe, Josh Cooke and Paul Rambaldi

Castell Alun Colts did in fact avenge their recent defeat at Llangollen after a 2-0 defeat at Tower Fields last month they polished of Llan 5-1 who did in fact take an early lead through Kristian Jones. ‘Casty raised their game to secure maximum points and went nap through Mike Marsden who bagged a brace, Liam Hughes, Owen Williams and Josh Colclough.

Dewi Reeves and Jason Williams hit back for Johnstown Youth as they fell to 4-2 defeat against New Brighton Villa who had a hat-trick hero in Ross Sumner. Sealing their success was Sam Wainwright but the win was soured when Villa had two players dismissed in the second half.

Brynford spanked Acrefair 6-2 who hit back through Jordan Evans and Tom Evans.

There was plenty of action in the Reserves Division but there is no real change at the top but Hawarden Rangers caught the eye again and they beat Holywell Town 3-1 with strikes from Aurio Gomez Lopez, Chris Turner and Andy Oates who scored a spectacular 3rd. Responding for the Wellmen with a well struck free-kick ws Wayne Edwards.

Brymbo shared a 2-2 draw with Mold Alexandra, on target were Nathan Jones and Dan Kowski with Harry Lloyd netting a brace for Mold.

Saltney Town slipped up 2-1 at home against Penycae who had Austin Owen capturing both of their goals.

In the Reserves and Colts Division, league leaders Flint Town showed their dominance by defeating Buckley Town Reserves 3-1 and on target were Marc Gunther, Lee Beck and Ben Brierly.

Coedpoeth United were held to a 4-4 draw by Brickfield Rangers whose marksmen were Tyler Harvey(2), Calvin Williams and Nick Davies.

Josh Valentine netted a lone consolation goal as they defeated their hosts Lex Glyndwr 5-1.

Llay Welfare were not at the races and as such were punished 6-1 by Rhos Aelwyd who were on target through Rhys Davies(2), Carwyn Davies,Luke Jones, Ifan Hughes and Scott Reeves.

A solitary strikes from Rhys Jones gave Ruthin Town a narrow 1-0 win against Rhostyllen.