Rhos Aelwyd pulled off one their best results in over a decade when they claimed the scalp of Buckley Town in the Welsh Trophy Quarter-Final and sent them crashing out 1-0. There was not a lot to choose between the sides in the opening half but Rhos showed they were up for a scrap when James Hayes sent a fizzing shot just inches over the bar to put Buckley on red alert with the second half minutes old. Buckley boss Dan Moore was quick to praise his opposition stating “Rhos had a couple of good players in the final third which did cause us some problems on the break, they had a couple of chances first half and unfortunately we have made a mistake defensively for their goal. As with all games we’ve learnt plenty and now focus on the league for the next few weeks but we wish Rhos the very best of luck in the semi-final.” The decisive strike came in the 80th minute when Scott Reeves picked out Ian Hughes who headed home from close range.

There was also high drama and Premier Division League Cup action and FC Nomads under new stewardship failed to make an impression against Hawarden Rangers who somehow save their best form for this competition. Nomads spokesperson Steve Hughes admitted “It was an even game really despite losing 3-1, a debut goal from our man of the match 16 yr old Matty Hill who had stepped up from the reserves capped a fine first appearance for the club. Hawarden scored each side of half time through Richard Evans and Craig Stewart but a Steven Hopkins own goal settled matters as we were chasing the game in the last 15 minutes.”

Premier Division title favourites Brickfield Rangers have strengthened their grip at the top and have a 7 point lead after defeating LEX Glyndwr 2-0. Bricky boss Simon Sedgwick was quick to add however it was an afternoon of football we will all want to forget as midway through the opening half Ricky Evans was badly injured in a tackle and it was later confirmed after the paramedic stretchered him to the Maelor Hospital that he has broken his leg. The mood of the game changed and was over as a conquest from that point onwards. We all know Ricky and what a terrific character he is so we are gutted for him and we wish him a full recovery. Merely for the records then, Dale Davies opened the hosts lead and extending it further after the break was Callum Humphreys.”

Coedpoeth United showed more than the odd glimpses of improvement but still left failing to break their duck they were defeated 4-1 by Chirk AAA’s. On target were Jason Williams, Phil Pearce, Joe Evans who netted his first goal for the club and Louis Middlehurst. Reducing the deficit was Luke Hall.

Mold Alex secured a narrow 2-1 success against Llanuwchllyn with strikes from Aled Reece and Aaron Moore and sandwiched in between was a Sam Tyrer effort.

Ring rusty Penycae found it hard to shake off the cob-webs when attempting to make an impression against Cefn Albion and couldn’t handle how quick Cefn came out the blocks and were two goals to the good within the first 15 minutes courtesy of Oliver Davies and a screamer from Callum Taylor. Taylor went on to double his account in the 2nd half Davies collected his second from the spot. Andrew Jones completed the rout but Penycae did grab a deserved consolation goal towards the end through Rhys Powell.

Saltney Town had the vision to transfer their clash with Corwen to Bala with Sandy Lane out of bounds due to a waterlogged pitch but it did not exactly work in their favour as they were turned over 2-1. Iorweth Jones gave Corwen a dream start but from res-start Saltney levelled through a superbly struck Paul Johnson free-kick. On the half hour mark, Corwen restored their lead through a Joe Williams penalty and the same player later made it 3-1. Saltney did finish the stronger side and pegged a goal back through Dylan Edwards.

Division One promotion candidates Brymbo are the comeback kings and after falling behind to a Steve Rees stunning freekick from Jack Stewart steered Brymbo level paving the way for Andy Noonan to grab a 70th minute winner. The 2-1 result has Maesgwyn trailing the leaders by 10 points.

Cefn Mawr Rangers are on song of late and they secured a 2-0 success over Mynydd Isa Spartans with Matt Thompson and Ryan Harden netting a goal in each half.

Llangollen Town proved worthy 4-0 winners over New Brighton and manager Gareth Lloyd heaped praise in the contribution of his goalscorers who were Kevin Day who opened and closed the scoring, Ben Wilson and Josh Langford.

Overton got back on the winning trail to defeat Johnstown Youth 3-1 and their marksmen were Chris Bryan, Harry Massey and man of the match Paul Edwards.

In the Reserves Division League Cup, a solitary strike from Sean Morris enabled Chirk AAA’s to topple Mold Alexandra 1-0.

Turning to the Reserves Division, league leaders Cefn Druids were put under the cosh by Buckley Town but a single strike from man of the match Lewis George earned Druids a 1-0 victory.

Corwen went down 2-1 at home against FC Nomads who took an early lead through Scott Nelson and although James Evans squared things, Connor Gorman grabbed a late winner for Nomads. Both players gave praise to referee Steve Warbuton who injured his hamstring mid-way through the opening half but fought through the pain to see the game out.

Ben Morgan and a goal in each half from Tyler Woods which included a penalty enabled Hawarden Rangers to defeat Castell Alun 3-1 who reduced the arrears through Stuart Williams.

Ruthin Town kept their title hopes alive by defeating Gresford Athletic 3-0, on target were Jamie Watkins(2) and Cai Davies but making an impressive debut for the visitors was Paul Chaloner.

In the Reserves & Colts Division, leaders Brickfield whitewashed hosts Johnstown Youth 5-0, making up their nap hand were Ryan Roberts, Tyler Harvey, Jordan Jones, Matt Wareham and Steve Molyneux.

Hot on their heels still are Rhos Aelwyd who narrowly defeated Cefn Albion 4-3 and their marksmen were Jason Holmes(2), Luke Jones and Dan Roberts. Reducing the deficit for the visitors were Callum Taylor(2) and Callum Mannion.

In an 11 goal thriller, Mynydd Isa Spartans just about pipped Brymbo 6-5. Joe Mitchell bagged a treble and completing their tally were Pat Davey (2) and Chris Lane.

Ruthin Town trounced Maesgwyn 7-0, man of the match Owen Cordiner helped himself to a treble and completing the rout were Alan Vaughan-Evans(2), Llion Thomas and Dyfan Baldry.