FC Nomads failed in their attempt to reach the Welsh Trophy semi final and they were narrowly beaten 1-0 at Llangefni Town to deny them a mouth-watering clash with Chirk AAA’s. Just like the initial game which got abandoned, Nomads fell foul of the referee Andy Harmes who in the second half dismissed Sam Buckley for a late tackle and then reduced Nomads to 9 men after Ady Callaghan received a second yellow card. Nomads boss Tom Taylor was left totally bewildered saying “Even now I cannot believe we lost the tie, we had the lions share of the play but missed a sackful of chances and if efforts from Sam Buckley and Dan Drazdauskas had gone in we would have been home and dry. In fact, their goal came in the 65th minute and it was a dubious penalty converted by Craig Evans following a deliberate handball which we totally disputed and felt was really harsh. In fact, the goal was the only effort on target all game.”

In the Welsh National League Premier Division, league leaders Brickfield Rangers trounced hapless Coedpoeth United to further strengthen their promotion claims and they achieved a 7-0 whitewash. Danny Holland got the party started with a double salvo and cementing their success were Dale Davies, Nathan Nicholls, Sam Molyneux, Aled Reece and Steve Watkins.

FC Queens Park missed chance after chance in the opening half against Overton which they shaded 2-1 with Barry Torrence netting both goals but it was vintage Park after the break with man of the match Mike Latham converting a hat-trick which included an exquisite 25 yard volley following some fine wing play by Nathan Buckley. Richard Jones finished off a move again started by Buckley and Levi Roberts had Overton on their knees with a further goal to clinch a 7-1 success.

Hawarden Rangers appear to be falling by the wayside all of a sudden and they were toppled 3-2 at Corwen who took a 5th minute lead when Ryan Jones volleyed home after a shot by Tom Williams came back off the bar. The lead was wiped out when Adam Renshaw equalised on 9 minutes. Both teams went in all square at the break but with 20 minutes remaining Williams was again the provider teeing up sub Scott Evans to score. Man of the match Tom Williams eventually got himself on the scoresheet in the 85th minute so a 89th minute reply from Jon Cody following a corner proved irrelevant.

Llanuwchchllyn are enjoying nice little purple patch and they secured 3-2 success against Cefn Abion who had taken an early lead through centre back Nathan Williams who scored a stunning free-kick. Sam Evans scored each side of the break to put the hosts in charge and sandwiched in between was strike from Joey Evans which proved decisive so an 89th minute penalty converted by Cefn’s Sean Jones came too late.

Brymbo took a 23rd minute lead at home against Saltney following an unfortunate own goal by the keeper but digging him out of trouble was player boss Jake Gibbons who scored right on half time and 2 minute after the interval to snatch a 2-1 win.

The ref shortage prevented the clash between Chirk and Penycae from going ahead.

The Division One promotion race is warming up quite nicely and there are four true contenders. Title favourites Rhostyllen secured a 2-0 success at New Brighton, James Jones scored from a free-kick and Steve Jones settled their nerves from the penalty spot.

LEX Glyndwr sit in second spot after flooring Brynford 7-0. The game was meandering along at 3-0 until enter centre stage on 75 minutes player boss Ricky Evans who rolled back the years to set up the four remaining goals in an amazing 15 minute spell. For the record book then, Jason Edwards had steadied the ship with two first half goals and man of the match Lee Phelan helped himself to a hat-trick which included a goal direct from a corner. Completing the whitewash were Nial Challoner and Nicky Chesters.

Penley are looking menacing and they accomplished a 7-0 rout at Point of Ayr. There was a back to back hat-trick for Rob Ward and completing their tally were Shaun Cartwright, Dave Ward, Ian Dobson and Aaron Williams.

Don’t right off Rhydymwyn either, they came good again to defeat Johnstown 3-1 with efforts from Nick Manning and a Nathan Munroe double salvo and the win was achieved after playing the majority of the match with ten men after Scott Davies received a 17th minute red card.

Rhos Aelwyd were back in business and they chalked up a 5-0 win at Maesgwyn. Making up their nap hand were Jamie Rogers(2), James Haynes, Dafydd Robertson and Ryan Jenkins.

Gresford Athletic still boss the Reserves Division, a brace from skipper Graeme Sutcliffe saw then narrowly defeat Corwen 2-1.

Harry Gould and Ryan Jones combined for Cefn Druids to defeat Queens Park 2-0.

A solitary strike from Matty Wood enabled Chirk AAA’s to defeat Penycae 1-0.

Hawarden Rangers secured a narrow 2-1 verdict over Brymbo with their goals coming from Chris House and Sean Williams with Charlie Roberts reducing the arrears late on.

Mold Alexandra were worthy 3-1 winners against Castell Alun and their marksmen were Aron Davies, Brandon Jones and Harry Murray from the penalty spot. Gareth Higgins was on target for the Colts with a 44th minute spotkick.

In the Reserves Division League Cup, it is Ruthin Town who progressed and they secured a 3-2 success at Saltney Town who had responded through George Rathbone and Cameron Peters.

There was a shortened Reserves and Colts Division programme and Buckley Town ran riot to demolish Overton 12-0. Chris Forshaw proved to be the days top scorer bagging 5 goals in the double figure whitewash. Completing the haul were Callum Pierce(2), Jordan Henshaw(2), Efan Wright, Jake Sylvester and Tom Barton.

Cefn Albion shared a 2-2 draw with Ruthin Town who had hit back through Alun Vaughan Evans and Dominic Grimes after Ben Allen and Scott Edwards had netted for Cefn.

A very strong Llay Welfare side narrowly defeated Brickfield Rangers 4-3, on target was Matty Worrall, Jack Edwards, Elliott Kavanagh and Adam Burgess with the visitors reducing the arrears through Tyler Harvey, Mike Williams and Callum Cross.