The weekend’s top action was in the Premier Division League Cup which was at its semi-final stages and Cefn Albion certainly took their Welsh Trophy form into the game to narrowly edge home 2-1 against FC Nomads. It was not what you might describe as a vintage Cefn display and at times they did look slightly jaded. Nomads started brighter and hit the bar but Alex Williams netted to give the hosts a half time lead. Nomads managed to get back level terms through Dan Sullivan but Conner Kendrick came on from the bench to score what turned out to be a winning goal. The defeat was clearly hard to take with Steve Hughes the Nomads assistant manager left to reflect “We are all gutted; it is the best we’ve played all season. We had 15 shots at goal and only scored 1. They had 2 shots and 2 goals. There were too many missed chances to mention but Charlie Robertson hit the crossbar, Dan Barlow had a shot fantastically saved on 70 mins, and Matty Hill also scraped the outside of the post. Even their manager said to us that he was that lucky he would definitely be buying a lottery ticket for Saturday nights draw.”

Meeting Cefn in the final will be Mold Alex who sent Brymbo crashing to their 4th game in a row. Mold set the scene with two early goals, Danny Warren converted penalty and Lee Jones doubled Mold’s tally but despite Jake Prescott reducing the deficit Mold held out.

In the Premier Division, Queens Park will be massively disappointed for not getting the chance to take them to the top as their game at Brickfield Rangers was called off with Brickfield announcing they could not raise a team.

At Holyhead Road, Chirk AAA’s flopped to a 1-0 reversal against Saltney Town who grabbed the only goal of the game in the second half when Danny Burgess scored with a close range header and it proved sufficient for the Bordermen to record their first ever victory at Holyhead Road.

Hawarden Rangers fell to one of their heaviest home defeats in over a decade but the 5-0 victory recorded by visitors Corwen does flatter them somewhat. Making up their nap were Sam Henry who opened and closed the scoring, Joe Williams, Ryan Billington and Dominic Doherty. The win many would argue puts them in the driving seat for the title just 2 points behind the leaders but with 2 games in hand.

Llanuwchllyn were beaten 1-0 in their own back yard against Rhos Aelwyd whose penalty conversion by Jamie Rogers in the 61st minute proved decisive.

Llay Welfare picked up maximum points and defeated their hosts Penycae 5-3. Welfare took the initiative through Lewis Bickerton Cole and Matthew Worrall. Both were headed goals from superb Jared Taylor deliveries. Penycae were all square by half time through Ahmed Ali and Connor Cahill. An early 2nd half penalty which Matthew Worrall converted made it 3-2. Worrall 5 mins later nipped through the defence to beat the keeper for his hat-trick. A Liam Hughes header made 5-2 off another Taylor delivery only for Penycae to reduce the deficit again through Callum Barlow.

In Division One, the champagne corks were popping at Castell Alun where the 2-0 victory Plas Madoc secured has landed them the title and it is quite fitting that their skipper and man for all seasons Nicky Williams managed to bag both goals.

Coedpoeth were worthy 3-1 winners against Overton, Luke Hall and Kevin Breeze from the penalty spot put them on front but the ‘O’s hit back through Luke Williams but ‘Coedy sealed the points after the break through man of the match Oliver Lewis who scored world class goal from distance.

A solitary strike from Luke Harrington enabled Rhosllanerchrugog to narrowly defeat Rhydymwyn 1-0.

Elsewhere, Cefn Mawr Rangers were defeated 1-0 at home by New Brighton Villa who netted through Sam Wainwright in the 53rd minute with the provider being man of the match James Beck.

Turning to the Reserves Division, leaders Ruthin Town thrashed Brickfield Rangers 7-1, leading the rout with was Tom Jones with a 4 goal haul. Rhys Rowlands (2) and Will Owen sealed the win.

Corwen were worthy 4-2 winners against Castell Alun and were on target through Oliver Crimp, Sion Roberts, Tom Davies and Ryan Davies with Kevin Valentine bagging both of the visitors’ goals.

FC Nomads defeated Hawarden Rangers 3-1, their marksmen were Luke Muia, James Ratcliffe and Ryan Davies with Ricky Williams hitting back in injury time.

Queens Park held Mold Alexandra to a 2-2 draw and their marksmen were Jake Jones and Sean Humphreys.

In the Reserves and Colts Division, Holywell Town moved another step closer to lifting the title with an emphatic 6-3 success at Rhydymwyn who responded through Harry Wood and Charlie Bradley (2).

Brymbo slumped to a 2-0 reversal against a polished Penycae side who netted through Jake Green and Chris Piney.

A single goal from George Gooding enabled Llangollen Town to beat Mynydd Isa Spartans 1-0.

It was a similar score-line at The Ring where a Kevin Hope effort enabled Llay Welfare to defeat Cefn Albion 1-0.

Rhos Aelwyd carved out a 4-1 success against Overton courtesy of strikes from Luke Williams (2), Liam Davies and Carwyn Davies with Chris Bush reducing the deficit.