The weather wreaked havoc once more with 15 games in all affected by the weather.

The match of the day clash between FC Queens Park and Holywell Town attracted a crowd of almost 250 but it failed to live up to its top billing but it clearly was action packed and full of incident. First blood fell to Queens Park when Rhys Hughes chased down a back pass to the keeper Mike Platt whose clearance to was deflected back towards his own goal and with the game just one minute old Hughes rolled the ball into an empty net. The hosts in fact could have doubled their lead after Barry Torrence raced clear but his shot well saved by Platt. Park had their main two keepers unavailable so making his first start of the campaign was Darren Williams and he saved his sides bacon on several occasions. In a dramatic ending to the opening half, the hosts were awarded a free kick for a foul on Barry Torrence only for the referee to overturn the decision, Torrence got booked for contesting decision and from the resulting free kick it resulted in the Holywell goal. As the ball was played into the box it was forced out wide but a pin-point cross from Danny Dobbins enabled Jake Cooke with time to pick his spot to take his tally to 10 goals.

There was more drama as almost straight from the restart Holywell’s skipper Tony Roebuck received a second booking which did seem a trifle harsh and was given his marching orders. The second half proved to be a real drab and scrappy affair with Holywell finding it more difficult with the lack of player parity. With minutes left, Queens Park thought they had secured the winner when sub Alan Huxley fired past Platt only for the goal to be ruled out for an infringement. Right at the death, Holywell’s blushes were spared as a Queens Park penalty shout when the referee waived play on. The visitors deserve much praise for grinding out a point as the point has them sitting in poll position with 3 games in hand over their nearest rivals.

Manager John Haseldin commented after the game saying “It was always going to be tough the way we started the game and having a player sent off early on at the toughest away ground in the league. The players worked together as a team second half. Resilience, fitness levels and team spirit in this squad was there for all to see today.”

Plas Madoc were given a lesson finishing, they conceded ground advantage and the clash with Brymbo was switched to ‘The Crick’ and Brymbo completed a resounding 5-0 success. They started off like a house on fire and went into a 2nd minute lead through Andy Noonan. They quickly doubled their tally when Carl Lamb started his Brymbo career with a goal of sheer class. On the half hour mark, Andy Noonan netted his 2nd goal. At 3-0 up Brymbo were awarded a penalty but Lamb sent the spot kick over the bar, there was a great chance for Lamb to add to his tally late in the half but he was denied by the upright. Straight after the break Noonan was able to complete his hat trick to go 4-0 ahead and at the death, Liam Crisp made up their nap hand with a debut goal.

Penycae made it 4 wins on the spin and have only conceded one at the same time. They clinched a 2-0 at local derby rivals Rhos Aelwyd and manager Ben Heath heaped praise on his side saying “”We now have everyone fit and at last starting to gel. It was a superb free-kick from Lloyd Elmes which broke the deadlock and Dominic Doherty sealed the win for us.”

Saltney Town and Castell Alun negotiated the hire of the facilities at Airbus and with a perfect playing surface, you might be forgiven for expecting some quality football of sorts, however howling wind and rain, combined with both teams inability to accurately pass the ball ten yards resulted in a far from decent spectacle. Saltney were marginally better side in the first half with Adam Thomas in the away goal, the busier of the two goalkeepers.

The breakthrough finally came in the 63rd minute with the returning Adie Callaghan set up Bordermen captain Ben Evans to put his team in front. The final 15 minutes brought a spirited finale from Castell Alun. There was a call for a penalty during a scramble in the home team box but the calls were waved away in unison by referee and assistant. With the scheduled 90 minutes gone and a final attack from the visitors resulted in a corner kick. Every ‘Casty player including ‘keeper Thomas who, after his save moments earlier, could see his name in lights. Saltney’s defenders rose the highest, and cleared the ball to Jake Johnson he raced the full length of the pitch and his efforts were matched by namesake Paul Johnson and the ball was switched, past the scrabbling defender and tapped into the empty net to seal a 2-0 success.

Turning to Division One, only one game survived and New Brighton Villa chalked up a 4-1 win at Johnstown. Steve Orsler notched a double salvo and completing their tally were Chris Lucas and James Beck and all these goals came in a pulsating opening half. The hosts response came from a Sam Jones own goal.

Gresford Athletic fielded a strong side and they floored Cefn Druids 5-0, making up their nap hand were Jack Jones, Jake Eyre, Danny Holland and Joe Chaplain with a brace.

In the lower reaches, Brymbo conjured up a 4-0 success at Bala Town, there was a 7 goal thriller which saw Cefn Mawr defeat Saltney 4-3 courtesy of Ryan Williams and Kurt Isaac.

Oscar Tami, James Towey, Jack Edwards and Matthew Grundy combined to enable Llay Welfare Colts defeat Johnstown 4-1.