All eyes this weekend were in the Welsh Trophy which was at its Semi-final stage involving Rhos Aelwyd and Greenfield and Rhos yet again defied the odds to defeat a team from a higher Division in Greenfield 3-2. They had the perfect start when defender Tom Davies powerfully headed home a pin point cross from Scott Reeves. It stayed that way until injury at the end of the first half. Rhos conceded a free-kick on the edge of the box and Greenfield converted to level the tie. It was Davies who got Rhos back into the game through another set piece. In fact it was from a teasing corner from James Haynes and he left his marker to restore the Rhos lead. The goal looked as if it was going to win the tie but after a spell of pressure Greenfield equalised in bizarre fashion when a goal line clearance from Ryan Jenkins cannoned off fellow defender Denis Piliner to flash past keeper Stefan Parry. With time running out and a last throw of the dice Scott Reeves scored with an 87th minute free-kick to earn Rhos a meet up with Conwy Borough. The win left Rhos boss Huw Rowlands quite ecstatic with him saying “It will be the second time this tiny village club has reached the final and exactly 10 years ago the team managed by Steve Walters went on to win the Trophy. Everyone at the club were so pleased we defied the odds yet again and we are all thrilled be reaching the final.”

The Premier Division League Cup clash between Corwen and Brickfield Rangers was fiercely contested and edging through in the end were Brickfield who won 1-0. The game’s only goal was a 36th minute hotly disputed penalty by Corwen who thought the awarded spot-kick was harsh. The infringement involved Joe Sullivan who stepped up to convert. It wasn’t vintage Brickfield but manager Simon Sedgwick described the win as a “charismatic and brave” and added “We restricted Corwen to just a handful of chances but despite having 75% of the game we did not create too many ourselves.”

In the Premier Division, Coedpoeth United were no match for Cefn Albion who opted for an evening kick off at the Rock and they secured a 5-2 success. Albion raced into 4-0 lead after just 15 minutes with a hat-trick from Conner Kendrick and a penalty from Oliver Davies. Coedy pulled a goal back right before half time through Jack Pawlay. Fair play to Coedy they give it a good go second half but the game finished 5-2 with Nic Jones completing Albion’s nap hand and Mike Taylor reducing the deficit.

LEX Glyndwr and Chirk AAA’s have had had some classic battles over the years and this clash was no different with both defences on top, despite Chirk having the best chances, the game ended in a 0-0 stalemate.

Llay Welfare failed to get their clash with FC Nomads on and Buckley Town’s trip to Rhostyllen was washed out due to a waterlogged pitch.

Penycae put in a splendid shift against Mold Alex and despite playing the majority of the second half with just 10 men, they managed to secure a 1-1 draw. This was a much improved Penycae performance and went in at the break goal-less. 5 Minutes into the second half it all went wrong for the hosts when Josh Millington received 2 harsh yellow cards and he took no further part in the game. With that lack of player parity, Mold took the lead with Aaron Davies paving the way for Aled Reece to net from close range. Penycae deserve much credit for a late fight back and with 3 minutes left Ryan Jones fired a deserved point saver.

In Division One, with Rhos Aelwyd on cup duty, Llangollen have gone top after flooring Maesgwyn 8-1. Star of the show was Ben Wilson who netted 5 of his sides goals. Completing the debacle were Conner Bly and Kevin Day with a brace. Reducing the deficit was Daniel Book.

Overton flopped to a 3-2 reversal against New Brighton Villa whose marksmen were Sam Wainwright (2), Steve Orsler and Danny Barlow, Responding for the hosts was Harry Massey with both goals.

Games between Brymbo and Rhydymwyn and Castell Alun Colts versus Cefn Mawr Rangers fell victim to the weather.

In the Reserves Division League Cup, rampant Cefn Druids thrashed Corwen 7-1, Despite Josh Jones converting a treble and Toby Nash and Lewis George (2) adding to their tally, man of the match Ben Dawson cemented the win. Delwyn Jones replied for Corwen.

In the league at this level, only one Reserves Division game survived and Gresford Athletic secured a narrow 2-1 win at FC Queens Park despite playing much of the match with 10 men after Matt Williams was given his marching orders. The hosts bagged the best goal of the game through veteran performer 40 yr old Dave Evans but tipping the game in Gresford’s favour were Taylor Williams and Will Roberts.

There was also scant action at Reserves and Colts level, Ruthin Town were worthy 3-1 league cup winners against Coedpoeth United with strikes from Alan Vaughan-Evans, Owen Cordiner and Jamie Jones.

Matty Williams fired a treble as New Brighton Villa sank Overton 5-2 and completing their nap hand were Peter Morris and Ben Hughes.