In the match of the day at Halkyn Road, Cefn Albion travelled to table topping Holywell Town who at the start of the day were the only undefeated team in the division. It was a huge task for Albion but they had the confidence to know there was enough talent amongst the ranks to cause a huge upset - and that’s what happened. A lively start was made by both teams as the division’s top two outfits attempted to gain the upper hand but the early exchanges were very even. The first chance of the game fell to the hosts and a free kick into the box found Jacob Wise, his header was going towards the bottom corner of the goal but Cefn goalkeeper Joshua Roberts was down well to gather at the foot of the post.

The first half remained very even with nothing to separate the two sides; however the best chances did fall to Cefn with Holywell's keeper Mike Platt tipping Dion Gibbons shot over the bar as the half approached the end.

The second half commenced in the same vein as the first half with two evenly matched side battling to gain control. It was Albion who had the first real chance of this half when a Josh Millington lob fell just wide of the Holywell post. In the 71st minute the deadlock was finally broken when Albion’s top scorers Alex Williams raced through and found himself one on one with the keeper, there was only ever going to be one outcome. From the restart The Wellman had a glorious chance to grab an instant equaliser with a low cross across goal begging but fortunately it missed everyone. As the game entered into the final stages, Holywell Town went close again when Allshorn forced keeper Roberts to pull off a great save, as he dived to his left and palmed the ball out for a corner for what turned out to be Town’s last chance.

The Cefn success puts them back to the top of the table but Holywell boss John Haseldin was far from forlorn saying “It is exactly 12 months since we lost a league game, we have an honest group of players who know today wasn’t anywhere near good enough but rest assured, we will refocus, stick together and look to bounce back stronger.”

Brymbo fell to a disappointing 3-1 reversal against Mold Alexandra who wiped out a Carl Lamb strike with efforts from Henry Carver and Kev Day plus an own goal. Mold boss Mike Cunningham commented ““It was a much better performance from us today, we had key players missing but lads stepped up and played the conditions well.”

Castell Alun Colts looked well on the way to picking up maximum points for the first time this season leading Plas Madoc 3-1 win 80 minutes on the clock but it was not to be. Nathan Davies from the penalty spot, Henry Brown and Ed Brown had them bossing this encounter but full credit to the visitors they turned the clash around with Nicky Williams weighing in with a double salvo. Liam Sklenar and Josh Williams completed the surprise turnaround.

Llay Welfare knew they had a game on their hands against a youthful looking Brickfield Rangers who took an early lead through Aaron Jones on his debut and he really does seem to be a fine capture. Jack Mountford managed to level and then playing with the wind, Jack Edwards got the last touch on an in-swinging corner. Llay made the points safe when Tom Wells converted a late penalty.

Like so many fixtures the windy weather played a huge part in most games but particularly at Court Road where Rhos Aelwyd faced FC Queens Park who played with the wind was behind them during the first half but as their manager Dave Evans explained, “It was that strong that any forward pass would carry all the way through. We did manage to use it to our advantage and took an early lead through Aled Powell who cut inside and drilled home following an inch perfect pass by Will Evans and before the half ended Powell doubled our account. Rhos enjoyed their best spell after the break but outfield veteran Alan Huxley was forced to play in goal but it was late in the game when he was truly tested. Park boss Dave Evans concluded “With all things considered and so many key players missing today it was a good three points on a poor pitch and tough conditions.”

Rhydymwyn caused somewhat of a stir and they defeated Penycae 1-0 who had been enjoying a rich vein of form. The only goal of the game came just prior to the break when Matt Gilsenan scored with a scorcher of a shot from a full 40 yards. The defeat left Penycae manager quite frustrated with him saying “we had 80% of the possession without causing or hosts too many problems in front of goal.”

In the Division One League Cup, Coedpoeth United were made to sweat things out but their patience was rewarded when Jardel Junior notched a late winner.

Turning to the league in Division One, Hawarden Rangers are now 9 points clear at the top after flooring Llangollen 3-1 and their marksmen were Tom Bridges(2) and Craig Stewart. Cody Silvester pulled one back for Llan.

Cefn Mawr Rangers just about out-shaded their clash with Overton Recreation 2-1 with a double strike from Lewis George after Tom Huxley had replied for the visitors.

New Brighton Villa walloped LEX XI 7-0 and on target were Sam Moffatt, Liam Davies, James Beck(2), Rhys Peers(2) and Dan Wainwright.

The Reserves Division leaders Mold Alex had Ryan Pearce to thank for a 90th minute equaliser as they were held to a 1-1 draw at Cefn Druids who were on target through Kieran Smith.

Brickfield Rangers slumped to a 4-2 reversal against Llay Welfare despite Mike Canning and Rhys McDermott giving them some hope. Tipping the scales Welfare’s way were Lee Phelan, Huw Jones and Steve Gadie who added to an own goal.

Corwen slammed Hawarden Rangers 6-3 courtesy of strikes from Tom Williams (2), Scott Evans, Iorweth Jones and Ryan Roberts plus an own goal. Hitting back were Ryan Tierney (2) and Lewis Anglesey.

Gresford Athletic also benefited from an own goal as they beat FC Queens Park 3-0, completing their tally were Will Roberts and Owen Davies.

Penycae secured maximum points defeating Holywell Town 4-1, on target were Austin Owen and Efan Woodall with two goals apiece. Jay Wilkes replied from the penalty spot.

In the Reserves & Colts League Cup, Llay Welfare Colts secured a passage into the next round courtesy of late strikes from Matt Grundy and James Towey. A Leon Whitley penalty had given Saltney the lead on 66 minutes.

In the league, Connah's Quay Nomads floored Coedpoeth United 9-0 and making up the whitewash were Ricardo De Pablo with a treble, Jack Hitchen(2), Eric Brown, Ethan Davies, Finlay Clough and Iwan Roberts

Johnstown shared a 1-1 draw with Rhydymwyn and their marksman was Jason Williams who also fluffed a penalty opportunity to take all three points. Josh Clarke provided Rhydymwyn’s equaliser.

Llangollen Town were picked off 3-0 by Mynydd Isa Spartans whose marksman was Tom Mitchell who netted all 3 goals.

Ruthin Town Development came back from 2-0 down at half time to beat Brymbo 6-4 and take the 3 points thanks to 2 goals each by Alun Vaughan-Evans & David Wilkins plus a goal each by Pete Jones & Hari Austi. Kenny Davies, Alun Poole, Ryan Brimfield, Ryan Cullimore were all on target for Brymbo.