It is some considerable time since anyone has scored 7 goals in a Premier Division league game but taking that honour at the weekend was Joe Williams who scored all 7 goals as Corwen won 7-2 at Saltney Town. However, he was pleased to share the man of the match award with team mate Scott Evans who was involved in six of those goals. Replying for the Bordermen were Ryan Farrell with a bullet header and Danny Burgess who also fluffed a penalty opportunity.

League leaders Brickfield Rangers were caught napping early on so visitors Llanuwchllyn cashed in and opened their account through Sam Evans. It was a scrappy opening half but Rangers got level by the break when Joe Sullivan bundled the ball home from close range. The second half did belong to Brickfield which they totally dominated. They got their noses in front when skipper Steve Watkin netted from a corner. A solo effort from Ross Ankers had them in charge with Chris Boyes cementing the win late on. Manager Simon Sedgwick added “It was scrappy in the first half but there is no doubt it was our superior fitness late in the game that provided us with that edge today.”

There is no stopping Cefn Albion who are enjoying a fantastic spell of form and they extended their unbeaten run to 9 games by seeing off FC Nomads 5-2. To be fair Nomads made a very good start and two set pieces were converted by Ben Howarth and Danny Wynne to give them a 2-0 lead. The Albion began to control the game and a hotly disputed Conner Kendrick penalty pulled a goal back. Shortly after a spectacular goal from Jimmy put Albion level and the Jimmy Jones converted another special goal from a direct free kick for the hosts to take a 3-2 interval lead. Two further goals from Conner Kendrick then saw him complete his hat-trick. Nomads were left to bemoan that It could have been very different story with the game changing with the penalty and free-kick decisions.

At Holyhead Road, Chirk AAA’s had a rare defeat on home soil going down 4-3 against Mold Alex. Joe Evans and Matt Thomas had the hosts sitting pretty but 3 goals in a 6 minute spell from Danny Warren(2) and Rhys Nash turned things around. Chirk managed to level the game through Adam Williams but man of the match Warren completed his hat-trick for Mold to take all three points on offer.

Coedpoeth United were left cursing their luck after narrowly going 3-2 at home against Penycae who did take a 2-0 lead through 16 year old Alex Rowlands who was man of the match. The pendulum then turned as Penycae were reduced to 10 men and Laurie Coates and Curt Griffiths got ‘Coedy on level terms. With their tails up, they pressed for a winner but leaving gaps at the back, Ryan Jones made it 3-2 for Penycae. There was a dramatic ending when Coedpoeth had the chance to get a point from the game but Griffiths squandered a 96th minute penalty.

At Gladstone Park, Hawarden Rangers were beaten 2-1 in their local derby with Buckley Town all after Rangers had taken an interval lead through Wayne Edwards who converted a free-kick. A fine finish in the 55th minute from Aaron Williams squared the clash and late in the game Adam Eden netted the winner for Buckley whose manager Dan Moore enthused “Although it was a difficult game, in the second half we were superb in every aspect, it’s the best we’ve played since before Christmas and the players deserved to turn it around. There were two quality finishes by Aron and Adam for us, we got on top early in the second half and we felt it was a matter of time before we got ahead. It was a big learning experience for our young team and we take another step forward.”

Rhostyllen got back on the winning trail and they defeated Llay Welfare 2-0. James Jones with a clever chip put them 1-0 at the break and then a stooping header from Matty Williams secured a 2-0 success.

Rhos Aelwyd were struggling early on in their Division One League Cup Semi-final against Cefn Mawr Rangers who had taken a half time lead through Josh Foulkes. They refused to press the panic button and it all came right in the end with man of the match Jamie Rogers clinching a second half hat-trick to book Rhos a place in the final.

In Division One, Rhydymwyn put their shooting boots on to sink Maesgwyn 9-2 and the jewel in their crown was Josh Cooke who bagged 5 of his side’s goals. Completing their tally were John Grossman (2), Matt Gilsenan and Jordan Jackson. Hitting back with the best goal of the game was Aston Jones and Alex Murphy.

Overton salvaged a point from a 1-1 draw with Mynydd Isa Spartans courtesy of a strike from Harry Massey.

In the Reserves Division, Buckley Town were one of the rare teams to take a point off Cefn Druids and netting in their 3-3 draw were Chris Forshaw, Jordan Hensall and Kal Pierce. Responding for Druids were Lewis George with a brace and Alex Buxton.

Castell Alun Colts failed to match Ruthin Town’s strength in depth as they plundered their hosts to a 7-2 defeat and their marksmen were Tom Sharples with a 4 goal salvo and Rhys Rowlands with a treble. Hitting back for the Colts with both opening half goals was Josh Price.

Corwen were sunk 2-0 by Mold Alexandra who were on target through Cal Lavelle and Luke Owen who scored direct from a corner right at the death.

Mitch Williams gave FC Nomads an early lead against FC Queens Park quickly replied through Kieran Jarvis. Nomads had Jake King on target again at the start of the second half and it proved decisive.

On vacation from University, Johnny Collo bagged both goals for Gresford Athletic in their 2-0 success against Flint Town United.

In the Reserves and Colts Division, Rhostyllen are strongly challenging for a promotion place and goals from Robert Gibson and Paul Jones earned them a 2-1 win at Llay Welfare who reduced the deficit through George Finlay.

Maesgwyn thumped Johnstown Youth 5-1 and making up their nap hand were Jason Edwards, Dan Roberts, Dean Wakely, Martin Powell and Luke Daniels.

Mynydd Isa Spartans cruised to a 4-0 victory against Cefn Albion courtesy of strikes from Luca Trescati(2), an OG and Luke Daniels.

New Brighton Villa slammed Coedpoeth United 7-2 and their marksmen were Scott Davies (2), Rhys Rowlands (2), Steve Orsler (2) and Dave Littler. Reducing the deficit were Ben Palmer (2) and Levi Coleman.

A goal apiece from Owen Cordiner and Osian Audley earned Ruthin Town a 2-0 success against Overton.