Brymbo have now gone 8 games and won just 2 of them so they sit behind Corwen who are level on points but with a better goal tally and with 3 games in hand. At the weekend they flopped to a 2-0 defeat in their own back against Llay Welfare leaving their manager Mike Gadie quite ecstatic saying “This for me is the most satisfying performance I have seen from the lads this season. To go to one of the leagues title contenders and get a positive result should send the signal we are not a relegation fodder club but a club willing to compete with the best in this area. George Finlay broke the deadlock on the stroke of half time and Dean Bryan ensured all the points came our way netting with 20 minutes or so left. Making an immense contribution on the week of his wedding was Matt Davies and he came on and changed the game and made sure we secured the three points.”

Corwen are in pole position with 10 games to play and they proved worthy 3-1 winners against Rhos Aelwyd. They took a 15th minute lead when Sam Henry’s shot was denied by the crossbar and Eilir Edwards tucked away the rebound. A fine solo goal from Joe Williams doubled their tally on the half hour mark and by the interval they were protecting a three goal cushion. Full credit to Rhos, they turned this encounter on its head and were much the better side after the break but only had a solitary strike from Aled Robertson to show for their endeavours.

At Clywedog Park, Brickfield Rangers slumped to a 3-0 reversal against Saltney Town who were looking to make amends for their poor display at Penycae last time out, and make amends they did. Dominant from the outset, the early minutes saw attack after attack. The home side stood strong, throwing their bodies on the line for the cause. The deserved breakthrough finally came in the 30th minute with Jake Gibbons jinking his way through the box, was brought down for a penalty. However, in a bizarre turn, the referee signalled an advantage. Luckily for Saltney, the ball fell to the in-form Jake Johnson who was able to slot home. Brickfield did up their game after the break in a more positive manner and nearly got their rewards after 2 minutes but Josh Atkin in the Saltney goal had other ideas and maintained his sheet clean. Back on the attack, Jake Gibbons stepped up to convert his own penalty on 58 minutes and then doubled his tally on 72minutes to seal the visitors 3-0 success.

Chirk AAA’s shared a 2-2 draw with Llanuwchllyn and took an early lead through Andy Pryde, Lewis Clamp doubled their account but back came the visitors through Kai Johnson and Delwyn Jones to salvage a point.

FC Nomads ended all square in a 1-1 draw with Mold Alexandra who will be disappointed to come away with just one point with manager Mike Cunningham adding, “It was a decent performance on the back of 4 week break. We started well with Henry Carver going close with the first opening of the match. Andy Watkin then had an effort off target and we then had what looked like a stone wall penalty turned down. Nomad’s cashed in on a stroke of good fortune when a Danny Sullivan shot deflected off Lee Reynolds to give Nomads the lead. Prior to the interval, however Danny Warren lobbed the advancing keeper to square things. Both sides had chances to win this encounter in the second half with Mold looking the more likely of the two sides to score.”

Penycae have moved off the bottom of the table after sneaking a 3-2 success at Rhostyllen. They looked in the driving seat when Anthony Dunleavy fired them ahead with a fine solo goal. Jack Abraham then added to Penycae’s account with a fine turn and finish. Back came the hosts with the Pugh brothers Mike and Jamie scoring with the last action of the first half and the first action of the second half to square matters. It really was an even encounter and a draw might have been a fair result but in a frantic finish Penycae were reduced to 10 men when defender Calyn Spencer received his second booking of the game and was dismissed, the visitors with one last throw of the dice when Dunleavey grabbed a last ditch winner with a quality finish.

Division One, leaders Plas Madoc spanked Rhosllanerchrugog 6-2, on target with a brace apiece were Nicky Williams and Liam Sklenar, Jamie Williams and Rob Hill.

At the Adwy, Coedpoeth shared the spoils in a 1-1 draw with Offa Athletic which saw Curt Griffiths first half free kick wiped out by Phil Stott who equalised right at the start of the second half.

Johnstown fell to a 5-2 reversal against Mynydd Isa Spartans and they might argue the score-line fails to reflect the true facts. Chris Davis and Dean Wakeley netted for the hosts with Isa better at converting their chances to go nap through Harvey Hammersley, Mike Whales, Sam Riley and Leigh Sylvester.

In the Reserves Division, leaders Ruthin Town rode their luck to clinch a narrow 2-1 success at Gresford Athletic, especially with Gresford winning the early spoils and netting through Taylor Williams.

Keeping up the pressures on the leaders are Cefn Druids who secured a 5-2 victory over Mold Alex. On target were Ryan Davies, Kane Frost, Alex Buxton, Cameron James and Josh Hughes.

Castell Alun returned to winning ways to defeat Brickfield Rangers 3-1 and their marksmen were Kevin Valentine, Tom Davies and Harry Brown with Ryan Littleford reducing the arrears.

Hawarden Rangers shared the spoils in 1-1 draw with Chirk AAA who had taken a 70th minute lead through Sean Morris but with a late sortie, Matt Armstrong grabbed an injury time leveller

The veteran and versatile performer Tony Jones earned Queens Park a narrow 1-0 success against FC Nomads after being set up by Charlie Rowley.

In the Reserves and Colts League Cup, Llay Welfare crashed out of their semi-final losing 2-1 against Rhydymwyn who netted through Ross Hughes and Steve Lee who secured the winning goal in extra time which was forced by John Rhys Edwards.

Meeting them in the final will be Penycae who just shaded their epic with Rhos Aelwyd 2-1 courtesy of efforts from Aaron Jones and Tom Edwards with Luke Williams keeping Rhos in touch.

In the Reserves and Colts Division, Cefn Mawr Rangers slumped to a 9-1 defeat against village rivals Cefn Albion whose goals flowed from Keenan Bathers who converted two penalties, Tom Miller, Callum Mannion, Wez Parry, Conner Kendrick, an own goal, Jay Bluck and Zac Davies.

New Brighton Villa secured a comfortable 4-0 victory against 9 men Brymbo and were on target through Matt Roberts, Jack Heppleston, Grant Spencer and Ben Hughes from the spot.

A cameo appearance by Alan Huxley gave Overton a massive boost as they took a point in a thrilling 3-3 draw with Coedpoeth United who hit back through Alan Poole and a double salvo from Aaron Taylor which included a penalty.

In the days only other action, Ruthin Town conjured up a 4-0 success against Llangollen and on target were Owen Cordiner(2), Chris Evans and Olly Derosa but star man was Kian Harrison who was provider of all of the Ruthin goals.