We now know who will be contesting this year's Welsh National Premier Division League Cup final and it will be Brickfield Rangers and Hawarden Rangers and they will face each other on Friday May 11th at Cefn Druids ground at The Rock with a 7:30 kick off. ‘Bricky were made to work really hard for their 2-0 success against Buckley Town. The opening goal came in controversial fashion when they took a 27th minute lead through Steve Watkin, the goal was initially ruled out but after consulting with his linesman, referee Phil Roszkowski over-ruled things and allowed the goal to stand. Buckley fought hard to get back into the game but Dale Davies put the tie to bed.

There was a real classic at Alyn Park where Mold Alex and Hawarden Rangers fought out a 1-1 draw and they failed to make further impact in the extra time period. Hawarden had taken the lead though a Wayne Edwards penalty in the 28th minute but Aled Rees squared matters on the hour mark. In the decisive penalty shoot out Hawarden kept their nerve to edge through 4-3.

In the Premier Division, Chirk AAA’s defeated FC Nomads 2-0 but the win proved costly as Chirk had Jack Edwards carried off with a suspected dislocated shoulder and Jason Williams was taken off with a hamstring strain but thankfully Liam Sklenar and Matty Thomas had already made sure of the points.

Coedpoeth United yet again lost their race against time to drain their pitch of water so their clash with Cefn Albion failed to go ahead and the clash between Llay Welfare and Llanuwchllyn was called off due to bereavement in the visitors camp.

Corwen were kept out by a series of heroic saves by Tom Belton the Lex Glyndwr keeper and this included a penalty save from Joe Williams after skipper Craig Hughes had handled on the line and was dismissed following the incident. In a frantic end to the clash, Belton pulled off another world class save to deny Andy Roberts. At the death, LEX too had a chance to seize all 3 points with Phil Gidley going close.

Penycae ended a barren spell to narrowly defeat Rhostyllen 3-2. Josh Millington from the penalty spot and Austin Owen twice put them ahead but the visitors clawed their way back into the game through Ian Dobson and Kev Roberts. In one last sortie, Austin Owen snatched a last gasp winner with seconds left. A key feature of the game being a cameo appearance in the heart of the Penycae defence by manager Ian Andrews who barely put a foot wrong in the whole 90 minutes.

In Division One, Cefn Mawr lost a glorious opportunity to keep alive their ambitions of achieving a top two spot and they faltered 4-3 at New Brighton who netted through a Paul Rambaldi double salvo, an OG and Scott Davies.

There was also a massive shock in store for Llangollen who surprisingly were beaten 2-1 at Tower Fields by Overton whose goals were credited to Chris Bryan and Chris Bush who fired a late winner.

In the Reserves Division League Cup Semi Final, Buckley Town just edged through 1-0 against Ruthin Town courtesy of a solitary strike from Andreas Economides.

In the Reserves Division, FC Nomads chalked up a 3-1 success against Castell Alun Colts, Mitch Williams struck twice and Josh Rimmer added a 3rd goal after Fraser Starkey had made an early impact for the Colts.

Gresford Athletic powered their way to a 5-0 victory against Chirk AAA’s and star performer Will Roberts converted a hat-trick which included a penalty. Sealing their success were Taylor Williams and Dominic Docherty.

In the Reserves and Colts League Cup Semi Final, Ruthin Town proved too strong for Cefn Albion and a brace of goals each from Rhys Jones and Owen Cordiner took them safely through.

In the quarter final stages, Rhos Aelwyd progressed 3-0 against Rhostyllen and their marksmen were Danny Roberts (2) and Luke Williams.

At Reserves and Colts league level, Maesgwyn are the comeback kings, a brace from Danny Roberts and a late strike from Mikey Morgan earned them a 3-2 success after their hosts Mynydd Isa were sitting pretty with their early goals coming from Liam Callaghan who netted both.

The Johnstown Youth versus Coedpoeth United game ended in total stalemate at 0-0.

Nathan Pritchard netted for Overton in their 1-1 draw with Brickfield Rangers.