In tortoise and hare fashion, Buckley Town are making a real fist of catching Brickfield Rangers on the line and all of a sudden it is neck and neck at the top. Buckley now sit in pole position level on games and points but have a better goals tally. Buckley did not exactly have their own way at home to Chirk with their general manager Colin Heyward stating “I thought we were the better side but it is goals which win games and despite missing a glut of chances, our hosts found the net around the hour mark through Shaun Tinsley.” Buckley however can go 3 points clear at the top when they host Mold Alex tonight at the Globe with a 7:30 KO.

Brickfield Rangers strengthened their desire to playing Cymru Alliance football next year by securing a narrow 1-0 win at Llanuwchllyn. It was a real close encounter but Rangers nicked the winner in the 56th minute through Ross Ankers

Coedpoeth United suffered a 4-2 home defeat against Saltney Town who took a 2-0 lead with two sublime strikes from Elliott Bond but Coedpoeth woke up and responded through Rhys Hughes and Kurt Griffiths but all that good work was undone when Saltney scored 2 late goals to take maximum points courtesy of late efforts from Paul Johnson and Luke Burgess.

FC Nomads ended a barren spell by defeating Cefn Albion 2-0 and they did it the hard way after playing a large part of the game with 10 men after Tommy Leonard was shown a red card. Player coach Steve Hughes broke the deadlock with a stunning shot from 25 yards. They had to defend like Trojans and did really did batten down the hatches to limit Cefn to half chances but through their tenacity put the game beyond doubt in the 95th minute through Matty Hill.

Hawarden Rangers chalked up a 4-0 victory against Rhostyllen and writing himself into the Team of the Week contention was Wayne Edwards who bagged all 4 goals.

Mold Alex claimed the scalp of FC Queens Park in the NEWFA Cup on Thursday night and built on such success by narrowly beating a very young Penycae side 1-0. Matty Roberts got the only goal of the game in the 76th minute but only after surviving several scares with Penycae hitting the framework on 4 separate occasions.

Honours were even between Llay Welfare and LEX Glyndwr for much of the match but a first half goal by Kiran Taylor shaded the clash in LEX’s favour and they ran out 1-0 winners.

The champagne corks were popping for Brymbo as it was confirmed their 6-0 win at Overton has guaranteed promotion and helping them on their way with a treble was Billy New with Andy Noonan(2) and Jordan Williams putting the icing on the cake.

Mynydd Isa Spartans proved worthy 4-0 winners against Llangollen and Joe Mitchell and Nathan Jones netted two goals apiece.

New Brighton Villa chalked up a 5-1 verdict against Rhydymwyn, making up their nap hand were Danny Barlow with two goals and a hat-trick from man of the match Paul Rambaldi who cemented the win.

Castell Alun put a massive dent on the promotion aspirations of Cefn Mawr Rangers and they nicked this narrow encounter 2-1 with strikes from Scott Williams and top scorer Stuart Williams who converted a late penalty. Harri Gould did hit back for Cefn.

The Reserves Division champions elect Cefn Druids were held to a 2-2 draw at Corwen whose marksmen were Tom Dolben-Hughes and Will Hughes who headed home a Steve Evans freekick. Druids replied through Lewis George and Ben Dawson but had Alex Buxton carried off with a suspected broken ankle.

Castell Alun Colts suffered a heavy 7-2 defeat at home against Buckley Town who were on fire and on target through Andreas Economides(2), Andrew Watkin, Kal Pierce(2), Jordan Hensall and Rhys Hewitt. Hitting back were Fraser Starkey and Jack Lewis.

Flint Town United narrowly defeated Mold Alexandra 2-1 with strikes from Nathan Mendoza and Kieran Townsend.

In the Reserves and Colts league, leaders Brickfield Rangers chalked up a 3-0 success over Llay Welfare and netted through Mike Williams, Matt Wareham and Sam Coles.

There was a massive shock in store for promotion hopefuls Rhostyllen who were trounced 5-1, despite grabbing a consolation goal through Mark Williams, they were beaten out of sight by Johnstown Youth who went nap through Ieuan Jones and man of the Dewi Reeves who scored 4 goals and was unplayable at times.

Brymbo were beaten 3-1 by Mynydd Isa Spartans who netted through Chris Lane, Lloyd Jones and Ross Walker.

Hollywell Town thumped Overton 7-1 and their marksmen were Rhys Edge, Callum Pritchard, Ryan Jones(2), Leo Finnan, David Jones and Luke Homig.

Maesgwyn whitewashed Coedpoeth United 4-0 and were on target through Ian Wakeley, Dan Buck and in form Dan Roberts(2) who has notched 9 in the last 6 games.

Rhos Aelwyd defeated New Brighton Villa 2-0 and were on target through Steff Williams and Ifan Hughes.