Sadly the weather was the winner in the Welsh National League Premier Division with the morning downpour causing several key fixtures to be postponed. Therefore the door was left wide open for Chirk AAA’s to go top but they failed to seize the opportunity and they flopped to a 4-2 reversal against a rejuvenated Rhostyllen. Chirk General Manager Colin Heyward defended the Chirk position saying, “full credit to our visitors they thoroughly deserved their win but after Aston Williams was shown a red card and Louis Middlehurst hobbled off injured we knew it just was not going to be our day especially after we had to put out a weakened side with 3 key players missing.” The story of the game involved Middlehurst breaking the deadlock for Chirk, Owen Williams on his debut levelled and the visitors then kicked on and netted through Steve Allman, an OG and Steve Jones. Jordan Owen reduced the arrears but it was too little too late.

We have new league leaders in the shape of Llanuwchllyn who narrowly shaded their encounter against Hawarden Rangers 2-1. First half strikes from Joe Evans and Gwydion Ifan had them sitting pretty with the Rangers reply coming deep into stoppage time through a Lewis Cunliffe penalty.

It was nip and tuck at the Ring where Scott Evans gave Corwen an 8th minute lead. A well worked short corner routine allowed Jared Taylor to level with a stunning strike from the edge of the box. At the start of the second half, Llay keeper Dave Williams was left exposed as his defence went awol and Joe Williams restored Corwen’s lead. Llay were not to be denied and levelled the match in the 75th minute.

Brymbo now lead Division One by 4 points after emphatically defeating Rhydymwyn 3-0. Billy New and Andy Noonan are forming a formidable partnership in their drive to re-establish Brymbo’s place in the Premier Division. Putting the game out of reach was substitute Lewis Edwards.

Llangollen are starting to look a bit more like their old self and they demolished out of sorts Johnstown Youth 10 nil. Conor Bligh was best on view and he bagged himself a treble, Ben Wilson and Dominic Jay bagged two goals apiece and completing the whitewash were Kevin Day and Meuryn Hughes.

Overton shared six goals and the points in an enthralling 3-3 draw with Cefn Mawr Rangers, Chris Bryan struck twice and man of the match Tom Myers added a third but Cefn kept their nerve and deservedly squared the game through Lewis Jones who bagged himself a brace and Ben Duffy.

Of the top four sides in the Reserves Division, only two teams got their games on and Cefn Druids prospered 4-0 with strikes from Josh Jones, Lewis George, Matty Pritchard and Sam Jones.

Buckley Town won 4-0 away at FC Queens Park and their marksmen were Luke Woolley (2), Chris Forshaw and Jordan Hensel.

There was limited action in the Reserves and Colts Division and Rhostyllen thrashed Maesgwyn 9-0. Mark Williams and Alex Williams converted a hat-trick apiece and sealing their success were Connor Jones and Jamie Rogers with a double salvo.

Cefn Albion secured 3-1 verdict over Ruthin Town with strikes from Callum Taylor, Aaron Holman and Cain Williams.

Johnstown Youth just edged their encounter with Llay Welfare 3-2, their marksmen were Tom Kynnaston, Jay Bluck and Jack White who scored an injury time penalty to settle the match after Chris Owen had equalised with a double salvo.

Despite Matt Williams (2) and Charlie Barton being on target for New Brighton, Brymbo went on to secure a 4-3 victory.