CASTELL Alun Colts’ poor run of form continued on Saturday as they fell 4-1 at home to struggling Penycae to fall further behind the Welsh National League Premier Division pacesetters.
Tom Crewe reduced the deficit for third-place Castell Alun, who look to get their so far successful season back on track with victory in the return match at Penycae this coming Saturday.
Improving Hawarden Rangers make their way to basement boys Borras Park Albion (also 2pm) looking to pull clear of danger, but they will have to shake off the ring rust after their home clash with Chirk AAA on Saturday was postponed.
Mold Juniors lost 2-1 at Division One high flyers Garden Village on the same afternoon.
Buckley Town fared better in the Reserves Division as they won 2-1 at Elements Cefn Druids to boost their outside hopes of taking the title.
Craig Worthington put Buckley in front on the half hour with a 25-yard cracker, but after Druids equalised 10 minutes after the restart, it was left up to first-team captain John Leonard to score the winner with a diving header in injury-time.
Hawarden Rangers slipped to third after going down 6-2 at Chirk AAA.
Second-placed Airbus UK Broughton progressed into the Horace Wynne Cup quarter-finals with a 4-3 victory at Division One’s Acrefair Youth.
Scott Skeen (2), Mark Heneghan and Sean Killgannon got the goals for Airbus, who are joined in the last eight by Castell Alun Colts after they won 3-1 at Reserves & Colts Division rivals FC Cefn thanks to Dave Lee (2) and Lee Edwards strikes.
Mark Gallagher and Mike Newnes were on target as Penyffordd triumphed 2-1 at Penley in the Reserves & Colts Division.