Welsh National League Premier Division

Penycae 0

Chirk AAA 1

Despite coming up against a Penycae side with only two league wins this season, Chirk AAAs weren’t given an easy route to victory on Saturday.

A tight first half could have gone either way, but the Colliers were quick out the blocks in the second half and broke the deadlock through Lewis Clamp who scored what would eventually turn out to be the only goal of the afternoon.

New signing Toby Nash made his debut after making his switch from Cefn Druids to the Holyhead Road sie, and was recognised with the man of the match award for his solid performance at the heart of the impressive Chirk midfield.

A resilient Penycae side battled well but were unable to find an equalizer during the remainder of the game, and Chirk ran out eventual winners.

The win puts Chirk up to seventh place having taken 29 points from 18 games.

With many teams around them having played more games so far, Chirk could see themselves climb a few spots if they make the most of their games in hand.

On Saturday, March 9, Chirk AAA face an away trip to Hawarden Rangers (kick off 2.30pm).

Welsh National League Reserves Division

Chirk AAA 2

Hawarden Rangers 1

Chirk AAA Reserves left it late to secure three points in their fixture after a last minute winner saw them snatch a draw from under the noses of Hawarden Rangers.

The hosts took an early lead when Joe Roberts fired a header home after 20 minutes of play.

Chirk looked comfortable as the game approached half-time, however they were unable to keep their opponents at bay for the full opening 45 minutes as they conceded late on.

Despite the goal coming just before the break, Chirk returned to the pitch in good spirits and looked to regain the lead with some good attacking football on show.

Chances fell for Chirk but luck didn’t seem to be with them as time ticked on.

It wasn’t until the 85th minute when the hosts thought they would get themselves ahead when the referee pointed to the penalty spot.

Roberts stepped up looking to double his goal tally for the afternoon, but his effort couldn’t find the net.

Chirk continued to fight for the three points and were rewarded for their efforts when Matthew Woods finished off a nicely worked move down the left of the pitch and sealed a 2-1 win.

The reserves side return to action against Corwen on Saturday, March 9.

Queensferry Sports Flintshire Junior and Youth Football League

Chirk AAA under-19s 2

Holywell Town 0

Chirk’s youngsters closed the gap at the top of the table after they beat league leaders Holywell Town.

The gap between Chirk in second and Holywell at the top now stands at two points.

A stand-out performance by Harri Evans-Jones with two goals, helped the hosts to an important win as they continue to chase the title.

Chirk had a number of chances throughout the first half, however they were kept out by some good saves by the visiting shot-stopper.

Poor finishing let the side down on a few occasions, but Evans-Jones made no mistake when presented with his two chances.

The Colliers never looked in danger of conceding, with goalkeeper Josh Newell rarely troubled throughout the game.