North East Wales FA Challenge Cup, Preliminary Round
Maesgwyn 19 Marchwiel Villa 1 (att 55)
Maesgwyn were promoting this cup tie as the first competitive fixture at their new home ground, but two goals in the first two minutes, and 10 inside 25 minutes, showed that it wasn't very competitive at all.
Credit though to Marchwiel, a newly-formed club who play a level lower than the hosts. Despite trailing 12-0 by half time they continued to battle and their were rewarded with a deserved goal back during the second half.
Maesgwyn are a fourth tier Welsh club, preparing for a season in division one of the Welsh National League (Wrexham Area). Marchwiel will be hoping for better fortunes in the North East Wales League.
Maesgwyn had been a bit nomadic during their few years as a senior club, but this season have returned to their roots in the Maesgwyn area of Wrexham. Their narrow pitch, found at the end of Lilac Way, is newly railed-off with dugouts on either side of the pitch.
They looked a good side for the level they play at, although it's hard to judge form in such a one-sided encounter.