This game should have been all over in the first 18 minutes as Buckley had four clear cut chances to score but all were denied by former Buckley Town keeper Ben Jones. The saying goes that if you don’t take your chances you will be punished and from the fourth of these saves Gresford Athletic broke out on the counter to make it one-nil.

They then switched off at the restart and before they knew it Buckley Town were level as Aron Williams outran the Gresford Athletic defence and finished neatly past the advancing Jones.

In the second half, neither side could break the deadlock. Gresford Athletic came closest with a Kieran Evans free-kick that slammed against the Buckley Town bar but neither side could find that decisive moment to take all three points and the game finished 1-1.