BETHESDA were unable to cause a WRU National League Division One North upset as they suffered a 14-6 defeat at runaway leaders Nant Conwy.

The title favourites are now 15 points clear of Bala having played a game more after the second placed side were soundly beaten at home by in-form Llandudno.

A cagey start to proceedings in difficult conditions brought little in the way of attacking flair, and it was the visitors that drew first blood when Ian Owen fired over a penalty after 19 minutes.

This was swiftly followed by a Pesda drop goal which came courtesy of the boot of Carwyn Williams, but that was as good as it got for the visitors after a rousing second half effort from the dominant home side.

They wasted no time in making an impact after the break when Ifan Jones finally broke through the stubborn rearguard to score the first try of the afternoon on 44 minutes, with Arthur Lennon successfully adding the extras.

Things got even better soon after when Jones rounded off another sweeping team move to cross the white wash for his second score after 59 minutes, and Lennon managed to secure the conversion in fine style to complete the scoring.

The result leaves Pesda in ninth spot and just one point ahead of second from bottom Bro Ffestiniog.