BRO Ffestiniog were unable to cause an early season shock as they fell to a 37-8 defeat at Nant Conwy.

The WRU National League Division One North champions displayed their dominance once again to extend their perfect start to the campaign, with Steffan Horan’s penalty putting them ahead after five minutes.

This was met by a strong response from the visitors, who levelled through a Huw James free-kick on 19 minutes and took a shock lead when Dewi James crossed the white wash with 24 gone.

James failed with the conversion attempt following what turned out to be their final score of the game as a Caron Davies try got Nant back on level terms on the half hour mark. Horan fired over the extras.

The hosts managed to extend their advantage just before the break when a surging drive resulted in Ifan Jones touching down, and they continued to control proceedings after the break with Jones and Davies both dotting over within the opening five minutes of the second period.

Davies added two more points with the conversion attempt, and the dominant home side wrapped up another outstanding bonus point with late scores from Gethin Roberts and Gwynfor Morris.

Bethesda’s game with Pwllheli was abandoned due to a significant spinal injury to Mathew Parry, who has been transferred to Stoke Hospital for further assessment.

Llangefni made it three losses in succession as they were beaten 57-35 at newly promoted Denbigh with just a bonus point to show from a spirited display, with Bangor advancing to the WRU Bowl second round thanks to a 29-22 triumph over Mold Seconds.

Holyhead claimed bragging rights to progress thanks to a 26-12 victory at Menai Bridge, and Dolgellau also booked their place in the hat with a 35-16 win over Llanidloes.