BETHESDA suffered their first defeat of the WRU National League Division One North season with a 37-5 reverse at Llandudno.

The Goats extended their unbeaten start to the campaign with another polished display on both sides of the ball, and the result sees Pesda slip to fifth position in the standings.

A tense opening to proceedings saw both sides cancel each other out on the whole, but the hosts managed to take a nine-point lead heading into the break thanks to three well-struck penalties from talisman Ryan Pike.

After the interval saw the home side extend their advantage when former RGC Academy prospect Nick Dundee go over under the posts for the first try of the contest, which Pike converted.

This was swiftly followed by another score which arrived courtesy of Pike, who chased down a Byron Davies kick to cross the white wash.

Pike added two more points to his overall contribution with the extras, and things got even better for the Goats immediately following the restart when Ed Watson’s powerful surge saw him touch down for their third. Pike once again despatched the conversion.

Llangefni turned in a valiant effort against defending champions Nant Conwy before eventually falling to a 31-26 home loss, and Bro Ffestiniog were also downed on home soil after a 25-12 defeat to Ruthin.

Dolgellau now occupy fourth spot in Division Two North following a hard-fought 11-7 triumph over Teirw Nant, but there was no such luck for Bangor, who were beaten 14-5 at home by COBRA.

In Division Three North, Holyhead played out a 22-22 tie with Flint.