CAERNARFON exited the SWALEC Plate at the third-round stage after falling to a 36-14 defeat at Resolven.

The Cofis put up a valiant fight before eventually being undone by some blistering attacking rugby from the home side, who were made to work hard for their victory thanks to some incredible determination from the WRU National League Division One North outfit.

There was better fortune in the SWALEC Bowl for Dolgellau, who progressed to the next stage of the competition thanks to a thrilling 36-29 victory at Rhymney.

The Division Two North side produced arguably their finest performance of the campaign to date against some highly skilled opposition, with winger Jake Hinge emerging as the hero with a last gasp try to seal his hat-trick in dramatic circumstances.

Bangor are still searching for their first league success of the season after falling to a heavy 49-0 defeat at the hands of promotion chasing Wrexham, with Division Three North side Menai Bridge going down 41-5 at third placed Shotton Steel.

There was better fortune for Llangefni Seconds, who came away from their home game against Benllech with a resounding 38-12 triumph.