CAERNARFON were unable to cause a stir at the WRU National League Division One North summit as they fell to a narrow 10-6 home loss to reigning champions Nant Conwy.

The visitors went ahead on 15 minutes when Tom Oliver surged across the white wash for an unconverted score, with the Cofis reducing the arrears thanks to an Aled Jones penalty with 17 gone.

After the break saw Nant increase their advantage with their second score of the afternoon courtesy of Gethin Roberts, and despite the hosts despatching another penalty through Guto Pierce it was not enough to prevent the away side from seeing out the remainder of the game in comfortable fashion to remain in the chasing pack.

There was better fortune for Bethesda, who turned in a fine attacking display to emerge from their home game against Denbigh with a 34-17 bonus point win to move into fourth spot, with Llangefni suffering a 26-20 defeat at Mold.

Struggling Bangor picked up their first Division Two North triumph of the campaign with a 24-17 success over basement dwellers Abergele, and Menai Bridge also picked a morale-boosting win on their travels after securing a 40-12 victory at Division Three North rivals Benllech.

There was further cause for celebration as Holyhead returned to winning ways with an eye-catching 14-5 win at Pwllheli Seconds.