MENAI Bridge Tigers marked their return to Gwynedd League action with a thumping 12-1 home hammering at the expense of Bontnewydd.

The long-time leaders made light work of their struggling opponents with a ruthless attacking display, and they were three-up within the opening eight minutes thanks to strikes from Kevin Roberts, Shaun Lock and Harry Jones.

Roberts helped himself to his second of the afternoon on the quarter hour mark, with further efforts from Dean Redmond and Jones giving them a comfortable cushion at the interval.

After the break saw more of the same from the home side, who added two more before the hour mark when Redmond and Dave Baston both converted opportunities.

The away side did manage a consolation for their efforts which came courtesy of Josh Williams on 63 minutes, but both Jones and Redmond struck again for a hat-trick a piece with 85 gone.

There was still time for another for the rampant hosts, with Owen Vaughan’s neat finish rounding off the scoring.

Gwalchmai also kicked-off the new year with a win after a 2-0 home triumph over a spirited Talysarn Celts.

A goalless first period was brought to life when Gwion Thomas fired the hosts ahead after 64 minutes and they weathered the storm before securing three point in stoppage time through a Craig Evans penalty.