CAERNARFON were unable to halt the unbeaten start of WRU National League Division One North leaders Llandudno in a 22-11 loss on their travels.

The Cofis made a strong start and went ahead on eight minutes thanks to w well-struck penalty from Guto Pierce, and things looked even more promising for the visitors soon after when Mac Jones burst clear for the first try of the contest to extend their lead.

This provoked a strong response from the Goats, who got back into the contest through a well-worked score from Lloyd Evans on 22 minutes, and they levelled things up just before the break when Oscar Lennon fired a free-kick through the upright.

After the break saw the away side regain the initiative when Pierce despatched his second penalty during the opening exchanges, but they went behind for the first time when Arthur Lennon crossed the white wash for a try which he converted.

Their defeat was confirmed when the supremely talented Lennon dotted over after 70 minutes to secure his brace and round off the scoring.

There was better fortune for Llangefni, who turned in a fine attacking display to achieve a 52-24 bonus point win over Denbigh, but Bethesda and Bro Ffestiniog suffered heavy losses at the hands of title chasing Pwllheli and Nant Conwy respectively.

Dolgellau remain in contention for the Division Two North crown thanks to a 33-7 success at Teriw Nant, which leaves them 18 points behind leaders COBRA with four games in hand after they trounced Bangor 83-0.

There was further good fortune for Division Three North side Holyhead, who continued their eye-catching recent run of results with a 45-31 victory at Flint to move into fourth spot, with Llangefni Seconds producing a resolute display in their 27-12 win at Mold Seconds.