CAERNARFON remain on course for a top half WRU National League Division One North finish after a 32-11 win at Mold.

The Cofis began the game in imposing fashion and came close to a try on two occasions before Guto Pierce drilled over a penalty on ten minutes, but this was met by an instant response from the hosts’ as a Jack Martin free-kick levelled matters midway through the first period.

A high-tackle presented another chance for Martin and he took full advantage to put the home side ahead, but the visitors had the final say just before the break when a surging run from Carwyn Roberts teed up Adam Thomas for the touch down. Pierce added the extras.

Things got even better for the Cofis shortly after the interval when another outstanding individual move from Roberts presented an opportunity to Liam Leung, who showed incredible determination to cross the white wash in the face of some fierce resistance.

Pierce slotted the conversion attempt and yet another penalty soon after to extend their advantage further, with the away side all-but securing their victory when an interception from hooker Gareth Pritchard eventually resulted in Dafydd Lloyd Williams going over.

Credit to the hosts, they kept plugging away and reduced the arrears on 70 minutes when scrum-half George Morris scramble over, but this joy proved to be short-lived as Sion Wyn Roberts notched the final score of the game for the visitors after good work from Armando Morgan for the bonus point. Pierce added the extras.

There was no such luck for Bro Ffestiniog and Llangefni, who were beaten at Bala and at home to Ruthin respectively.

Dolgellau remain in contention for the Division Two North crown thanks to a 43-5 triumph at Welshpool, but Bangor were heavily beaten 40-7 at Newtown.

Menai Bridge claimed Division Three North derby bragging rights with a narrow 16-13 victory over in-form Holyhead.