BANGOR claimed derby bragging rights with a 29-10 Gwynedd Cup win over Menai Bridge.

The home side wasted no time in stamping their authority on proceedings and went ahead early on when number eight Andy Baston powered his way over the line, and the same player produced another moment of individual quality for his second score of the contest soon after.

This was met by a strong response from the visitors, who got themselves back into the tie courtesy of a well-worked try of their own from winger Sion Owen, and Bridge made further pressure count when Conor Hughes collected superbly from a close-range line out before touching down.

That was as good as it got for the away side, with the hosts completely dominating proceedings in the second period and regained the upper hand moments after the restart when Calvin Williams crashed over following and impressive spell of phases, with Brain Butler and Dan Cranham also crossing the white wash to confirm their passage to the next stage of the competition.

Also through to the next round are Holyhead, who held off a stern fightback from Caernarfon Seconds to eventually emerge with a thrilling 37-35 home triumph.

WRU National League Division Two North title chasers Dolgellau moved to within 12 points of leaders COBRA thanks to an emphatic 29-7 bonus point win at basement dwellers Abergele, and they also have three games in hand on the current pacesetters.