PWLLHELI’s hopes of securing the WRU National League Division North title were dealt a significant blow with a 39-12 defeat at Llandudno.

The Goats extended their advantage at the summit over Pwll’ and Ruthin to seven points following the pivotal top-of-the-table clash, but despite the eventual result it was the visitors who notched the opening score when Gwilym Sion Parry went over for an unconverted try.

This was met by a swift response from the home side as Cameron Davies burst through for a touch down. Ryan Pike added the extras.

Both sides were evenly matched for the remainder of the first period, but the Goats’ turned the screw after the break and extended their advantage on 45 minutes when Oscar Lennon crossed the white wash, with Pike despatching the conversion.

Parry’s second try of the contest kept Pwll’ in contention soon after, which he also converted, but Lennon was proving difficult to handle and his took off on two occasions midway through the half to complete his hat-trick.

Pike added one conversion and a penalty to further enhance their lead, and the hosts put the exclamation point on proceedings with late scores from Morgan Owen and Lennon, who made it four on the afternoon to complete the rout for Kelvin Davies’ side.

Caernarfon all-but confirmed their league status for another season thanks to a 40-22 bonus point home triumph over Bro Ffestiniog, who sit second from bottom of the standings and four points adrift of Denbigh having played a game more.

Dolgellau boosted their Division Two North title aspirations with a 62-0 rout over Rhyl, with relegated Bangor securing a rare 27-17 success over Colwyn Bay.

Division Three North side Holyhead were in good form in their 45-7 home win over Rhos, with Llangefni Seconds securing a 36-31 victory against Flint.

There was no such luck for Menai Bridge, who were given a 91-0 thrashing by Pwllheli Seconds.