DOLGELLAU’s hopes of lifting the WRU National League Division Two North crown are over after a 17-3 defeat to COBRA.

The promotion hopefuls were left counting the cost of a series of errors against the newly crowned champions, but they can hold a two-point advantage over Wrexham with one game remaining in the race for second.

Division One North side Bethesda ended their season on a high with a narrow 26-24 win at Mold, with Pwllheli losing 46-26 at Denbigh.

Menai Bridge secured derby bragging rights in Division Three North thanks to a 14-10 triumph at Holyhead.

The visitors took an early advantage when scrum-half Ed Williams broke through the home rearguard for an unconverted score, and they extended their cushion to eight soon after thanks to a well-struck penalty from Dion McGrath.

The hosts did manage to get themselves on the scoresheet towards the end of the first half through a free-kick of their own that was despatched by Robin Cox, and they seized the initiative early in the second period when a surging drive from their pack saw Meirion Evans cross the white wash. Cox added the extras.

Another McGrath penalty for the away side saw them regain the lead, with Holyhead missing tw penalties midway through the half that had a huge say on the overall outcome.

A series of infringements saw the trusted boot of McGrath fire over his third penalty of the contest to round off the scoring late on.