PWLLHELI advanced to the WRU National Plate second round with an emphatic 38-7 win at COBRA.

The Specsavers One North title hopefuls were in ruthless mood during the one-sided cup clash, which saw the visitors run in a number of tries to overwhelm their opponents from start to finish.

Bro Ffestiniog also booked their place in the hat with a dramatic 20-18 triumph at Dolgellau, with the visitors emerging victorious after withstanding a consistent period of pressure in the closing stages to achieve success.

Also into the next round are Bethesda after their weekend opponents Denbigh withdrew from the competition, but there was no such luck for Caernarfon after they were thrashed 85-0 at all-conquering champions Llandudno.

Llangefni bowed out of the Plate in disappointing fashion on home soil, losing 48-0 to a formidable Bala outfit.

Bangor’s WRU National Bowl quest ended at the first hurdle thanks to a 25-18 loss at Welshpool despite a spirited display, but there was better fortune for Holyhead in Specsavers Three North as they secured a resounding 38-0 bonus point home triumph over Flint.

Menai Bridge were beaten 46-20 at Wrexham 2nds, with Pwllheli 2nds and Llangefni 2nds also tasting reverses against Mold 2nds and Ruthin 2nds respectively.