BETHESDA’s unbeaten start to the season ended with a spirited 13-7 home defeat to Llandudno.

The home side’s enthusiasm saw the game’s first yellow card after just two minutes when prop Jack Owens was sent to the sin bin, and the defending champions made them pay soon after when Morgan Owen rounded off a sustained period of pressure by powering his way over the try-line. Ryan Pike added the extras.

This provoked a strong response from the home side, who got themselves back into the contest midway through the half when a well-worked passing move saw Gethin Harper go over for the touch down, with Gethin Long’s successful conversion levelling matters.

Another needless penalty from the home side saw Pike drill his first penalty of the contest to give the visitors a slender three-point cushion heading into the break, and the same player was on hand to fire another free-kick through the upright for the only points of the second period to ensure another win.

There was better fortune for Pwllheli, who secured a resounding 47-15 home win over Llangefni, and Dolgellau managed to achieve a 20-6 bonus point success over Denbigh.

Bro Ffestiniog held on for a 15-7 home win over COBRA, with Caernarfon falling to a 32-15 reverse at Ruthin.

Bangor’s indifferent start to the Specsavers Two North season goes on after a 28-17 loss at Newtown, and the Division Three North duo of Llangefni 2nds and Menai Bridge were beaten by Mold 2nds and Machynlleth respectively.