BETHESDA’s incredible start to the season gained another significant milestone following a 26-10 home victory over Dunvant.

The Specsavers National League Division One North side were at their brilliant best to advance in the National Plate against the Swansea-based side, displaying the sort of grit and determination that has seen them open their campaign firing on all cylinders.

A rampant start saw Pesda pull clear during the opening quarter of the clash, and although the visitors made a fight of things after the break it was not enough to prevent the hosts from seeing out the game in comfortable fashion to book their place in the hat.

There was no such luck for Pwllheli, who were ousted from the competition with a 31-17 home loss at the hands of Ammanford.

The hosts were on the wrong end of the result during what was an extremely physical game throughout against the South Walians, leaving Pwll’ concentrating on regaining their top-flight title they last won in 2016.

There was contrasting fortunes in the Specsavers National Shield first round with Holyhead triumphing 34-12 at home to a formidable Ruthin Seconds side, but Menai Bridge were unable to reach the second round thanks to a 35-5 loss to Wrexham 2nds.

The only Division One North game of the weekend saw Llangefni blitzed by early pacesetters Ruthin in a heavy 74-7 reverse on their travels.