PWLLHELI’s hopes of regaining the Specsavers National League Division One North crown were dealt a blow as they were downed 41-10 at Llandudno.

The defending champions took the lead on 13 minutes when Billy McQueenie bundled his way over the try-line following a line-out, and this was followed by another score with 28 on the clock as Dave Davies crossed the white wash following a fine piece of individual skill from Ryan Pike.

The impressive Pike added the conversion to increase their advantage further, but Pwll’ responded well and notched their first points of the clash when Nick Butterworth successfully despatched a penalty.

A stunning drop-goal from Arthur Lennon ensured the Goats’ had the final say of an entertaining first period, but the away side reduced their disadvantage following the interval when a superb passing move saw Butterworth go over for a try that he also converted.

This was met by a strong response from the hosts, who dotted over once again when Morgan Owen burst through the Pwll’ rear-guard for a sore under the posts, with Pike adding the extras on 53 minutes.

The title favourites ended the game in style with tries from Lennon and Aled Meredith to secure their bonus point, with Pike hitting one of the conversion attempts to round off the scoring.

In-form Bethesda’s Specsavers National Plate campaign ended with a 30-5 loss at Birchgrove, but Holyhead produced a sensational effort in the National Shield to seal a 15-5 homer triumph over Brackla.

Bro Ffestiniog emerged with bragging rights with an 18-14 victory over Llangefni in Division One North, with Caernarfon falling to an 18-13 bonus point loss at Bala.

Bangor were heavily beaten 39-0 at home by rivals Rhyl and District in Division Two North.