BETHESDA’s formidable start to the Specsavers National League Division One North campaign continued with an 18-9 success at Dolgellau.

The in-form side were made to work incredibly hard for their latest victory that keeps them right in contention at the summit alongside defending champions Llandudno.

They began the contest in dominant fashion but had to wait until the half hour mark to finally break the deadlock when some quick thinking from scrum-half Carwyn Williams resulted in the game’s first try. Gethin Long added the extras.

The home side did manage to get themselves on the scoresheet just before the break when Gwion Jones successfully converted a penalty, and he struck another free-kick between the upright shortly after the interval to make it a one-point contest.

Jones’ efforts with the boot saw the hosts go ahead for the first time with another penalty that also saw Pesda prop Scott Bullock sin-binned, but a standout display from Long in the closing stages ensured the second-placed side came away with the points.

The talented back despatched two penalties and also crossed the white wash to lead his side to glory.

Caernarfon also turned in a superb display to come away from their home clash against COBRA with a convincing 21-3 triumph, with Llangefni digging deep to achieve a 32-20 bonus point win over Denbigh.

There was no such luck for Bro Ffestiniog, who were downed 43-8 at home by Nant Conwy, and Pwllheli suffered a narrow 23-22 home loss to Bala.

Bangor’s Division Two North form continued to dip with a 19-6 defeat at Abergele, with Division Three North outfit Menai Bridge losing 28-10 at Ruthin 2nds.

Holyhead managed to further boost their title credentials thanks to a hard-fought 25-10 victory at Rhos.