BETHESDA geared up for their crunch clash at Specsavers National League Division One North champions Llandudno by overcoming a spirited Llangefni side 13-0 on their travels.

The current pacesetters had to be at their resolute best to secure another success in their pursuit of the crown, which leaves them five points clear of the Goats’ having played two games more ahead of a pivotal encounter at Maesdu Road on Saturday.

A strong start from the home side saw Pesda’s resistance tested to the limit, but they weathered the early storm and went ahead on the quarter hour mark through a well-struck penalty from Rhys Jones.

Cefni almost got their noses in front midway through the half but Cai Oliver was held up just over the try-line before the danger was finally averted, and Jones missed the chance to extend the visitors advantage when he steered another free-kick wide of the target.

After the break saw the hosts once again frustrated in their efforts to get on the score-board despite controlling possession during the opening exchanges, and they were made to pay late on when a superb break presented a chance to Paul Thomas, who crossed the white wash for an easy score.

Things went from bad to worse for the home side when Greg Horsman was carded, and Pesda took full advantage moments later when another fine passing move resulted in a touch down by Steffan Owain.

Pwllheli emerged from their home encounter against Caernarfon with a comfortable 26-8 bonus point success, but Dolgellau and Bro Ffestiniog were both downed on home soil by COBRA and Bala respectively.

Bangor failed to make a significant impact in the National League Division Two North title race as they were beaten 22-12 at Teirw Nant, but Holyhead’s quest for the Division Three North was enhanced thanks to a 25-0 derby day triumph over Menai Bridge.