LLANGEFNI produced their finest win of the season to date with an 11-10 triumph at Bala.

The inconsistent Specsavers National League Division One North outfit dug deep in the closing stages to emerge victorious against a side expected to be challenging for honours at the end of the campaign.

Despite the eventual result, it was the home side who drew first blood with the game’s first try on ten minutes, which was converted, but Cefni grew into the contest soon after thanks in no small part to the contribution of brother duo Dion and Cai Oliver.

A consistent period of pressure saw them get off the mark thanks to a well-struck penalty from Greg Horsman, and a scintillating attacking move just before the break saw full back Gethin Andrew cross the white wash to end the half on a high.

After the interval saw talented back Ioan Jones come within inches of extending Cefni’s advantage when his run was thwarted on the line, and the hosts managed to get their noses in front once again midway through the half with another penalty.

The crucial moment of the game when the visitors were presented with another free-kick late on after good work from John Hughes and skipper Tom Owen, which was easily despatched by Horsman to make it a one-point game once again.

Cefni had to withstand some serious pressure in the dying moments to achieve a notable success.

Bethesda’s fading title hopes were dealt another setback as they were beaten 20-22 at home by Denbigh, with Caernarfon no match for Nant Conwy in a 36-5 reverse.

There was better fortune for Pwllheli, who edged out 16-8 on their travels, and Dolgellau had nothing to show from a spirited display in a 22-15 home loss to championship contenders Ruthin.

Bangor’s Division Two North showdown with Colwyn Bay ended in a thrilling 22-22 draw, and Holyhead’s Division Three North promotion hopes were bolstered thanks to a 54-10 rout over Llangefni 2nds.