CAERNARFON were unable to cause a major upset at Specsavers National League Division One North leaders Llandudno in a 53-12 reverse.

The defending champions broke the deadlock after just eight minutes when Ryan Pike dotted over.

Dale Davies extended their advantage with a well-worked try on 23 minutes, which was converted by Arthur Lennon, and Bob Davies increased their cushion further with a touch down with 33 on the clock.

The hosts finished the half on a high when Byron Davies notched his first try of the afternoon after another period of pressure, but the Cofis’ kept plugging away despite the deficit and got their first points of the game through a Rhodri Davies score that he also converted.

A strong start to the second half saw the visitors reduce the arrears when Mac Jones powered his way over, which turned out to be their final points of the game thanks to a formidable response from the champions elect.

The home side all-but secured the points through a Lloyd Evans score, and the Goats’ were awarded a penalty try on 70 minutes following an infringement.

They ended the game in style with a flurry of tries in quick success, with Rhys Henderson securing a brace and a solitary score from Morgan Owen doing the damage.

Lennon rounded off the scoring with two conversions to cap another impressive win for the undefeated side.

There was better fortune for Dolgellau, who picked up a vital 15-0 win at Bro Ffestiniog to move above Denbigh in their fight to avoid the drop.

Menai Bridge’s Division Three North clash against Llangefni 2nds was abandoned due to a serious injury, with all other fixtures falling foul of the weather.