MENAI Bridge were unable to end their season with silverware as they fell to a 25-10 Gwynedd Cup final reverse at the hands of Nant Conwy Seconds.

The Conwy Valley side took control of proceedings early on and scored their first try of the showcase after just five minutes when a powerful surge from close range saw Iwan Jones touch down. Gwion Ellis Jones fired over the conversion attempt.

Bridge responded with a lengthy spell of possession and they were rewarded for their improved play when Dion McGrath fired over a penalty soon after to reduce the arrears.

They were unable to penetrate the Nant rearguard thereafter, and Ellis Jones restored their seven-point cushion with a superb free-kick of their own before Derwyn Williams’ quick-thinking saw him cross the white wash for an unconverted score just before the interval.

After the break saw Bridge once again control the majority of possession in the opening exchanges, but their inability to force their way past the determined Nant rearguard would come back to haunt them as the boot of Ellis Jones extended their advantage with another penalty following a series of infringements.

This was swiftly followed by a scintillating try from the talented Carwyn Owen, who demonstrated his supreme pace to outrun the Bridge back-line to score. Caron Evans added the extras to all-but seal the trophy.

Adam Goodwin benefitted from a strong Bridge ruck to go over for their only try of the final, which was converted by McGrath, but it was unable to prevent Nant from emerging victorious in comfortable fashion to secure a memorable league and cup double.