CAERNARFON laid down a WRU National League Division One North marker with an impressive 28-20 home win over Llangefni.

The Cofis were made to work hard for their opening day success but held their nerve late to get off to the best possible start against one of the more fancied sides operating within the division.

After falling behind to a Rhys Williams penalty early on, the home side notched the first try of the contest when winger Dylan Gwyn dotted over.

Dafydd Williams despatched the conversion and a free-kick of his own shortly after, but Cefni struck back thanks to a well-worked score from Ieuan Evans immediately following the setback.

Back came the hosts with another surging attack that resulted in Mac Jones crossing the white wash, but Evans touched down for his second of the afternoon after the break to get his side back into the contest.

The final quarter of the contest saw the Cofis come into their own, with Shaun Owen scoring a crucial try after good work from Gareth Patchett and Williams notching two penalties late on to confirm their triumph.

Bethesda also got their Division One North campaign off to a flyer with a dominant 34-8 bonus point home victory over Bro Ffestiniog, with Division Two title hopefuls Dolgellau starting as they mean to go on with a 26-3 triumph over Colwyn Bay.

There was no such luck for Division Three side Holyhead, who were on the wrong end of a 19-13 score at Rhos, but Menai Bridge fared far better during their visit to Denbigh Seconds but eventually fell to a 28-27 reverse.