BETHESDA head the early WRU National League Division One North standings after a hard-fought 26-21 bonus point victory at Llangefni.

The in-form side made it two wins in succession thanks to a battling display in difficult conditions, with not much separating the two sides throughout.

Pesda displayed their resilience in the face of some stern pressure in the closing stages, which was enough to see them move one point clear of defending champions Nant Conwy.

Caernarfon were brought back down to earth after their opening day success with a heavy 43-14 loss at a powerful Pwllheli outfit, with Bro Ffestiniog’s home tie with newly promoted Denbigh postponed due to the adverse weather conditions.

WRU National League Division Two North side Bangor began their campaign in lacklustre fashion with a 17-10 loss at Teirw Nant, with Menai Bridge and Llangefni Seconds sharing an 8-8 draw in their Division Three North clash.

Holyhead turned in a sensational display of attacking rugby to record an 86-0 home victory over Benllech to pick up their first win of the season at the second time of asking.