CONWY CELTS are shaping up for a title showdown with Prestatyn Panthers next week after winning their North Wales Rugby League Conference semi-final with Deeside Dragons.
Despite torrential rain making conditions tough, both sides played some great rugby, with the Dragons opening the scoring with a well-worked converted try under the posts en-route to a 12-0 advantage.
Realising they were in a contest, the Celts pulled a try back through scrum half David Patterson, which he also converted, but a third score for the Dragons gave them a 18-6 lead at the break.
The Celts returned a different team after the break, with Sam Brain and James Gregson both scoring to get them back in contention, with Patterson converting both.
His magic boot also added a magnificent drop goal to take the lead, and though the Dragons worked hard to get back on level terms, another try two minutes from time, again converted by Patterson, sealed a 25-18 win.
Mike Pearce was named man of the match, and the Celts will now tackle Prestatyn Panthers at Brookfield Drive on Saturday, August 18 at 4pm for the Conference title.
The match follows a junior rugby league tournament with sides coming from Liverpool, Cheshire and North Wales, which kicks off at 2pm.