NANT Conwy lost top spot in WRU National League Division One North after a 33-22 home defeat to title rivals Pwllheli.

The hotly contested affair saw the defending champions fall to their first loss of the season against the 2017 title winners, who got off to a strong start and crossed the white wash on six minutes through John Pugh.

Nant reduced the deficit soon after courtesy of a Steffan Horan penalty on 12 minutes, but the visitors extended their advantage during a physical first period when Dafydd Anwyl powered his way over for their second try. Osian Parry-Jones fired over the extras.

This was met by a strong response by the home side, who dotted over for their opening score on 32 minutes when Ifan Jones touched down, with Horan drilling over the conversion attempt.

After the interval saw Pwll’ re-impose themselves on proceedings and another impressive set pf phases saw Ianto Parry go over on 51 minutes which the returning Nick Butterworth converted, but Nant were not going down without a fight and made it a four-point game on 64 when Carwyn Ellis crossed the line. Horan added the extras.

Visiting back Tom Parry proved to be the difference between the two sides late on, helping himself to a pair of tries which were both converted by Butterworth, and despite Caron Davies going over for the hosts late on it was not enough to prevent defeat.

Llandudno took full advantage of the slip-up and now head the top-flight standings after a resounding 33-5 bonus point victory at Denbigh.

The Goats extended their perfect start to the season in fine style thanks to yet another dazzling attacking performance, and they currently enjoy a one-point cushion at the summit with a game in hand.

Rachel Taylor’s Colwyn Bay seem to have hit their stride in recent weeks, and they continued their recent run of good results with an emphatic 83-7 home win over Abergele to book their place in the WRU Bowl third round.