NANT Conwy kept the pressure on WRU National League Division One North leaders Llandudno with a 31-25 home victory over Bethesda.

The defending champions were made to work for their success against a spirited Pesda outfit who made things interesting in the second period, and the all-conquering side will be looking for yet another triumph this Saturday during their trip to newly promoted Denbigh.

The home side got off to a positive start and they notched the first try of the contest after ten minutes when Tom Oliver finished off a fine team move, with Steffan Horan successful with the conversion attempt.

There was further cause for celebration after 19 minutes when Robin Parry burst over for an unconverted score, but Pesda hit back almost instantly to get themselves on the scoreboard when Ryan Nunes crossed the white wash with 21 gone. Gerwyn Thomas added the extras.

This provoked a strong response from the hosts, who extended their cushion on 32 minutes when Gareth Davies touched down, and Carwyn Ellis also managed to go over with 35 on the clock. Horan despatched both conversions.

Pesda finished the half strongly with Nunes’ second score of the contest that was converted by Thomas, but the home side came out after the interval with yet another score courtesy of Jack Moriarty on 43 minutes.

The away side pulled themselves together and mounted a strong fightback for the remainder of the half, with a try coming from Dafid Wyn and two penalties from the assured boot of Thomas.

This was not enough to salvage something from the clash as the title hopefuls held firm in the closing stages for another resolute success.