LLANDUDNO are now just two points away from clinching the WRU National League Division One North title thanks to a sensational 23-3 win at in-form Ruthin.

The Goats all-but clinched the top flight crown with a resolute performance against a side who sat one place below them in the standings at the kick-off, and they can clinch the championship when they next take the field at Bethesda on Saturday.

A strong start from the visitors saw them unable to convert their pressure into point during the opening exchanges, but they did break the deadlock on 20 minutes when flanker Bob Davies powered his way over the line for a try that was converted by Arthur Lennon.

This was met by an impressive response from the home side, who got on the score-board after 25 minutes when full-back Nathan Jones despatched a penalty for what turned out to be their only points of the contest.

Lennon drilled over a free-kick of his own to restore the Goats’ seven-point cushion soon after, and they had to withstand some heavy pressure for the remainder of the first period to ensure they went into the break with a sender advantage.

The away side wasted no time in making an impact after the break thanks to a superb drop-goal from Lennon, and the former Nant Conwy standout put over another penalty after another infringement from the hosts.

The title favourites put the exclamation point on proceedings courtesy of a fine individual score from Oscar Lennon, with Arthur Lennon adding the extras to round off the scoring.

Nant Conwy moved up to second in the standings with a thumping 66-19 bonus point triumph over Mold in their final league fixture.

The 2018 champions will relinquish their title but will be encouraged by what they have seen from the squad, especially during the final stages of the campaign.