LLANDUDNO’s unbeaten start to the season continued with a hard-fought 13-7 win at Bethesda.

The Goats’ were made to work hard for their latest win at a physical Pesda side who also went into the game undefeated after an impressive start to their Specsavers One North campaign.

The home side’s enthusiasm saw the game’s first yellow card after just two minutes when prop Jack Owens was sent to the sin bin, and the defending champions made them pay soon after when Morgan Owen rounded off a sustained period of pressure by powering his way over the try-line. Ryan Pike added the extras.

This provoked a strong response from the home side, who got themselves back into the contest midway through the half when a well-worked passing move saw Gethin Harper go over for the touch down, with Gethin Long’s successful conversion levelling matters.

Another needless penalty from the home side saw Pike drill his first penalty of the contest to give the visitors a slender three-point cushion heading into the break, and the same player was on hand to fire another free-kick through the upright for the only points of the second period to ensure another win.

Nant Conwy were also involved in a closely fought contest before eventually emerging victorious by a score of 22-20 at home to Bala.

A tense affair saw both sides show flashes of brilliance, but the game went in favour of the home side thanks to some sterling defence in the closing stages.

Colwyn Bay had something to show for their efforts at Specsavers Two North rivals Abergele, with the derby encounter ending in a 6-6 stalemate.