LLANDUDNO struck a telling blow in their quest for back-to-back titles with a 41-10 home victory over Pwllheli.

The defending Specsavers National League Division One North champions moved the fixture to the all-weather surface at Parc Eirias due to the recent adverse weather conditions and made the most of their new surroundings with a standout display on both sides of the ball.

They were rewarded for some early pressure on 13 minutes when Billy McQueenie bundled his way over the try-line following a line-out, and this was followed by another score with 28 on the clock as Dave Davies crossed the white wash following a fine piece of individual skill from Ryan Pike.

The impressive Pike added the conversion to increase their advantage further, but Pwll’ responded well and notched their first points of the clash when Nick Butterworth successfully despatched a penalty.

A stunning drop-goal from Arthur Lennon ensured the Goats’ had the final say of an entertaining first period, but the away side reduced their disadvantage following the interval when a superb passing move saw Butterworth go over for a try that he also converted.

This was met by a strong response from the hosts, who dotted over once again when Morgan Owen burst through the Pwll’ rear-guard for a sore under the posts, with Pike adding the extras on 53 minutes.

The title favourites ended the game in style with tries from Lennon and Aled Meredith to secure their bonus point, with Pike hitting one of the conversion attempts to round off the scoring.

There was no such luck for Nant Conwy, who exited the Specsavers National Plate after they were downed 17-14 at home by Aberdare despite a spirited effort in difficult conditions.

Colwyn Bay picked up their best result of the campaign to date in Specsavers National League Division Two North, securing a 24-0 shutout victory at Nant Conwy 2nds.