LLANDUDNO remain well on course to retain their Specsavers National League Division One North title thanks to a hard-fought 17-15 success at Bala.

The Goats’ emerged from a hugely physical encounter with another victory to extend their perfect league record, which leaves them three points clear of second-placed Ruthin with three games in hand.

In-form winger Rhys Henderson was giving the home rear-guard plenty to think about in the opening exchanges, but they weather the storm and took the lead through a well worked try which went unconverted.

This was met by a swift response from the visitors, who managed their first score of the contest thanks to a dazzling run and finish from Arthur Lennon, with the same player failing to despatch the conversion to leave the game tied.

The away side now had the ascendancy and they made more pressure count when Henderson fed flanker Bobby Davies, who had the simple task of crossing the white wash under the posts. Lennon added the extras.

A penalty from the home side reduced their advantage to four just before the interval, and they went ahead once again shortly after the restart with another unconverted try following a sustained period of pressure to open the second period.

The decisive moment arrived midway through the half when an impressive move from a line-out gave Henderson the ball in space, and the talented back made no mistake with the touch down to round off the scoring.

Division Two North side Colwyn Bay’s resurgence continued with a thumping 40-21 bonus point home triumph over Welshpool, and their youth side also secured an impressive North Wales Championship success with a thumping 66-14 rout over Llangefni.

There was no such luck for Teirw Nant, who suffered a blow to their Division Two North championship hopes with a 24-12 loss at league-leading Rhyl and District.