COBRA ended second best at Bala in the latest group action in the WRU Plate.

Jack Jukes and Ollie Morgan crossed for tries with Wil Worthington adding one conversion but it was not enough to prevent their side slipping to a 37-12 defeat.

Meanwhile Welshpool came out on top in a 19-8 bowl win at home to Llanidloes.

Harry Davies starred with two tries with Jason Isaac also crossing and Tom Williams added two conversions to cancel Mike Silvester’s try and penalty in reply.

County Times: Action from COBRA's clash at Bala. Picture by Trevor Edwards.

Action from COBRA's clash at Bala. Picture by Trevor Edwards.

Newtown celebrated a 31-19 win at Oswestry IIs with Will Whittington leading the way with two tries while Kyle Rowlands also crossed and Tom Jarman completed the tally with two conversions and four penalties.

Meanwhile COBRA stormed to a 54-0 win over Bala in a youth league fixture,

Rob Irving starred with three tries while Hari Davies, Josh Evans, Lennox McDonald, Wil Lydford and Tom Griffiths also crossed the whitewash with the latter also kicking seven conversions.

COBRA made light work of Shotton in the North Wales Women’s League with the Meifod side returning home 93-12 winners.

Libby Jones, Grace Mamford and Kim Thurlow each crossed for tries each while Ffion Williams crossed twice with Cat Davies, Kirsty Walsh, Meg Wigley and Jaya Whittingham tries completing the scoring.

Whittingham added nine conversions with Thurlow also kicking five.

County Times: Action from Welshpool's clash with Llanidloes. Picture by Gary Williams.

Action from Welshpool's clash with Llanidloes. Picture by Gary Williams.

Builth Wells paid the price for a lack of match time in a 25-18 defeat at Bedlinog in the WRU Plate.

Builth struggled to impose themselves on the game with both sides struggling to understand the referee s interpretation of the laws on a frustrating afternoon in south Wales.

After taking the lead with a Rhys Davies try, converted by Aled Jones, the Bulls found themselves on the back foot with Bedlinog dominating the breakdown, with tries either side of half time seeing the hosts establish an 18-13 lead with 10 minutes to go.

The Bulls spurned chances to get back in the game when on an exciting attack missed an opportunity to go wide with players to spare on the Bedlinog line and the try went begging.

County Times: Action from Welshpool's clash with Llanidloes. Picture by Gary Williams.

Action from Welshpool's clash with Llanidloes. Picture by Gary Williams.

The hosts wrapped up the win with an interception try but Builth managed to claw a try back through Rhodri Jones, converted by Aled Jones who also kicked two penalties.

The Bulls had an opportunity at the death to earn a draw but the powerful Bedlinog pack won the turnover which ended a spirited Builth come back

Coach Ben Duggan insisted his charges would have to improve ahead of their weekend derby against Brecon but hoped his side had now shaken off their lack of match fitness following a month without any competition.

Duggan said: “We were very rusty after a month with no games and it showed in the early exchanges, we had plenty of possession but struggled to maintain pressure on them consistently losing the breakdown battle

“We must improve dramatically this week if we are to go to local rivals Brecon on Saturday and earn a result.

“We will be hoping to strengthen the squad with flankers Ash Mills, Sion Coyle and full back Steff Towns available for selection again.”

County Times: Action from Welshpool's clash with Llanidloes. Picture by Gary Williams.

Action from Welshpool's clash with Llanidloes. Picture by Gary Williams.

Elsewhere Llandrindod Wells lost out by three points in a 29-26 defeat at home to Crickhowell in the WRU Shield.

Crickhowell led with two tries from Harry Summers, converted by Tom Keane who also kicked a penalty before the Spamen hit back with a try from Dan Oakley, converted by Ash Hammond.

Crickhowell responded with a try from Robbie Lewis, again converted by Keane.

The hosts reduced the arrears with a tries from Elliot Watkins and Lewis Prynne, converted by Hammond, before Max Hilliard crossed to give the Spamen the lead.

However with seconds remaining Darren Roe darted over to clinch a thrilling victory for Crickhowell to deny the hosts.

Junior results: Aberystwyth U15s 7 COBRA U15s 34; COBRA U13s 45 Nant Conwy U13s 12; Mold U9s 15 COBRA U9s 20.