WELSHPOOL stormed to an 88-14 victory at home to Pwllheli in the Game On North Wales League on Sunday.

The North Wales side arrived with a depleted squad with home coach Rhys Roberts supplementing the visiting squad with several members of his own in a 13 a side match.

Becca Humpreys starred with a hat-trick of tries with Sally Humphreys, Ellie Davies and Rachel Ferguson also crossing the whitewash for two tries each.

Pool completed their try count with Grace Johns, Sharon Davies, Lottie Morris, Michelle Petryszyn and Sammy-Joe Mapp Lorimer crossing while Ellie Davies and Johns shared nine conversions.

Coach Roberts said: “Full credit to Pwllheli who made the long trip short of players but wanted to fulfil the fixture.

“I was happy to loan a few of our squad players out to ensure the game was played which is the main focus of the Game on North Wales League this season.

“It was a good display and we controlled the game from the start. We have a number of very talented players in the squad and the level of the squad has improved thanks to the regular competition.

“Hopefully the Game On North Wales League can continue to add sides for next season and continue to develop women’s rugby across North and Mid Wales.”

Meanwhile title chasing COBRA also celebrated a comfortable 48-12 win at home to Holyhead.

The sides were level pegging at the break with a try from COBRA’s Adelaide Edwards cancelled out by Holyhead’s Sophie Bradley-Jones.

However COBRA turned the screw after the break and led to victory by new arrival Lowri Williams who crossed for a brace of tries to lay the foundation for a convincing victory.

Further tries from Grace Hill, Ffion Williams, Gemma Robinson and Katie Evans followed before Edwards crossed for her second of the game to seal a satisfying win.

Ffion Williams kicked three conversions with Sarah Ellis also kicking a conversion as COBRA celebrated a comfortable margin of victory.

To their credit the island visitors never gave up and were rewarded for their endeavour with a consolation try from Rhodd Alaw-Parry but it was not enough to prevent COBRA celebrating another impressive win in their pursuit for honours.