WELSHPOOL hit back from an early set-back to celebrate a 22-7 victory over Abergele in division two of the North Wales League.

A huge effort to drain the Maesydre surface saw players and officials combine their efforts to ensure the match was played.

The basement visitors forged ahead with a converted try separating the sides at the break.

However Pool stormed back after the interval with Matt Roberts crossing in the corner before Tom Worthy charged over the line.

Further tries from Rhys Williams and Ally Evans settled the outcome with Tom Williams adding one conversion as Pool toasted a deserved win.

Meanwhile Llanidloes steamrollered Bangor with a 40-7 victory at a heavy Cae Hafren.

Sam Jones laid the foundations for victory with the full-back crossing for a brace of early tries before releasing wing James Davies for a try.

Bangor rallied after the break and reduced the arrears with a converted try before Llanidloes regained their control of proceedings.

Dan Short’s try sealed Llanidloes a bonus point before Jones completed his man of the match display with his third try of the day.

Dafydd Duggan marked his arrival from the bench with a last gasp try with the Llanidloes tally completed by Adam Price who kicked five conversions.

COBRA’s clash with leaders Dinbych and Newtown’s trip to Wrexham were both victims of the weather.

Meanwhile Machynlleth celebrated a morale boosting 31-17 win at Benllech in division three.

Despite making the trip to Anglesey with just 12 men the Mid Wales side were grateful to the hosts for the loan of several players.

Machynlleth prevailed with tries from Richard Rees, James Owen and Mike Kendall with James Owen converting each and completing his side’s tally with his boot.