Newtown 29 Bangor 17

NEWTOWN lifted the North Wales Intermediate Plate for the second time in three years with victory over Bangor in Wrexham on Sunday.

Town dominated the first-half and worked through the phases in a patient opening spell before prop Twm Jones powered over for the opening try on 20 minutes.

Gareth Williams kept the scoreboard ticking with a penalty before wing Josh Cotton broke from his own half to add a second try.

Man of the match Huw Spear got the third try with a cheeky kick and chase to score under the posts with Williams’ conversion giving Town a 22-0 interval lead.

Town looked out of sight when Junior Dean crossed for a fourth try early in the second-half with Williams adding the extras.

Newtown made a host of changes and while providing fresh legs the tactic disrupted their rhythm and allowed the North Wales side back in the game.

Tries from Alex Roberts, Gruff Tudor and Dan Jones and one conversion from Darren Brace allowed Bangor to close the deficit but Town had already done enough to return the Plate to Mid Wales.

Newtown chairman Mark Lloyd praised the players following a memorable weekend for the club.

“Sunday was a notable day in our club’s progress as both the senior side and youth team competed in their respective cup finals,” said Lloyd.

NEWTOWN: Lloyd, Richards, T Jones, Pybus, T Andrews, Andrew, Squibb, Benyon-Thomas, Spear, Leach, Wall, Williams, Dean, Cotton, R Andrews. Reps - Paget, Heywood, Evans, Korkmaz, Owen, Rutter, Woosnam, Bennett