TWM Jones starred with a hat-trick of tries as Newtown prevailed 29-12 derby winners at Welshpool in division two of the North Wales League.

Pool broke the deadlock on 20 minutes with No8 Ryan Goodwin collecting a loose ball to charge upfield before possession was recycled to Tom Williams to cross for a try.

However Town soon hit back with Jones driven over following a line-out with Gareth Williams’ penalty giving the visitors a slender interval lead.

Town dominated the second-half as the Pool pack tired with captain and man of the match Ashley Paget crossing for a try.

Newtown completed their bonus point victory with Jones crossing twice in quick succession for his hat-trick with Williams adding the extras.

To their credit Pool had the final say with Jake Best crossing for a late consolation to ensure themselves plenty to build on.

Elswhere COBRA battled to a 14-5 win at Bangor to maintain their strong start to the season.

No8 Jack Jukes scored the only try of the first-half with Will Worthington adding the extras.

Jukes turned provider after the break and rode a few tackles before offloading to centre Ieuan Williams to crash over from close range with Worthington converting.

However Llanidloes set the pace at the top of the division after strolling to a 34-0 win at home to Rhyl.

Adam Price kicked two penalties to give Llanidloes the edge before both sides were reduced to 14 men following an altercation.

Two further penalties from Price gave Llanidloes a 12 point lead at the break.

Llanidloes’ dominant scrum won a penalty try early in the second-half and another Price penalty eased the hosts to a commanding 22 point lead.

Price gathered his own kick to cross for a try before full-back Carwyn Williams completed the try count following good work between Matt Jones and Arwel Lloyd with Price adding the extras.

Meanwhile Machynlleth ended with 14 men in a 25-11 defeat at Dinbych IIs in division three.

Veteran Rhys Morris crossed for a try with Will Taylor adding two penalties but the home side were not to be denied as tries from Dylan Easton, Rhys Johnson, Tom Wynne and Iwan Johnson along with a conversion and penalty from Ben Reed ensured victory.