LLANIDLOES continue to set the pace at the top of the second division following a 20-14 win at Colwyn Bay.

The home side weathered an early storm of pressure before Llanidloes opened the scoring with Paul Jehu and Harry Jerman linking for Gareth Anwyl to cross for a try, converted by Carwyn Williams.

Bay hit back with a try and conversion from Oliver Powell before Llanidloes took control with No8 Anwyl crossing for his second try with Williams converting and adding a penalty.

A second try and conversion from Powell kept Bay in the hunt but Williams’ penalty ensured Llanidloes maintained their 100 per cent record.

Meanwhile Newtown marked President’s Day with a 64-17 thrashing of an outclassed Rhyl.

Tries from Gareth Williams, Ashley Paget, Rowan Swanson, Jac Benyon-Thomas and Chris Jones gave Town a commanding interval lead.

After the break Jones added his second try of the day while Will Whittington, Callum Wall, Jack Bennett and debutant Nat Jenkins completed the try count while Williams kicked seven conversions before a late Rhyl rally yielded two late tries.

Elsewhere COBRA laid down a promotion marker with a battling 15-13 win over Dolgellau.

Stand-off Will Worthington kicked an early penalty for COBRA before Gareth Hughes replied with the boot for the visitors.

Dolgellau dominated much of the half with COBRA defending resolutely until its defence was breached on the stroke of half-time with flanker Guto Hughes scrambling over.

COBRA started the second-half on top and a prolonged passage of play culminated in hooker Steve Isaac releasing prop Nico Williams to cross with Worthington converting.

Soon after wing Ieuan Williams raced home from long distance to cross for an unconverted try

Dolgellau never gave up and set-up a tense finale when Rhys Roberts crashed over for an unconverted try as the Meifod side held out for glory.

Elsewhere Welshpool held out to claim a confidence boosting 30-27 win at home to Bangor to climb the table.

Ryan Goodwin starred with two tries for the hosts with Joe Stranks, Meical Jones and Tom Davies also crossing the whitewash while one Dylan Walton conversion and Tom Williams penalty earned Pool the hard-fought spoils at Maesydre

Machynlleth completed a clean sweep of Montgomeryshire victories with a 26-12 win at home to Llangefni IIs in division three.

Ryan Blockley and the dependable Gerwyn Coleman shared the limelights with two tries each while Ifor Evans and Tomos Ifan completed the try count for Mach with Kameron Simmonds Sandy enjoying a successful day with the extras.

Llangefni replied with tries from Gareth Pawson and Ioan Davies with Ifan Hughes kicking one conversion.