COBRA went top of division two of the North Wales League with a 32-22 derby victory at Llanidloes.

Fly-half Will Worthington kicking COBRA ahead with an early penalty before increasing their lead with Worthington linking with scrum-half Bryn Davies for centre Aled Humphreys to cross with Worthington adding the extras before kicking his second penalty of the day.

COBRA were rewarded for their powerful carries with a try from Davies, converted by Worthington.

Llanidloes were left with a mountain to climb when they were reduced to 14 men for dissent.

Despite their numerical disadvantage the hosts rallied with a try from No8 Dick Jones before the break.

COBRA looked to have sealed glory when Hywel Jones crashed over early in the second-half.

However it was Jones’ last act of the match and was joined by centre Iwan Vaughan in hobbling off injured while second row Lloyd Bright and hooker Steve Isaac endured stints in the sin bin.

Llanidloes rallied with a try from Paul Jehu before wing Richard Pryce crossed for a try, converted by Carwyn Williams before COBRA settled their nerves with a try from flanker Daniel Jones, converted by Worthington.

Both sides felt the wrath of the referee with home wing Pryce joined by COBRA flanker Chris Morris in the sin bin.

Jehu crossed for his second try of the day as Llanidloes ended the game on top but COBRA were not to be denied.

Meanwhile Welshpool toasted a 29-17 win at Abergele.

Tries from Jake Best, Euan Harris, Nick Bishop, Ryan Goodwin and Rhys Williams clinched the spoils with Tom Williams adding two conversions.