COBRA progressed to the semi-finals with a hard-fought 25-17 win over Builth Wells IIs in Llanidloes on Tuesday.

Josh Price crossed for the opening try to give Builth the lead but a sustained period of possession culminated in captain Aled Humphreys powering through before offloading to centre Richard Noakes to cross as COBRA replied.

Scrum-half Bryn Davies added a try to give COBRA a slender interval. lead.

Builth hit back early in the second-half with a try from Ted Davies before COBRA edged back in front through Will Worthington’s penalty.

Davies added his second try of the day as COBRA established a cushion only for Builth to set-up a thrilling finale when Neil Jerman crossed for a try, converted by Dan Davies.

COBRA finally sealed glory with a try from No8 Chris Morris, converted by Worthington to ensure the Meifod side’s progress.

Meanwhile Welshpool overcame Aberystwyth Athletic with a 24-14 win sealing their progress in the Cambrian Training Mid Wales Cup.

Tries from Jake Best, Toby Hodgson, Ryan Goodwin and Ally Evans, with a brace of conversions from Harry Davies, ensured Pool their place in the next round.

Elsewhere Newtown maintained their fitness levels during the Autumn break by hosting Aberystwyth in a friendly on Saturday.

Town utilised their squad against the strong Seasiders who marched to a convincing 57-17 win.

Youth team star Nat Jenkins stepped up to the senior squad with 18 year old prop Liam Morris also making his debut while former captain Glenn Lloyd and last season’s player of the year Ben Squibb made their comebacks.

A poor start from the hosts saw Aberystwyth race into a 20 point lead before Town regrouped and replied with three tries of their own.

Outside half Jenkins crossed to begin the fightback with his try converted by Jac Benyon-Thomas before Twm Jones maintained his fine season with a brace of tries.

However Aberystwyth proved formidable opposition and further tries ensured a comfortable victory.