MACHYNLLETH climbed to second in North Wales League Three with a 52-0 hammering of basement side Mold IIs.

Kameron Simmonds-Sandy won the man of the match plaudits with three tries and six conversions while Ryan Blockley, Gerwyn Coleman, Richard Rees, Steffan Price and the the returning Tommy Thorndyke also crossed the whitewash.

Welshpool’s derby clash with Llanidloes was cancelled due to a waterlogged pitch while Newtown strengthened their North Wales League Two title bid with a 30-10 victory at Abergele.

Town made the trip without several regular players but made the return home with a precious bonus point victory.

Newtown’s pack imposed themselves early in the game with veteran prop Melvin Lewis contributing to a dominant scrum with concerted pressure resulting in two penalties from Gareth Williams.

Tom Andrew opened the try scoring by forcing his way over the line from short range for Williams to convert.

Abergele reduced the arrears with an unconverted try before pressure resulted in Newtown being awarded a penalty try.

Abergele remained in contention with a second unconverted try before the break.

Newtown rang the changes at the break with youngsters Liam Morris and Saul Beck introduced.

Newtown made the points safe after the break with wing Will Whittington releasing Tom Woodward to cross for a try before a sweeping back row move led to Junior Dean crashing over to clinch a bonus point.