NEWTOWN celebrated North Wales League Two derby glory over old enemy Welshpool thanks to a strong finish in a 33-11 victory at the Recreation Ground.

Welshpool led with an early penalty from Harry Davies before the hosts hit back with a penalty of their own from Gaz Williams.

Newtown led for the first time when Dafydd Thomas broke to offload to Ben Squibb to cross for the opening try with Williams adding the extras.

Pool remained in contention with a drop goal from Tom Williams and began the second-half with a bang with a try from Ryan Goodwin.

However Newtown kept their noses in front with Williams kicking three penalties and staunch defending from Junior Dean ensured Pool thwarted on the line as the visitors desperately sought a reply.

The home side introduced veteran prop Melvyn Lewis for the latter stages and the Bettws battering ram made an immediate impact with his aggressive scrummaging earning his side a penalty try,

Replacement Jack Bennett completed the scoring with a fine try converted by Williams to seal Newtown’s victory.

Meanwhile leaders COBRA ran riot in an 83-0 victory at home to Bangor.

Jack Jukes led the massacre with four tries with Richard Jones maintaining his fine form with a further three while Iolo White twice crossed the whitewash.

Iwan Vaughan, Rhodri Evans, Lee Hughes and Will Worthington completed the try count with the latter also adding nine conversions

However Llanidloes endured a day to forget with their depleted side crashing to an 80-12 defeat at Rhyl.

Jason Jehu and Carwyn Williams scored consolation tries with the latter adding one conversion on a day to forget for Llanidloes while James Fisher-Jones starred with a hat-trick of tries for the home side.

Reeve Wright, Ben Jones and Tom Williams each crossed twice with Che Hudson, Allan Davis and Stu Fellcrook tries and 10 conversions from Richie Williams completing the rout.

Meanwhile Machynlleth returned to winning ways with a 34-12 victory at home to Dinbych IIs to stay top of division three.

Kameron Simmonds Sandy and Ioan Jones shared the limelight with both contributing 17 points to their sides haul while the Denbigh visitors replied with tries from Ben Reed and Iwan Johnson who also added a conversion.

Elsewhere COBRA were held to a 10-10 draw at home to Pwllheli in the North Wales Youth Premiership with Rhys Price crossing for a try converted by Cian Roberts.