COBRA made light work of lowly Abergele with a 38-10 win maintaining their North Wales League Two title bid

Richard Jones led the Meifod side to glory with a brace of tries while Iwan Vaughan, Jack Jukes, Bryn Davies and Bryn Edwards also crossed the whitewash with Wil Worthington adding four conversions.

However Newtown’s own bid faltered in a 21-6 defeat at Colwyn Bay.

Despite fielding an inexperienced front row of Ashley Evans, Bryant Galpin and Jac Benyon-Thomas the Mid Wales side refused to concede uncontested scrums and earned praise from the travelling faithful.

Two penalties from the boot of Gaz Williams were never going to be enough for Newtown with Bay securing victory with tries from Anthony Edwards and Chris Frost with John Astbury adding three penalties.

Newtown’s defeat allowed Wrexham to capitalise and reclaim second spot following a 39-7 win at home to Welshpool.

The home side had a bonus point in the bag by the interval before Pool reduced the arrears through captain Jake Best, converted by Tom Williams.

However Wrexham had the final say to complete their comfortable margin of victory on the Bryn Estyn mudbath.

Llanidloes had to hang on to seal an 8-5 win at home to Nant Conwy IIs at Cae Hafren.

On a wet and windy day in Mid Wales the first-half gave neither side cause for cheer before the hosts led when hooker Ieuan Phillips crossed the whitewash following a spell of forward pressure.

However the visitors were soon back in the game with a try of their own before Llanidloes regained the advantage through the boot of Carwyn Williams to just edge the spoils.

Elsewhere the Machynlleth third division promotion bid remained on course with a 12-5 win at Rhos.

Tries from Ifor Evans and Gerwyn Coleman with one conversion from Kameron Simmons-Sandy ensured the Mid Wales side maintained their challenge to join their local rivals in the second tier next season.