NEWTOWN stormed into the semi-finals of the North Wales Intermediate Cup with a 49-0 thrashing of Bangor at the Recreation Ground on Saturday.

Town looked to lift themselves following defeat to Wrexham in the league the previous week against a Bangor side which earned praise from the home faithful for honouring a midday kick-off with Wales playing Scotland later in the afternoon.

The first half was played in gale force winds with the home side struggling to get a foothold in the game while squandering several scoring opportunities.

Home flanker Kyle Rowlands marked his elevation from the youth team with a number of impressive tackle to earn the man of the match plaudits.

The deadlock was finally broken with the first half nearing its end when top scorer Twm Jones crossed the line for the first score of the game, converted by Gaz Williams.

Newtown were much improved after the break, running home six tries.

Williams cut through the centre of the field to score and added the conversion with further scores came from Greg Kiely and veteran tight head prop Melvyn Lewis with Junior Dean crossing for a brace of tries before Jack Beynon Thomas completed the scoring late on.

Williams mastered the conditions to convert all seven tries as Newtown toasted a dominant performance and a place in the semi-finals.