COBRA brought a successful campaign to an end with a 19-10 win over Llanidloes retaining the Cambrian Training Mid Wales Cup.

In a rematch of last season’s final the home side led when full-back Adam Price converted his own try after good work by Carwyn Williams.

COBRA dominated possession and territory but a lack of discipline from both sides culminated in flanker Alun Jones joining opposite number Dick Jones in the sin bin.

The Meifod side levelled on the stroke of half-time with Jack Jukes powering over from a five metre scrum with Llew Williamd adding the conversion to restore parity.

COBRA led for the first time early in the second-half with full-back Richard Jones breaking down the right flank to cross for a try.

Tempers boiled over soon after when a mass brawl erupted and led to the dismissal of COBRA flanker Alun Jones and Llanidloes duo Gary Horrigan and Rhys Owen.

Despite the numerical disadvantage the hosts made inroads into the deficit with a penalty from Price to set-up a tense finale.

However Llanidloes steadied the ship and brought the curtain down on a successful season with a try from centre Matthew Jones, converted by Llew Williams, to complete their victory.

COBRA captain Hywel Jones said: “‘It’s been a great season overall and we have achieved our main objective of getting promoted back into division one.

“To do so as league champions and Mid Wales Cup winners makes it even more special.

“It’s been a real squad effort this season and it’s been a pleasure captaining such a talented group of players.

“We will enjoy a few months of rest before regrouping for a hard pre season.”

Jones insisted the challenges ahead would be met at Cae Cobra as the Meifod side look to re-establish themselves at the top of North Wales rugby.

“It’s a tough league and we all know the challenges which lie ahead,” said Jones. “Hopefully we can keep the squad together and add a couple of players in key areas.”