WELSHPOOL led throughout to be crowned Cambrian Training Mid Wales Shield winners with a 27-20 win over Builth Wells IIs in Llanidloes on Saturday.

Pool raced into an early lead with tries from Sam Ward and Ryan Goodwin giving the Montgomeryshire side a dream start before the Bulls rallied and reduced the arrears with a try from wing Harry Jenkinson who added the extras.

Jenkinson added a penalty to restore parity before the interval.

Welshpool hit the ground running at the start of the second-half with two well worked team tries as Jason Isaac and Tom Davies each crossed the whitewash for unconverted tries.

Builth soon responded with veteran centre Gethin Davies breaking from his own half to release fly-half Ethan Johnston to cross for a try.

Welshpool looked to put the game to bed and looked to have sealed glory when a back row move culminated in a try for Joe Stranks with Tom Williams converting.

However Builth were not done yet and set up a tense finale when Davies fed Jenkinson to storm over the whitewash for a try with two minutes remaining.

Builth Wells laid siege during the final stages but battling Welshpool were not to be denied and held out to be crowned Cambrian Training Mid Wales Shield winners for a second successive season.