WELSHPOOL crashed to heavy 43-3 defeat at home to Rhyl in North Wales League Two.

A Dylan Walton penalty proved scant consolation for the Mid Wales hosts as Rhyl eased to an emphatic victory courtesy of a hat-trick of tries from Reeve Wright and four conversions from the boot of Richie Williams.

Meanwhile Llanidloes’ testing start to the season continued with a resounding 81-14 defeat at Mold.

Tries from full back Richard Pryce and prop Morgan Davies were both converted by Carwyn Williams but Llanidloes proved no match for the dominant hosts.

Elsewhere Newtown celebrated a 28-17 victory at home to Bangor.

Town never looked back after Jac Benyon-Thomas opened the try count with Dylan Leach adding a quickfire brace of tries.

Man of the match Josh Jones scored Town’s final try with a solo run down the touchline leaving several defenders in his wake with captain Gaz Williams converted all four tries to give the hosts a healthy lead.

Bangor rallied after the break and reduced the arrears with three late tries but Town held firm for glory.

Meanwhile Machynlleth maintained their early season promise with a 46-12 win at Llangefni IIs in division three.

Jake Hinge played a key role with a try, four conversions and a penalty while Steffan Price also crossed for a brace of tries.

Hugh Hughes, Tomos Ifan, Dean Thomas and Steff Nutting tries completed Machynlleth’s tally.

Llangefni replied with tries from Dylan Roberts and Sion Roberts who also added one conversion for the islanders.