COBRA played their part in nine goal thriller before slipping to a 27-24 defeat at Caernarfon in the North Wales Women’s League top of the table clash.

The tone was set early with the Meifod side leading with a quick tap penalty and try from Ffion Williams with the conversion kicked by Jaya Whittingham.

However the North Wales side, in their first season in the league following relegation from the National League, stormed back to lead 17-7 at the break with three tries and a conversion.

COBRA came close to reducing the arrears on half-time only for Cat Davies to be held up on the line.

COBRA came out fighting in the second-half with half back Grace Potter breaking the defence and crossing the try line followed by a Jaya Whittingham conversion.

Caernarfon replied with a try of their own but COBRA remained in the hunt with a try from wing Adelaide Edwards before player of the match Libby Jones crossed for a try to put her side ahead for the first time.

However it was not to be and with the last action of the game the home side crossed for the decisive try.

Club spokesperson Ffion Williams said: “The game was a spectacle for the crowd with both teams displaying heroic tackling and attacking skills.

“Despite losing COBRA gained three bonus points to leave title contest open.”