WELSHPOOL claimed the derby bragging rights with a comprehensive 32-0 victory at home to Newtown in North Wales League Two to end a two decade wait for a win over their rivals

The hosts enjoyed a dream start and led when new signing Carwyn Lee crossed for the opening try with outside half Dylan Walton adding the extras.

Pool continued to tackle well and succeed in several turn overs before No8 Ryan Goodwin raced through for the hosts second try on 13 minutes.

Welshpool found gaps in the Newtown defence and extended their lead further on half an hour with Joe Stranks powering over for a try.

The home side secured the bonus point before half-time with second row Max Cadwallader driven over for his side’s fourth try.

Walton added a penalty early in the second-half before the dominant hosts rang the changes with the derby spoils already in the bag.

Welshpool completed their emphatic victory when flanker Tom Davies crossed following a forward drive to spark a night of celebrations for the home side.

Elsewhere Llanidloes’ poor start to the season continued with an emphatic 41-0 defeat at Rhyl.

Meanwhile COBRA’S first division clash at Llangefni and Machynlleth’s home meeting with Rhos in division three were both victims of the weather.