NEWTOWN took their frustrations out on Shotton with a 28-13 win at the Recreation Ground in North Wales League Two.

Having been thrashed at Welshpool the previous week the home side were desperate to kickstart their season.

Two early penalties from full back Will Holloway gave Town a dream start before centre Dylan Leach crossed for the first try of the game.

The visitors reduced the arrears with a converted try but Town reaffirmed their superiority with a try from No8 Gaz Williams with the extras kicked by Holloway.

Newtown tightened their grip on the game with a well worked third try with Jac Benyon-Thomas crossing for a try which Holloway converted.

Newtown dominated the remainder of the game but could not find a fourth try to seal a bonus point with Shotton reducing the arrears with a late consolation try.

Meanwhile Welshpool were brought crashing back to earth following their first derby win over Newtown in two decades with a 30-12 defeat at Mold.

Llanidloes’ miserable campaign also continued with the Mid Wales side allowing the lead to slip in a 25-20 defeat at home to Abergele.

Andrew Griffiths, Ieuan Phillips and Jordan Phillips tries proved scant consolation for the hosts.

Elsewhere Machynlleth kept themselves in shape with a 17-5 friendly win at home to Dolgellau IIs.

Tries from Iwan Jones and two tries from Kameron Simmons-Sandy who also kicked a conversion won the day for Mach while Gwion Aeron crossed for a consolation try.