WELSHPOOL consolidated their mid-table position with a 17-10 win at home to Abergele in North Wales League Two.

Pool came out on top in a tightly contested affair with tries from Tom Worthy and Ryan Goodwin with Ryan Williams kicking both conversions and a penalty to ensure the points.

Abergele remained in contention throughout with two tries from Anthony Tilley.

Meanwhile Llanidloes’ wait for their first win of 2020 continues after falling to a 12-10 defeat against Colwyn Bay.

The North Wales side led with a converted try before Paul Jehu reduced the arrears with a penalty before the break.

Bay increased their advantage with an unconverted try after the break before Jehu set up a tense finale with a try which Carwyn Williams converted.

Llanidloes ended the match in top but Bay held firm with the home side having to be content with a losing bonus point ahead of the weekend basement clash at Bangor.

Elsewhere Newtown proved no match for promotion chasing Wrexham who marched to an emphatic 48-5 victory at the Racecourse Ground.

Town were shorn of several regulars and blooded a crop of youngsters who battled throughout but were always second best to their superior North Wales visitors who remain on course for the title and promotion.

Wing Richard Andrews crossed for the home side’s consolation try but Wrexham’s victory was never in doubt with two tries from Paul Dodd along with tries from Owen Weston, Nick Dodd, Bailey Rae, Jack Harrison, Jack Partington and Jacob Hughes with Nick Dodd also adding a conversion.

Machynlleth eased to an emphatic 43-0 victory at home to Llangefni IIs in North Wales League Three.

Ifor Evans crossed for a brace of tries while further tries from Ross Roberts, Steff Nutting, Ruben Kohler and Thomas Ifan ensured a comfortable margin of victory while Kameron Simmons-Sandy added four conversions.

Meanwhile Welshpool looked to the future with a reserve string taking on their Abergele counterparts.

Pool ran out 51-0 winners with Harry Trow starring with two tries while Adam Wooley, Matt Roberts, Harry Gannon, Rhys Williams, Remus Blowe, Karl Hocking and Will Evans also crossing for tries.

Jamie Richards added two conversions with Roberts kicking one to complete the rout.

Meanwhile COBRA's first division clash at Nant Conwy was postponed with a waterlogged pitch.