WELSHPOOL were left frustrated on the coast in a 40-21 defeat at Colwyn Bay in North Wales League Two.

Following a bright opening from the Mid Wales visitors the hosts found their stride and stormed into a 35 point lead with seven converted tries.

Pool reduced the arrears just before the break with Tom Williams surging the length of the field to cross for a try before adding the extras.

Welshpool started the second-half with momentum and further reduced the deficit with tries from Max Cadwallader and Joe Stranks both converted by Williams.

Pool frustrated Bay until the final seconds when they ended the match with an unconverted try.

Meanwhile Llanidloes fell to a 43-17 defeat at Bangor in the basement battle.

Adam Price kicked Llanidloes into an early lead before Bangor replied with a try from Osian Jones, converted by Harry Powell-Jones.

Llanidloes hit back and regained their advantage with a try from Paul Jehu with Price adding the extras.

Bangor replied with a try of their own with Allen Davies before centre Calvin Williams crossed with Powell-Jones adding the conversion.

Llanidloes refused to wilt and were back in the game with Price crossing for a try he also converted.

However Bangor ended the half on top with Stefan Owen surging over for a try with Powell-Jones kicking the extras.

Bangor took control in the second-half with Williams adding his second try, converted by Powell-Jones who proceeded to cross for a try of his own which he also converted.

A late try from wing Dyfed Roberts settled the outcome and ensured Llanidloes a long trip home.

Meanwhile Machynlleth maintained their third division title bid with a solitary try from Gerwyn Coleman and conversion from Kameron Simmons Sandy settling a 7-0 win at battling Pwllheli IIs.

Elsewhere COBRA’s first division clash at home to Bethesda was postponed.