RICHARD Jones starred with four tries as COBRA steamrollered Abergele in a 55-0 drubbing in division two of the North Wales League.

The full-back led the way and was joined by No8 Jack Jukes who crossed for a hat-trick while wing John Lewis and centre Rich Roberts completed the try count.

Roberts also added two conversions along with Matt Jones while Lewis completed the drubbing.

The result leaves COBRA closing on third place in the league and still in the latter rounds of the Mid Wales Cup as the Meifod side bid to end the season with silverware.

Llanidloes also maintained their drive for a top four finish with a 45-0 thrashing of Bangor.

The Mid Wales side never looked back after Gareth Anwyl broke the deadlock with further tries from Dave Pugh and Garry Horrigan underlining their dominance.

Adam Price added the extras to keep Llanidloes in control.

The second-half continued in the same vein with Llandloes extending their lead with a try from wing Carwyn after good work by Jamie Naylor with Price converting.

Pugh scored his second before wing Jordan Phillips dotted down and Naylor weighed in with a try of his own with Price converting to complete the drubbing.

Meanwhile a hat-trick of penalties from Iwan Jones earned Machynlleth a hard-fought 9-3 win at home to Dinbych IIs in division three.

Elsewhere Newtown’s development team went down 34-24 at Bishops Castle in a friendly.

Early tries from Josh Jones and Will Worthington with one conversion from Dylan Leach gave Town the lead.

However Town’s indiscipline was exploited by Castle who replied with four tries before Dafydd Thomas went over for Town.

Castle secured their victory with two second-half tries but the young Newtown side had the final say with a try from Worthington, converted by Leach.

Town spokesman James Holloway said: “This was a very credible result for Newtown who were a scratch side playing against a Bishops Castle team going well in their league and playing together week in week out.

“Credit must go to Newtown’s pack who only came together on the day and scrummaged well all afternoon.”