COBRA maintained their dominant record over Newtown with a 32-9 derby win at the Recreation Ground on Saturday.

The North Wales League Two clash served as a Mid Wales Cup semi-final as COBRA looked to extend their winning run over their hosts.

COBRA’s Will Worthington and Newtown’s Gaz Williams kicked two penalties each in the first-half before a third from Williams saw Town establish a slender lead.

The hosts enjoyed a spell of pressure and scented their first win over COBRA since 2010 only for the men from Meifod to step up a gear.

No8 Jack Jukes surged forward before being stopped five metres short with centre Rich Roberts retaining possession and feeding full-back Richard Jones to cross for the opening try of the game which Worthington ably converted.

Scrum-half Bryn Davies chipped the home defensive line before gathering possession and crossing for the second try with Worthington converting.

Replacement prop Bryn Edwards darted over from close range for a third try before flanker Ieuan Williams fed Richard Jones for his second try of the day to secure a bonus point with Rhodri Jones completing the scoring with the extras.

Meanwhile Llanidloes ran riot in an emphatic 59-0 drubbing of Abergele.

The hosts celebrated nine tries and never looked back after Dave Pugh broke the deadlock early on with Adam Price converting.

The bonus point was secured by half-time with Price converting his own try before flanker Harry Jerman and second row Gareth Anwyl crossed the whitewash.

Abergele began the second-half much improved but Llanidloes soon regained their momentum with prop Rhys Owen crossing following a quick line-out from Carwyn Williams.

Hooker Dave Reeve and captain Paul Jehu celebrated tries while Anwyl and Jerman both crossed for their second of the game with the emphatic rout completed by Price who kicked seven conversions.

Meanwhile Machynlleth IIs were left frustrated with their third division clash at Dinbych IIs cancelled to add to the Mid Wales side’s fixture backlog.