Tudno hold on for a first win in four

North Wales Weekly News - - SPORT -

LLAN­DUDNO ended their 2014 fix­tures with a hard-fought 21-17 home win over Bethesda last Satur­day.

The hosts started very well, for­wards and backs com­bin­ing to take a six-point lead through two penal­ties from fly-half Luke Jones.

Tudno dom­i­nated the first half and added a try when good work from the pack and strong run­ning led to the ver­sa­tile Ed We­ston go­ing over, Jones adding the ex­tras.

Llan prop Aaron Evans chalked up the home side’s sec­ond try and Jones landed another penalty be­fore the break.

A soli­tary try from Bethesda’s Aaron Roberts made it 21-5 for the hosts at the in­ter­val.

The sec­ond half was a dif­fer­ent story as Pesda took com­mand.

Had the Og­wen out­fit had reg­u­lar kicker Mathew Parry avail­able, they could have run out win­ners.

Llan­dudno had four play­ers yel­low­carded and the half lasted 52 min­utes in badly fad­ing light.

Tries from Llion Lloyd and Gwion Em­lyn Wil­liams, plus a Jared Mitchell con­ver­sion, brought the vis­i­tors to within four points of their op­po­nents, but Tudno held on for the vic­tory which sees them lie sev­enth in Di­vi­sion One North head­ing into 2015.

The re­sult at Maesdu Road ended a run of three suc­ces­sive league de­feats for the Seasiders.

The next match for Llan­dudno is away to Den­bigh on Jan­uary 3.

Col­wyn Bay were com­fort­able 51-7 win­ners over Rhyl in the North Wales Plate com­pe­ti­tion.

Bay, who lie sec­ond in Di­vi­sion Two North, re­turn to league com­bat on Jan­uary 3 when they play hosts to New­town.

Llan­dudno eas­ily ad­vanced to the next stage of the WRU Na­tional Youth Bowl with a 35-0 beat­ing of vis­i­tors Aberavon Green Stars.

In pre­vi­ous rounds, Tudno beat Bethesda 52-0 and then de­feated Garn­dif­faith 37-10 away.

Llan­dudno have now topped 50 points four times this sea­son.

Ed We­ston

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