Tudno hold on for a first win in four
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.