IT’S been a case of third time lucky for Mold in their quest to secure a Division One North triumph.

Following two defeats to open their campaign, the Chester Road outfit finally had a victory to celebrate courtesy of a comfortable 38-10 success at home to Llangefni.

Tries from Tom Ellis, skipper Reece Le Tissier, Owen Williams and Sean Hughes made sure that Mold also claimed a bonus point.

It was a good day for Seth Geary, who kicked four penalties and three conversions for an 18-point haul.

A first point of the season is still on Wrexham’s wish-list after they were beaten 27-16 at Bala.

In a topsy-turvy clash, Wrexham were in front at Maes Gwyniad during a number of stages while they had a losing bonus point within their grasp heading into the closing five minutes.

Two penalties from Jack Jones had Wrexham ahead twice, before Bala grabbed the lead for the first time with a converted try.

Wrexham battled back and Rhys Davies’ try and Jones’ conversion made it 13-13 at the interval.

Jones’ third penalty had the away side in the lead early in the second half, but two converted tries made sure of Bala’s victory.

Leaders Llandudno bagged maximum points for the third time this season via a 32-24 triumph at Ruthin and Nant Conwy’s winning start to the campaign continued with their 24-18 outcome at Caernarfon.

Bethesda are now third courtesy of a comfortable 46-18 win at Dolgellau and Pwllheli got the better of COBRA 34-17.

While the unbeaten Division Two North start ended for Shotton Steel, a brave fightback saw them claim a losing bonus point in a 20-14 defeat at Bro Ffestiniog.

Bro built-up a 20-0 advantage, only for two tries from John Ketland to take Steel close.

In the match of the day, leaders Denbigh ended Colwyn Bay’s unbeaten start with a 29-13 triumph.

Other results: Bangor 15 Abergele 25; Nant Conwy 2nds 12 Newtown 12; Welshpool 25 Rhyl & District 12.

Flint got the better of hosts Rhosllanerchrugog 26-21 in Division Three North East action.

Mold Seconds lost out 26-17 at Machynlleth, with Jake Edwards, Brandon Shaw and C Lloyd grabbing the visitors’ tries.

Wrexham Seconds eased to a 25-3 victory at Bala Seconds, while Llangollen-based Bro Gwernant were celebrating a 35-12 success over Ruthin Seconds.

Elsewhere, leaders COBRA Seconds were comfortable 25-6 victors versus Llanidloes.

In the Welsh Premiership, RGC lost out 41-25 in their home meeting with Newport.

Sam Stoddard scored two of RGC’s tries and Huw Taylor also crossed the whitewash.

Head coach Ceri Jones told the club’s website: “First off it was a good performance and you can see the improvement on last week.

“Again it was four 18-year-olds in the squad, with Harri Ford and Jack Davies making their debuts.

“Our next learning has to be composure and knowing when and where to play the ball. We got into the lead and just overplayed at times.”

Other results: Merthyr 31 Neath 0; Aberavon 10 Pontypool 12; Cardiff 21 Ebbw Vale 36; Pontypridd 12 Llandovery 24; Carmarthen Quins 11 Bridgend 22.