WHILE it may not have been a victorious venture for Wrexham, they can take heart from picking up a losing bonus point at one of rugby’s Division One North leading lights.

Wrexham have adapted well to life at a higher level following on from gaining promotion last season and they maintained their decent run of form in a competitive encounter at third-placed Bethesda.

The Gwynedd hosts made it six wins for the season with their 15-10 success, but determined Wrexham did come away with one point for their efforts, which moves them six points clear of the drop-zone.

An unconverted try nudged Bethesda into the lead after 20 minutes, but Wrexham hit back five minutes prior to half-time as Donnacha Fitzpatrick crossed for a try.

Armani Roberts’ conversion had the visitors in front, but Bethesda grabbed their second unconverted score to take a 10-7 lead into the interval.

It was level once more on the hour with Roberts kicking a penalty, however Bethesda made sure of their success with a third unconverted try 10 minutes from time.

It’s now four defeats on the spin for Mold, who just missed out on a losing bonus point in their clash at home to Bala.

The Gwynedd side ran out 15-7 winners for their fourth triumph of the campaign.

Luke Williams scored Mold’s try, with Seth Geary adding the conversion.

Nant Conwy are going to take some stopping in their quest for the league title.

They made it nine wins from nine matches courtesy of a comfortable 57-0 success at Dolgellau.

Ruthin got the better of COBRA 22-12 at Cae Ddol, while second-placed Llandudno were pipped 18-16 at home to Caernarfon and Pwllheli triumphed 29-12 at Llangefni.

Shotton Steel suffered an 18-7 reverse at the hands of Abergele in Division Two North action.

Leaders Denbigh maintained their perfect record with a 34-12 outcome versus Welshpool.

Other results: Bangor 13 Bro Ffestiniog 18; Nant Conwy 2nds 3 Colwyn Bay 7; Rhyl & District 21 Newtown 10.

Rhosllanerchrugog produced a competitive effort in their 27-18 loss at Division Three North East front-runners COBRA Seconds.

Llangollen-based Bro Gwernant lost 21-16 at Llanidloes and Wrexham Seconds were beaten 40-7 by Ruthin Seconds.

There was better fortune for Mold Seconds with their comprehensive 45-22 triumph at Bala Seconds and unbeaten Machynlleth won 59-10 at Denbigh Seconds.