RHYL and District extended their outstanding recent run of form with a narrow 23-22 home victory over Newtown.

The Dragons maintained their 100 per cent record since their high-profile move to their impressive new facility at Ty Newydd Fields, and the result leaves them within touching distance of the WRU National League Division Two North leaders in fourth spot ahead of their clash with Colwyn Bay on Saturday.

Things got off to a bright start for the home side thanks to a well-worked try from Jason Blackmore early on, and they extended their advantage soon after when Richie Williams drilled a penalty through the upright.

The visitors were not without a threat and they got on the scoreboard with a converted score immediately following the restart, but the Dragons gave themselves a slender advantage at the interval when another superb spell of phases saw Reeve Wright find the corner.

After the break saw Newtown score once more after a surging drive from the pack which was unconverted, but a blistering spell from the hosts midway through the half saw Williams and James Fisher go over in quick succession to put them in the ascendancy.

Another try from the away side left the tie poised delicately in the closing stages, and there was further drama when they notched a score with virtually the final action of the game to make it a one-point game.

Much to the relief of the large crowd in attendance, the conversion went wide to give the home side the narrowest of successes.

There was no such luck for the Dragons’ second unit, who were beaten 63-7 at Wrexham, with their youth team falling to a 34-15 reverse at Bethesda.