RHYL and District closed out their WRU National League Division Two North fixtures with a 5-0 home loss at the hands of Dolgellau.

The Dragons endured a frustrating afternoon against the resolute defence of the recently promoted side, and Seb Vidal’s men will be hoping for better luck next Sunday when they take on Welshpool in the North Wales Land Rover Plate final at the home of Ruthin (1pm).

A cagey opening saw the two sides battle it out for territory during the opening exchanges, but the visitors thought they had broken the deadlock on 20 minutes when second row Marius Jones looked to have opened the scoring but was adjudged to have knocked on following a line-out and play was brought back.

The away side did manage to get their noses in front early on when scrum-half Lewis Jones took advantage of a rare gap in the home rearguard to cross the white wash for an unconverted score after some good work in the build-up by Greg Smithies.

This provoked a strong response from the hosts, who almost levelled matters immediately following the restart when a two-man overlap presented a golden chance to Reeve Wright, but the in-form winger knocked-on with the line at his mercy.

After the break saw the visitors lose influential stand-off Dafydd Roberts through injury, but replacement Gerallt Hughes looked like adding to their tally on 50 minutes until he became the latest to knock on when presented with a scoring opportunity.

The home side continued to probe and were unfortunate not to level after 65 minutes when full-back Tom Jones gathered a kick for a hard-fought touch down, only for referee Ed Brown to wave it off due to offside to condemn them to defeat.