RHYL and District extended their sensational start to the Specsavers National League Division Two North season with a 36-15 home victory over Newtown.

The Dragons’ turned in another stylish all-round performance against physical opposition to boost their ever-growing promotion hopes, with the contest played in front of a large crowd despite the adverse weather conditions.

A blistering start to proceedings from the hosts saw them open the scoring early on thanks to a fine individual try from Cal Morris, and they followed this up with another immediately after the restart when another spell of dominance saw Richie Williams cross the white wash.

Williams extended their cushion with a well-struck penalty during the opening quarter of the tie which was matched by the visitors, but the Dragons’ pulled further clear just before the break when Jason Blackmore powered his way over the line for his first try of the campaign to give them a 12-point cushion at the interval.

The second period began in the same manner as Williams’ trickery was rewarded with another try that he also converted, but the away side kept plugging away and dotted over for their first try of the contest soon after.

This provoked a strong response from the home side, who closed out the contest in style with tries from Reeve Wright and Cail Hughes, both of which were converted by Williams, to complete the rout.

Unbeaten Rhyl and District face a pivotal early season clash at championship rivals Mold, who are also yet to lose a game this season and currently sit atop the standings on points difference.

There was no such luck for the Dragons’ second unit, who emerged from their trip to Bethesda with a 41-12 reverse.