RHYL and District opened up a ten-point gap atop Specsavers National League Division Two North with a 24-12 home win over Teirw Nant.

The Dragons’ got one over on their title rivals with a determined display mixed with some outstanding attacking possession, which saw a large crowd descend on Tynewydd for the encounter which also fell on Colin Hall Sr’s Presidents’ Day at the club.

Jimmy Waring’s men now have their championship destiny in their own hands, although Wrexham can go level on points with them should they win both their games in hand and secure bonus points.

An even opening to the contest saw the hosts draw first blood when number eight Tom Williams powered his way over for the opening try which was converted by Richie Williams.

This tipped the early momentum in the home side’s favour and they extended their advantage soon after thanks to talented centre Jason Blackmore, who finished off a strong spell of phases by crossing the white wash in the corner.

The visitors gradually started to impose themselves during the remainder of the first period and managed an unconverted touch down to make it a seven-point game at the interval, and Nant levelled things up with another try early in the second period to tie things up.

Credit to the hosts, who resisted some significant pressure thereafter and got their noses in front yet again thanks to the outstanding Williams, who produced another moment of magic to secure his second try of the afternoon and put his side back in the ascendancy.

They managed to attain a crucial bonus point late on when replacement James Farrell made an instant impact with the final score of the game, and the Dragons’ will look to extend their lead at the summit during their long trip to Newtown this Saturday.