WREXHAM secured a bonus point win over neighbours Rhos on Saturday to stay fourth in North Wales League Division Two.
The 24-5 home victory was also the perfect response to the defeat they suffered at Machynlleth seven days earlier.
Wrexham, who lost centre Mike Randall to an ankle knock early on, broke the deadlock when prop Ian Sander used his considerable frame to crash over for a try which outside- half Roger Chadwick converted.
With flanker Kerry Powell making a big impression on his return from injury and Mike Jones covering and catching well at No 8, the hosts extended their advantage two minutes into the second period when scrum-half John Roberts took a quick tap penalty and stretched one-handed to score by the posts, with Chadwick easily adding the extras.
And, after Chadwick shaved an upright with a drop goal attempt, Wayne Roberts stormed through to play in Jones for a try which Chadwick failed to convert.
Rhos responded with a fine consolation effort through centre Dyfan Jarvis, only for winger Llion Morris, with a well-executed tap penalty move, to kill the contest for Wrexham, who are not in action this weekend.
Wrexham 2nds lost their Clwyd Cup first-round second leg clash at Denbigh 26-20 on Saturday, but that was enough to see them through as 57-53 aggregate winners.
Wrexham’s tries were shared between hooker-turned-winger Mark Jones, centre Peter Dougan and scrum-half Kelvin Bryan, who converted one as well as adding a penalty. Jones and hooker Paul Allen gave outstanding performances as did returning prop Guy Bingham.
Llangollen returned to North Wales League Division Three form with a 23-23 home draw with Harlech.
But they would have won had Richard Jasper been able to convert captain Huw Evans’ second try of the match late on. Centre Dave Anderson also touched down for Llan, with Jasper notching the rest of the points with the boot.
Wrexham Youth maintained pole position in the North Wales Youth League Division One with a 5-3 win over Denbigh Youth.
But they would have lost had the away side kicked a simple penalty in front of the posts in the dying moments.
Winger Dafydd Kember’s third- minute try, set-up by scrum-half Kieran Morris, ultimately proved decisive for Wrexham, for whom hooker John Morton, flanker Declan Simms and Kember were the stand- out players.