WREXHAM delivered a brave performance at high-flying Bethesda on Saturday.
With five second-team regulars coming in to plug gaps, the Bryn Estyn Road battlers at one stage led before injuries and fatigue took their toll as they succumbed to a 40-3 defeat.
Wrexham did most of the early pressing, with their pack dominating up front and half-backs John Roberts and Ashley Wrathall dictating play, while the return of hooker John Gill from Chester enabled their line-out to function much better.
The inclusion of Gareth Noon at No 8 also helped the visitors, who took a deserved lead in the 29th minute through a penalty from centre Dave Thomas. But the hosts rallied to run away with it.
Wrexham complete their North Wales League Division Two campaign at Rhyl on Saturday (2.30pm).
Wrexham Youth lost their top-of-the-table North Wales Youth League Division One clash on Saturday at home to Rhyl Youth, whose 36-13 victory brought them the title.
Centre Danny Sissons, with a try, and outside-half Jamie Morris, with a conversion and two penalties, reduced the deficit for second-placed Wrexham, who, under head coach Ian Morris, have achieved their highest placing for three decades.