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Rugby union: Close cup tie ends with repeat win for Mold

MOLD bounced Bethesda out of another cup competition as rugby union made a comeback on Saturday.

In the Swalec Cup, Mold beat the visitors by a three-point margin having trailed at one point as Bethesda tried to kick their way to the win.

A fortnight ago Mold travelled to Bethesda and knocked their hosts out of the North Wales Plate and on Saturday it was a case of new venue, same result as the tie ended 15-12 in favour of Mold.

Mold 2nds recovered from 20-0 down to seal a dramatic victory in Swalec League Division Four North.

Two converted first-half tries and two penalties left Mold trailing at the break and staring at defeat.

But within 60 seconds of the second-half whistle prop Jo Sproston crashed over the line for a Mold try.

Mike Walker added a second, which was converted, and it was game-on.

Bay pulled away again with a break-away try but Mold were in the ascendancy and Sproston, Barry John Williams and Sean Kiley all grounded for converted tries as it finished 33-25 to Mold.

Mold Juniors were forced to cancel their weekend programme for a third consecutive week due to frozen pitches. They are now on their Christmas break and are not due to return to action until the second week of January.