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Rugby union: Mold agree to rearrange match after Llandudno fail to raise a team

MOLD’S hopes of recording their first win of the Swalec League Division One season against basement side Llandudno were scuppered when the visitors were unable to raise a team on Saturday.

The hosts, who were present and correct, only found out about the match postponement after Llandudno, who like Mold have struggled in their opening three games, contacted Mold’s senior fixture secretary on the day of the match.

The visitors claimed to have had too many injured and unavailable players to make the game, so the match was called off.

But ’Tudno will escape censure after Mold agreed to rearrange the game for a new date, meaning the match will not go down as a forfeit and will take place.

All was not lost for Mold, however, as the newly-formed veterans squad played their inaugural game against a mixed Flint side.

A hotly-anticipated curtain-raiser for Mold Vets was originally supposed to pit them against Wrexham Vets.

But when Wrexham cried off a mixed age Flint side stepped up to replace them thanks to the efforts of Flint head coach Aled Davies who put together a youthful side.

It proved to be an action-packed day, albeit one which saw Mold lose their first ever match 35-17.

But great handling and open rugby from both sides kept a substantial crowd entertained.

Flint’s victory came courtesy of tries for Loz Rogers, Mitch Martin,Ryan Beck, Richie Williams, and Ricky Nicholson with Damien Goss and Richie Williams converting.

Mold scored through David Hogg, Sion Phillips and Eddie Hughes.

Colin Ellis kicked a single conversion for the hosts.

Mold Vets next game is away to Chester Vets on November 26.

As a newly formed side with a large body of players to choose from the veterans are currently looking for a team shirt sponsor.

Anyone interested in supporting Mold Vets can contact the club via their website at www.moldrfc.co.uk

Mold youngster Zack Roberts was selected for North Wales regional side RGC 1404 under 16s for their match on Sunday against Ospreys.

But it was a match to forget for the North Walians as RGC were well beaten 63-9, Ospreys running in 10 tries in the process.