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Rugby union: Shotton Steel falter as Abergele shut them out

SHOTTON Steel failed to overhaul Abergele in Swalec League Division Two North.

Having made the trip to Aber, the Steelmen could have leapfrogged their hosts with a good victory.

But they suffered a 20-0 loss that leaves them in fifth place after nine games.

In Division One North, MOLD played host to Bala and went down 19-7.

Flint’s Division Three North game against visiting Menai Bridge was postponed.

Rygbi Gogledd Cymru 1404 remain in second place in the race for the Division One East title after running in eight tries in a 54-20 win at Mountain Ash.

Featuring former Mold player Richard Hopkins, they did not have it all their own way as at half time they were 15-14 down in South Wales.

With the score at 14-3 it looked as though the Gogs would stroll it but they were reduced to 14 men five minutes later after winger Hopkins was shown a yellow card.

Just as Hopkins returned Tom Parry was sin binned as Mountain Ash edged ahead.

RGC opened the second half quickly despite being two men down.

Their scrum dominated and gave the side a platform to pull away again.

The eighth and final RGC try went to second-row Maredydd Francis as they completed a tough victory.