IT'S been a superb year for the lads from Caeau Les Phillips.

And it promises to be a superb 2018 for Dinbych.

A perfect 10 wins from 10 matches means that Dinbych are well placed to win the WRU League Division Two (North) title this season.

They are a massive 20 points clear at the top of the standings with half of their matches completed.

A promising 2016-17 campaign saw the youthful Dinbych outfit finish third in the Division Two (North) standings.

They lost only once during the second portion of the season and they were only five points adrift of leading duo Dolgellau and Llangefni, who both claimed promotion.

There was some revenge for Dinbych in a thrilling North Wales Intermediate Cup final at the end of the season.

Taking on Division Two (North) champions Dolgellau, Dinbych came out on top in exciting fashion courtesy of a 28-27 margin.

It looked done and dusted at the interval, with the Gwynedd outfit holding a comfortable 24-6 advantage.

However, the Caeau Les Phillips side snatch victory in the closing minutes when they took the lead for the only time in the match to claim the cup by the narrowest of margins.

It was fitting that despite desperate Dolgellau defence, the crucial winning try was scored by youth full back Gruff Roberts, who was the Conwy Land Rover man of the match.

Centre Owain Davies also played a vital role as he nailed four vital goal kicks in the difficult windy conditions.

Trailing by 18 points at the interval, Dinbych had the elements in their favour in the second period and Gruff Roberts squeezed over for a try in the corner.

This was converted via an excellent kick from the touchline by Owain Davies.

Dinbych began to dominate and the drama continued when they reduced the deficit to a single point.

Dolgellau were under pressure close to their line and they conceded a penalty try, which was converted by Gruff Roberts.

The Gwynedd side stretched their lead to four points via a penalty and this left Dinbych requiring a try to win the match.

With time running out, Dinbych resumed their territorial dominance as they put Dolgellau under pressure close to their line through a series of forward drives and mauls.

It was left to Gruff Roberts to supply the coup de grace as he went over in the corner for the try that took Dinbych into the lead for the first time in the match.