LOCAL bragging rights belong to the lads from Maes Gwyniad.

Bala made it three wins on the bounce in Division One (North) action courtesy of their 27-5 home success versus Dinbych.

The match started as it was to continue with dreadful weather throughout.

Making things tricky for both sets of players was a strong diagonal wind and incessant driving rain.

Dinbych started with the elements in their favour, but they were soon under pressure.

Bala used their dominance in the scrum to launch a series of attacks through both their forwards and backs, with excellent support play and handling considering the conditions.

However, they were met by a superb defensive effort from Dinbych, with the forwards and backs tackling strongly.

It took until near half-time for Bala to break the deadlock when number eight Ilan Rowlands forced his way over for an unconverted try following a driving maul by the forwards after a short range scrum.

Dinbych faced the elements in the second period as they had to defend against Bala's relenting attacks.

Although the hosts kept possession as they went through multiple phases of play, they were finding it difficult to break down Dinbych's resolute defence.

Bala had to be satisfied with increasing their lead through a penalty by Owain Aled.

Both sides did exceptionally well to maintain a high standard of play as the conditions deteriorated.

Bala began to make the game secure with Dinbych down to 14 men for 20 minutes of the second half as defenders were sin binned for offending near their line.

This resulted in tries by flanker Owain Pugh, prop Matthew Bevan and a second for Ilan Rowlands.

Owain Aled added two conversions into the mix.

With the game drawing to a close, Dinbych eventually gained a reward for their tremendous defensive effort.

Full back Gruff Roberts broke away from his own 22 to outpace several desperate covering defenders for an outstanding solo try.