SPIRITED Llangollen were in good form during a narrow weekend loss.

Llangollen took to the road on Saturday to face Abergele at Parc Pentre Mawr.

Following their defeat to Ruthin a few weeks earlier, the Llangollen squad has been training hard, working on defence and a structure to their game.

From the first whistle, Llangollen went on the attack and they using the ball well to get their backs in play.

During the first 20 minutes, Llangollen had enough of the ball, but they couldn’t get on the scoresheet.

Against the run of play, Abergele entered the 22 for the first time and they managed to get a driving maul going to crash over the line.

This was converted and Abergele had a slender 7-0 lead at half-time.

Turning to the second half and Abergele started to get some of there big ball carriers on the ball, resulting in an early unconverted try.

With the scoreline now 12-0, this seemed to kickstart Llangollen and full back Ryan Edwards got a lot of ball from deep to run at the defence.

Scrum half Tom Jones got the forwards running and eventually the breakthrough came.

Front rower Steve Roberts used his size to get a try after good driving runs from both Jake Thurlow and Todd Wyburn.

The conversion kick was missed, which wasn’t helped by the strong winds up on the coast.

Llangollen continued to attack and they had a great opportunity to score during the closing moments of the game.

However, they were ushered out by a strong defence and Abergele maintained their lead through to the final whistle.

Llangollen coach Huw Evans said: “We gave it a good go today.

"We were up against an experienced physical team, but the lads once again put in a good shift and fought to the very end.

"We felt we didn’t deserve to lose the game.

"There were a few bruised bodies after the game and influential flanker Danny Griffiths picking up a knee injury, which we hope isn’t too serious.”

Llangollen's man of the match was Todd Wyburn.