The first match of 2017 ended in defeat for the home side,and the coaching staff will not be pleased,as scoring opportunities were missed by numerous passes being intercepted,and lost in contact. After seven minutes of the kick off,the visitors opened the scoring with a try by Tom Davies with Cai Edwards converting. Llan hit back from the restart having taken play into the visitors twenty two area they were awarded penalty which Ryan Pike converted, and it was the same player who finished off a flowing movement by the back division taking the final try scoring pass. Llan had the better of the first half with ball possession and territorial advantage,but failed to use this to gain any further points in this first half of play,giving them a one point halftime lead. Mold realised that they had the upper hand in the forward exchanges,and used this to great effect in the second period of play,scoring two tries from driving mauls one by James Kirby and the other by his brother Brian Kirby one which was converted by Cai Edwards. The final quarter of play saw Llan use the pace within there backs to threaten the visitors defence,and from a telling break with the ball being quickly recycled that centre Dave Davies crossed for a touch down,with Ryan Pike adding two more points from the conversion taking them within four points of the visitors score line. Llan pressed hard to gain a match winning try in the final minutes of play,but were denied by poor passing or refereeing decisions,and Mold held on to a winning score making it a season double over the home side. Match Report by Howie. Llan have a blank fixture next Saturday 14th,and are back in action on Saturday 21st away at Ruthin KO 2.30pm.