RUTHIN Town were one of the few clubs in North Wales to beat the weather at the weekend – but then they suffered frustration at home to Buckley Town.

The Cymru North derby clash survived Storm Babet the day before, but it ended with the visitors emerging as 3-2 winners despite having two men dismissed.

Buckley, who had Louis Downey and Asa Hamilton sent off at Memorial Playing Fields, trailed 2-1 with less than 20 minutes left to play.

However, Vita Mbolokele’s own goal made it 2-2 in the 74th minute.

It was left to Max Moore to score a dramatic winner from Connor Littler’s assist two minutes from time.

Liam Driscoll had handed the visitors an early lead, only for Jake Hughes Hampson and Soulayman El Amri to turn things around for Ruthin.

Adding to the drama, Buckley used three goalkeepers during the afternoon.

Ex-Ruthin keeper Ryan Goldston was forced off through injury in the first half and he was replaced by Downey.

When he was sent off 13 minutes from time, Danny Burgess donned the gloves.

The loss came just three days after a rather more anticipated home defeat for Ruthin.

Their Welsh Cup tie against The New Saints was always going to represent a tough ask and the Cymru Premier giants recorded a 5-0 win.

Ruthin are due to play another home game on Friday night as they host Porthmadog in the Cymru North (7.30pm).