THE Blues didn't manage to gain any joy in the battle of the WRU League Division One (North) high-flyers.

Unbeaten Pwllheli played host to a Ruthin side that had lost just once in the league so far this season.

With the rain easing just before the kick-off, conditions proved to be good for the contest, but Ruthin could not make any headway against a well disciplined and strong Pwllheli outfit.

The home side put some points on the board within three minutes of the kick-off.

Pwllheli claimed the lead courtesy of a try from John Pugh, which was converted by Osian Parry Jones.

In response, the Blues managed to work their way upfield into Pwllheli’s half, but they proceeded to lose the ball and the hosts went back on the attack.

Although holding their own in midfield, a pattern was developing.

Despite some good phase play, Ruthin were being held outside the opposition 22.

They were finding it difficult to penetrate it and then not being able to take advantage when they did.

On the other hand, Pwllheli appeared able to score almost every time they got into the visitors’ 22.

Pwllheli scored another two tries from Tom Parry and Huw Williams, both of which were converted by Parry Jones.

There was some joy for Ruthin when the pack drove over the line, with prop Tom Crawford gaining the touchdown and Nathan Jones converted.

Tom Parry went over the whitewash again for Pwllheli for his side's bonus point try just before half-time and the whistle blew for the interval with the home side 26-7 ahead.

Although Ruthin still put some good play together in the second half, they couldn’t get past the home side’s defence.

As the heavens opened again in the last 20 minutes, playing conditions became more difficult for both sides.

Pwllheli adapted well to score another three tries in the second half.

Daniel Williams, Elgan Davies and Gwilym Parri all crossed the whitewash and Parry Jones converted one of them, leaving Pwllheli to celebrate a 43-7 success.