DESPITE claiming the only try of the afternoon, Ruthin were unable to derail Llandudno's powerful push towards the WRU League Division One (North) title over the weekend.

In a tight match on a glorious afternoon at Cae Ddol, the Blues were unlucky not to come away with a win against the unbeaten league leaders.

After a good start, it was Ruthin who went ahead with well-worked try from wing Josh Wilson after five minutes.

Then, five minutes later, full back Dyfan Humphreys grabbed three more points for the home outfit courtesy of a successful penalty goal.

Play was moving from end-to-end with defences in the ascendancy and neither side was able to get across the try line.

After 25 minutes, Llandudno’s Nick Dundee kicked a penalty goal to reduce the gap between the teams.

The Blues spent the rest of the half in the visitors’ territory in an attempt to widen their lead.

However, there was no further score and at half time Ruthin were well worth their 8-3 advantage.

Ruthin started the second half as they finished the first, but they were again prevented from scoring by a solid Llandudno defence.

After around a quarter-of-an-hour of the half beginning, the visitors began putting pressure on the Blues' defence.

In light of this, Llandudno were being awarded a lot of penalties and they took full advantage.

The gap between the teams was down to just two points when Oscar Lennon slotted over a three-pointer on the hour.

Then, five minutes later, Llandudno had the lead for the first time as Lennon kicked his second penalty.

In what was becoming a ragged game interrupted by infringements, there was no further score.

After Llandudno were awarded another penalty, they kicked into touch and the whistle blew for full time.

The Blues had to be content with a bonus point in what had been an exciting and edgy game, while Llandudno stretched their impressive winning run.