A WEEK after their four-midable display to thrash Bangor City, Ruthin Town were brought back down to earth at Llanrhaeadr YM.

Seeking a three-point haul to maintain their top-six hopes, Ruthin weren't at their best as they fell to a 3-2 reverse.

Llanrhaeadr have also had a decent campaign and they were on top for the opening quarter-of-an-hour.

During these initial stages, Iwan Matthews, Khytam Wytton and Marc Griffiths caused the Ruthin backline a number of problems.

The opening goal eventually came in the 25th minute.

Marc Griffiths cross wasn't cleared by the Town defence and the ball fell to midfielder Tom Evans, who took a touch and then found the far corner of the net with his strike.

Llanrhaeadr went close to extending their advantage five minutes before the half-time whistle, but Marc Griffiths' volley was well saved by Ruthin number one Ryan Goldston.

Determined Ruthin managed to level things up right on the stroke of half-time.

Iain Edmonds mistimed a tackle just inside the box for a penalty to be awarded.

Llyr Morris tucked away the ensuing spot kick to make it one-apiece at the interval.

Llanrhaeadr made a fast start to the second half and Marc Griffiths' low cross failed to gain the desired touch.

The home side did manage to regain the lead 10 minutes after the restart.

Goldston fouled Joe Vaughn in the box for a penalty to be awarded and this was converted by Khytam Wytton.

It was pretty much game over when Llanrhaeadr grabbed their third goal with 11 minutes remaining.

Iwan Matthews' cross found Marc Griffiths free at the far post and he smashed a strike into the net.

Ruthin did succeed in securing a consolation goal through Wil Owen late on, but Llanrhaeadr maintained their advantage.