A LACK of action hasn't affected the high-flying Blues.

Playing their first game at home since January and their last at Cae Ddol this season, Ruthin overcame a spirited Bethesda side to comfortably win 45-6.

This success boosted Ruthin's hopes of achieving a top-three finish in WRU League Division One (North) this season.

The game was robust and fast moving throughout.

It was the Blues who were the first with points on the board after a quarter-of-an-hour.

Number eight Tudur Parry crossed the whitewash for a try, which was converted by full back Nathan Jones.

The visitors responded and within a further five minutes they were awarded a kickable penalty, which Gethin Long slotted over.

Ruthin were able to extend their advantage when centre Mike Jones broke through the Bethesda defence and after the hosts were awarded a penalty five metres out, they opted for a scrum.

From this, the Blues' pack drove forward, with flanker Matt Roberts scoring the try and Nathan Jones converting.

Bethesda launched an effective pick and run attack in the home side’s 22 and only good defence by Ruthin limited the damage to a penalty kick which Long again kicked over the bar.

The visitors continued to put Ruthin under pressure and they spent most of the next 10 minutes in the home half.

Despite some good phase play, they were contained by the Blues' effective defence.

After clearing their lines, Mike Jones again pierced the visitors’ defence and ran from almost the halfway line for a great solo try, converted by Nathan Jones.

A couple of minutes later, Mike Jones broke through again and combined with fellow centre Emyr Gwynedd to release scrum half Cai Edwards for the bonus point try.

The second half was played at the same pace with both sides defending well.

It took 20 minutes for the next score to arrive.

Replacement wing Josh Wilson made ground upfield before releasing the ball to replacement number eight Jordan Jones, who went over the whitewash.

Once again, Nathan Jones converted.

Bethesda tried to reduce the arrears, but the Blues' defence held and then with five minutes to go, Josh Wilson scored his 100th try for the club, converted by Nathan Jones.

With time almost up, Wilson made ground and offloaded for Cai Edwards to go over the line for his second try.