THE battle of the two leading scorers in this season's Huws Gray Alliance ended up all-square over the weekend.

While Conwy Borough entertained Ruthin Town in their latest contest, it also pitted Corrig McGonigle against Llyr Morris.

Both players could boast 17 goals apiece heading into the encounter and the duo were on target as the match ended up one-apiece.

Ruthin were targeting the three points in their efforts to achieve a top-six finish, while Conwy Borough, in 11th spot, needed one more win to secure their safety for next season.

Very little happened during a drab first half.

Ruthin played some nice stuff at times, but they lacked the final ball to turn this into opportunities.

At the other end, Conwy huffed and puffed with a shot or two, but again there was nothing to show for it.

There was one redeeming feature and that was the quality of some of Conwy’s tackling.

On a number of occasions, they stopped their visitors with good, strong, clean tackles.

If very little happened in the first half something special happened in the second period.

Corrig McGonigle has made his name as a prolific goalscorer and he is recognised as one of the best in North Wales.

Standing just inside the Ruthin box, McGonigle followed the ball as it came over.

He then half volleyed it into the top corner, leaving Ruthin keeper Ryan Goldston with no chance of making a save.

This was the first goal Ruthin had conceded in four matches.

Understandably, this goal served to liven up Ruthin’s effort, but they were guilty of trying to get the ball forward too early.

Trying to make the difference with a killer pass, Ruthin's usual slow and patient build-up play was lacking.

Even so, Ruthin did get the ball into the back of the net after a well-worked move was finished off by the impressive Gwidion Ifan driving the ball past the keeper.

However, the referee blew for a tug of a shirt from a Ruthin player and he disallowed the goal.

With time running out, it was time for Ruthin's supreme marksman to take centre stage.

Llyr Morris received the ball in the penalty area with his back to goal.

In one movement, he controlled the ball and turned to fire a low shot into the corner of the net with just a minute remaining.

That took Morris level with McConigle at the head of the league scoring charts with 18 goals.