IT wasn't the greatest start to the new season from the perspective of Ruthin Town.

Chris Williams took his side to Guilsfield in the first round of this season's Nathaniel MG Cup.

In the clash of the tier two teams it was the Mid Walians who were the happier at the final whistle courtesy of their 3-0 margin of victory.

While Ruthin looked a little under-cooked for this season opener, Guilsfield were in impressive form and they capitalised on errors from the visitors to score their goals.

Just five minutes had elapsed when the home side got their noses in front.

A quick free kick down Ruthin's left led to a cross being delivered into the box.

When Town failed to clear their lines, Jake Cooke was presented with a straight forward finish from six yards out.

While Ruthin had plenty of possession during the next 25 minutes, but the final ball and decision making wasn’t sharp enough to create a clear cut chance.

Ruthin's only real opportunity came on 25 minutes as Gwion Owen fired wide when he was well placed on the edge of the area.

Guilsfield doubled their lead a dozen minutes shy of the interval.

A ball into the box wasn’t cleared by the Ruthin defence and midfielder Stuart Rogers finished well from the edge of the area.

The second half saw Ruthin have plenty of the ball, but once again they didn't really create a clear cut chance.

It was game over when Guilsfield bagged their third goal in the 68th minute.

A clearance from his own half by Jack Richards bounced awkwardly over stranded Ruthin keeper Ryan Goldston and into the net.

Ruthin now have a week-and-a-half to prepare for the league campaign to start.