A RUSTY looking Denbigh Town Rhinos U-16s may have wished their North Wales Coast Cup tie at Kinmel Bay had been called off for the fifth time of asking.

However, the match went ahead as Denbigh lost a game for the first time this season.

Three poorly-conceded goals had the home team coasting inside 10 minutes, before the Rhinos sprung into life.

Iwan Moores' cross was only half-cleared and the in-form Tomos Jones ensured the ball ended up in the net.

Jones then pounced at the third attempt to smash in his and Denbigh's second, leaving Kinmel Bay on the ropes before the break.

The half-time interval would prove to be the blessing that hosts Kinmel Bay needed and a strong Denbigh start to the second period was undone by a well-taken goal on the hour.

Another sloppy goal - a long punt, straight through the middle - saw the home side further ahead and when Moores' free kick crashed off the bar and Owen Williams' follow-up header landed safely in the Bay keeper's arms, Denbigh knew another fightback had been extinguished.

Bay added two more late goals against the tired Denbigh legs, resulting in a scoreline that was harsh on debutant Matthew Warburton in the away goal and the efforts from Cian Evans and Jake D Roberts.