THERE was to be no weekend joy for Ruthin Town.

Chris Hardy's charges suffered a 3-1 loss in their home JD Cymru North meeting with Conwy Borough.

Things got off to the best possible start from Conwy Borough's perspective, with Craig Whelan’s looping strike evading the fingertips of Ruthin number one Ryan Goldston to break the deadlock after only four minutes.

The away side were given a significant chance to double their lead on 18 minutes when they were awarded a penalty.

Top scorer Corrig McGonigle was spot on to power his penalty into the top corner of the net.

After the break, Ruthin looked to hit back and soon after the restart, recent acquisition Josh Jones hit the post with an effort.

It was Ruthin's turn to be awarded a penalty of their own with a quarter-of-an-hour left to play.

Gwion Owen won the penalty for Town and while this spot kick was initially saved by Ben Heald, Josh Jones was on his toes to react well to score from the rebound and reduce the arrears.

That was as good as it got for Ruthin, though, and a dramatic portion of the game saw Conwy Borough being given their second spot kick of the afternoon.

To make matters worse for Ruthin, this incident resulted in a red card for Osian Davies, who was adjudged to have handled on the line.

Corrig McGonigle made no mistake with the finish for his brace to round off the scoring and seal another impressive three points for the visitors.