RUTHIN TOWN played out two games in a day once more in 'pre-season' - but didn't manage a win this time around.

A great match at Bala Town's Maes Tegid saw Brymbo earn a good 1-1 draw against Ruthin and their former management team of Phil Hudson and Tommy Holmes (below).

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Ruthin created a number of decent chances throughout the game but the likes of Chris Boyes and Nat Wilson stood strong at the back for Brymbo and young goalkeeper Josh Pelling made some fine saves too - including a penalty from Jamie Cumming.

Brymbo went 1-0 up through some great play down the wing from Charlie Orsler, who cut the ball back for Sam Karkari who fired home from close range.

As the game wore on, it looked more and more likely that Brymbo would go onto win.

But, as Ruthin pushed on for the equaliser, they eventually found it in the last ten minutes of the match when the in-form Matty Hill hit a great first-time volley in to the far corner of the goal from just inside the 18-yard box.

It was a cruel blow for Brymbo who had been on top for much of the match, but Ruthin showed great determination to find the leveller late on.

In the other tie played by the club on Saturday, another Ruthin Town XI fell to a 2-1 loss at home to Cefn Mawr Rangers.

They had taken the lead through Mamudo Dabo but Rangers responded well and turned the tie on its head thanks to goals from Callum Dutton and Jacque Coates.

Following Saturday's results, Ruthin Town wrote the following statement on their Twitter page: "Yesterday's two games were the last involvement of football in 2020 for the club.

"We all know that it's been a very strange and testing time in the past nine months but it's been great to see some football in the last few weeks.

"The new management team of Phil Hudson and Tommy Holmes have been very impressed with the lads training and in the games played. Yesterday again saw the lads playing two very competitive friendlies.

"We now have a few weeks break before we return and start again ahead of the season opener in mid-January."

Ruthin have enjoyed some good wins in 'pre-season', including over Rhyl 1879 and local rivals Corwen.

They will begin their JD Cymru North campaign at home to Holyhead Hotspur on January 16.