AFTER a three-week gap of no games, Ruthin Ladies were more than ready to play a competitive game once again.

They travelled all the way to Tywyn to face Dysynni’s second team on Saturday and came away with a 3-1 success.

Ruthin started on the front foot and they dominated most of the first half, with excellent passing through the Dysynni players.

This reflected Ruthin’s play as they effectively managed to win many attacking short corners, thanks to Linda Harrison’s effective stick work in the D.

Although many short corners were unsuccessful, Ruthin did not give up and they finally managed to get their first goal from Eleri Jones. After this, Ruthin began to tire towards the end of the second half.

It was Brooke Day’s debut playing for the first team and she did not disappoint.

Excellent work by Llio Jones and Mali Thomas set up Day and her finely placed shot made it 2-0.

This gave Ruthin a huge boost as the first half drew to a close.

The beginning of the second half saw more of an attacking threat from Dysynni.

However, Ruthin’s defence was solid, with good communication and marking in the back by Katy Hancock and Sali Hughes. Although Dysynni gained a couple of short corners, Ruthin’s defence was persistent, with some excellent saves by goalkeeper Harriet Jones.

It was effectively game over when the visitors added their third goal of the contest.

Catrin Roberts' great pass set up Eleri Jones and her excellent shot went into the goal.

After this, Ruthin began to tire and Dysynni managed to pull a goal back.

Ruthin remained determined, with Anna Roberts threatening with shots that were saved by the home keeper.

The player of the match went to Eleri Jones and Ruthin’s players' player jointly went to Sali Hughes and Eleri Jones. Ruthin's next match which will be a home cup game on December 4 (10.30am) against Bala.