This was a disappointing result for Ruthin on the road at Colwyn Bay on Saturday. With Ruthin seeing the return of ex RGC players Mike Jones and Jordan Jones after long injury layoffs confidence was high that they had a chance of a return home from the coast with a much needed victory, but it wasn't to be.
Colwyn Bay started the brighter with outside half Pat Atkinson opening the scoring from a long range penalty. Then following poor Ruthin tackling Dan Lycett crashed over in the corner to extend the lead to 8-0.
As is often the case with Ruthin this season they were then stirred into life after conceding the early points. Good work from Deian Williams saw Ruthin upto Colwyn Bays 22. Then from a short range lineout Danny Miller touched down to reduce the deficit to 8-5.
Atkinson and Nathan Jones exchanged penalties to leave the score at 11-8 going into the end of the first half.
After the break Ruthin began to take control and were dominating in both the forwards and backs. After some good phase play Steff Morgan broke through and rounded the full back and put Ruthin into the lead for the first time. Nathan Jones added the extras and Ruthin were up 15-11. Minutes later Ruthin should have been further ahead after further excellent play from Morgan and Deian Williams. Only a fine tackle inches from the line preventing Ruthin going into a commanding lead.
With 10 minutes to go Colwyn Bay's Atkinson broke from his own 22 and ran through poor Ruthin defence before scoring under the posts. His conversion made it 18-15. Despite Ruthin pressurising in the last few minutes that was to be the decisive score.
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