PRESTATYN Town were unable to make it two successive Huws Gray Alliance wins in succession as they fell to a 4-2 loss at Ruthin Town.

The Seasiders’ recent resurgence was brought to an abrupt halt BY Chris Williams’ well-drilled outfit, leaving Neil Gibson’s men in ninth position as they prepare to welcome Denbigh Town to the Motion Finance Stadium on Friday (7.30pm).

The home side began the game on the front foot and opened the scoring after just four minutes thanks to a thunderbolt from Tom Roberts that gave visiting custodian Ryan Roberts no chance.

This provoked a strong response from the away side, who managed to get back on level terms just before the break when some superb approach play from Oli Buckley presented a chance to Alex Jones, and the skipper held his nerve to tuck away the chance and restore parity to the scoreline.

After the break saw Town forward Ben Maher force Ryan Goldston into a smart stop during the opening exchanges, and they were made to pay for this miss on 54 minutes when the prolific Llyr Morris found some space at the far post and made no mistake with the finish.

Credit to the Seasiders, they responded well once again and got back on level terms almost instantly when Maher produced a fine piece of individual skill before unleashing a ferocious effort into the top corner.

The hosts seized the initiative yet again on 70 minutes when a Tom Williams delivery evaded everyone and ended up in the net, with Town striker Ian Griffiths spurning a fantastic chance to equalise soon after at the other end when he headed over under pressure.

Their misery was compounded on 77 minutes when home skipper Ilan Hughes converted from the penalty spot after stopper Roberts prevented a goalscoring opportunity in the box, leaving Gibson’s side with nothing to show for their efforts in what was their second defeat in their last eight games.