RHUDDLAN Town’s second friendly fixture in as many weeks saw them secure a 5-2 victory at Rhyl All-Stars.

The NWCFA Tier 4 (East) Premier Division side are still waiting for an official start date for their season from the Football Association of Wales, which doesn’t appear to be happening any time soon, but they are at least able to turn out in non-competitive matches under strict COVID-19 guidelines implemented by the governing body.

Town got off on the front foot and opened the scoring early on through talented wide player Josh Parry, but the All-Stars responded well to the setback and levelled matters soon after.

A fine finish from Ryan Potts got Rhuddlan back on top shortly before the break, and the same player was on hand to double his tally and extend their advantage in the second period.

The friendly was wrapped up when Matty Rees – who also missed a penalty during the game – finished well following a period of sustained pressure for Town’s fourth, with prolific forward Ian Davenport also finding the net to round off the scoring from the away side’s perspective.

Credit to the All-Stars, they kept plugging away and did manage to secure another consolation for their efforts before the full-time whistle was blown.

Rhuddlan manager Wayne Hughes, said: “It was another game under the belt as we continue to work on our match fitness.

“We took an early lead but it took us 30 minutes to find our rhythm again. We pretty much controlled the second half but credit to the All-Stars they kept going and continued to create chances.

“It was a good workout for the lads and some positive signs that we are starting to play some good football again.”