CPD Y Rhyl 1879 picked up another significant milestone during their 3-1 friendly loss to Ruthin Town at Belle Vue.

The recently formed club scored their first-ever goal in only its second fixture, which was another step in a positive direction for the projected NWCFA Tier 4 (East) Premier Division title challengers if the campaign is permitted to get underway at some stage.

They turned in an encouraging display behind closed doors against the JD Cymru North side, who have gone through some substantial changes of their own this summer with a new management team and a host of influential squad members departing for pastures new.

Manager Gareth Thomas, said: “It was another good workout against a side from Tier 2.

“I thought we were better than last week in terms of keeping the ball and passing but conceded three poor goals.

“There are still plenty of positives and looking forward to the game against Airbus UK Broughton on Tuesday night.

“The lads are still learning each other’s game and with a host of players to come after next week it’s looking good.”

A strong start for the home side saw them take the lead on 13 minutes thanks to a moment of magic from Hayden Hughes, who produced a sensational chip to deceive the Town stopper from 30 yards.

Home keeper Jordan Manley conjured up a sensational save to keep his side ahead on 20 minutes, with James Jones going close at the other end with 35 on the clock.

The visitors managed to get back on level terms just before the break when Tom Dyer hit the target and they went ahead for the first time after the break when Tom Mann’s shot deflected past Manley on 62 minutes.

A fine counter-attack on 72 minutes saw Josh Jones turn in another opportunity to double the away side’s advantage and complete the scoring.