CPD Y Rhyl 1879 closed out their fixtures before the festive break in style with a 6-2 home win over Rhuddlan Town.

The NWCFA Tier 4 (East) Premier Division rivals competed against one another in a hugely entertaining affair at Belle Vue in difficult conditions, which might be the last time either team sees anything in the way of meaningful action for the foreseeable future due to the lockdown measures enforced by the Welsh Government.

The hosts got off on the front foot and went ahead after just four minutes when James Jones found the net, but Wayne Hughes’ men responded well to the setback and levelled matters with nine on the clock courtesy of a neat finish from Ryan Potts.

A strong end to the first half saw the home side get their noses in front once again on 34 minutes when Eamon Buhalfaia hit the target, and this was swiftly followed by another which arrived courtesy of another long-range thunderbolt from Chris Bennett with 38 gone.

There was still time for the newly formed club to pull further clear just before the break when they were awarded a penalty, which Hayden Hurst duly converted to treble their cushion.

After the interval saw both sides miss good chances on a worsening pitch due to heavy downpours, but Rhyl notched a fifth goal on 75 minutes when Tom Cain made no mistake following a good period of possession.

Hughes capped off a fine individual display with his second of the afternoon on 80 minutes, but Town did manage to secure another consolation for their efforts late on when Matty Rees turned in a chance with six minutes remaining.

CPD Y Rhyl 1879 manager Gareth Thomas, said: “It was an excellent work out for both teams on a heavy pitch.

“There was some good football played in a well contested game.”