DAN MOORE conceded that he’s “starting to sound like a broken record” after Buckley Town contrived to plot their own downfall at Ruthin Town.

Goals inside the first 24 minutes from Will Owen and Llyr Morris gave Buckley a mountain to climb, but Connor Littler struck late on to set up a tense finish.

It was Ruthin who managed to score the fourth goal of the game as Ilan Hughes’ penalty a minute from full-time secured a 3-1 win.

Buckley boss Moore, who saw Littler and Lewis Hone efforts ruled out for offside and Jake Roberts hit a post, was left scratching head after a fifth defeat in eight outings.

“We gave ourselves a mountain to climb after going two goals down, and I’m starting to sound like a broken record but Ruthin haven’t had to work to score any of their three goals,” reflected Moore.

“We were pleased with the second half performance, we’ve hit the post and had two goals disallowed, for offside - we think.

“It’s the best we’ve played for a couple of weeks and the players showed some good character to come back into it.

“We’re obviously disappointed to suffer another defeat but we know that these players have so much more to offer, and given some consistency in selection and system we will see improved results.

“We are 25 per cent of the way through the season now and we are fully aware that we need to start winning games, so we’ll continue to work hard to make that happen.”

Goals from Jay Gibbs and Mel McGuinness were not enough to prevent rock-bottom Porthmadog from losing 4-2 at high-flying Llanrhaeadr, who won courtesy of Iwan Matthews (2), Khyam Wyton and Gary Meredith.

Corrig McGonigle was in the goals again as his double helped secure a 3-1 win at Llanfair United for Conwy, who saw Liam Morris grab the other Paul Griffiths struck for Llanfair.

Ifan Burrel and Stefan Gittins handed Penrhyncoch a 2-0 win over Colwyn Bay.