RUSKIN continued their winning ways with a hard fought 16–5 victory over Prenton at a storm-lashed Ruskin Park.

The hosts started brightly with the gale at their backs, but were unable to break down a stubborn Prenton defence.

Prenton broke down Ruskin’s left flank after 20 minutes to score an unconverted try in the corner.

Ruskin replied with continuous pressure and were awarded a penalty on 25 minutes that Neil Foster duly converted to close the gap.

Ruskin deservedly took the lead after a fumbled clearance by the Prenton full-back was picked up by Sam Hughes to score a converted try between the posts.

The scoring in a feisty first half was completed by another Foster penalty.

The second half carried on in driving rain with Ruskin continuing to dominate, the forwards adapting to the conditions with excellent ball retention and pushing Prenton back with rolling mauls.

Ruskin were awarded another penalty for offside in the 65th minute and Foster converted to complete the scoring.

Sam Hughes in the backs and Matty Griffiths in the forwards were outstanding, although both teams deserve credit for an excellent game in such dire conditions.

Meanwhile, Ruskin played their first junior fixture as a curtain-raiser on Saturday when the under 12s faced Southport, winning convincingly.