LLANDUDNO manager Iwan Williams praised his side’s character as they secured a creditable 0-0 draw at Carmarthen Town.

The JD Welsh Premier League side picked up their first point of the campaign with a fine defensive display after a long journey to South Wales, and Tudno will look to build on this positive performance on Saturday when they welcome Newtown to the Giant Hospitality Stadium on Saturday (2.30pm).

Williams, said: “It was a complete contrast to last week and I said to the players that’s the bare minimum of what is required.

“We defended for our lives but also opened them up and I was disappointed with the officials for the disallowed goal. We are a work in progress with 17 new lads, but I can’t be happier with the graft and endeavour they showed.

“We were dangerous on the counter, hit the post and had a goal disallowed. It has been two tough trips to start the season but it is a point that we can build on as Carmarthen have been talked about possibly getting in the top six but we looked like the home team on occasion.

“I don’t think I have felt as bad in football as I did last week, and credit to the lads they were hurting as much as I was which was a breath of fresh air. It is going to be tough to get into the top six and you need to come to places like this and get something which we have.”

Tudno made a bright start and almost went ahead after two minutes when midfielder Leo Smith failed to convert a good chance after good work from John Owen, with Ieuan Hewitt hitting the post with a header on 38 minutes following a corner from the Wrexham loanee.

After the interval saw the Old Gold ask significant questions of the Tudno rearguard, but they remained resolute and the visitors thought they had secured all three points at the death when the outstanding Zyacc Edwards saw his shot saved by Lee Idzl, and Mark Connolly prodded in the rebound only for the effort to be chalked off for offside.