LLANDUDNO manager Iwan Williams rued his side’s lack of conviction as they were held to a goalless draw with Newtown.

The JD Welsh Premier League side missed countless chances in the first period to deny them their first victory of the season, and they face another hugely busy week of league and cup action in the hope of kickstarting their campaign.

Tudno make the trip to Huws Gray Alliance title favourites Bangor City in the Nathaniel MG Cup on Tuesday night, before  travelling to Europa League qualifiers Cefn Druids in front of the S4C Sgorio cameras on Saturday (7.30pm).

Williams, said: “I thought it was a game of two halves really. We had much the better of it in the first and Newtown edged the second, but I didn’t think they had any clea- cut chances as out back five were once again outstanding.

“We were defensively sound and dealt well with their long balls, but we cannot keep relying on them and the game should have been dead and buried in the first half.

“It wasn’t like we were missing half chances they were one-on-ones, but Matty (Williams) hit the nail on the head in the changing rooms saying he can smell the togetherness and desire but it does not win you football matches alone.

“It’s all well and good having belief in the changing rooms but you have to have the same desire in the penalty box. We have a lot think look on and think about but we have to get on with it this week with two difficult fixtures.”

Talented forward John Owen spurned a host of opportunities throughout the first period during a prolonged spell of dominance from the home side, with Mike Pearson also forcing a stunning save from the visiting stopper to frustrate them further.

After the break saw the Robins come more into the game, but they were unable to find a way past the resolute Tudno rearguard marshalled superbly by Kai Edwards to ensure both sides had something to show for their efforts.