LLANDUDNO are still searching for their first JD Welsh Premier League win of the season after falling to a narrow 2-1 reverse at Cefn Druids.

Iwan Williams’ men were once again counting the cost of missing a host of good opportunities against the Europa League qualifiers, and they will look to finally kickstart their season at home to Barry Town United on Saturday (2.30pm).

The away side started the game in composed fashion and almost went ahead early on when Zyaac Edwards rattled the post after good link-up play with John Owen, with Mark Connolly forcing Michael Jones into a stunning save with a well-struck free-kick on 26 minutes.

They were made to pay for their lack of conviction in front of goal when the Ancients opened the scoring on 33 minutes when Dean Rittenberg, a recent signing from Bangor City, managed to bundle the ball past Shaun Pearson following a corner.

This setback was met with a strong response by the visitors, who levelled proceedings shortly after when full-back Steve Thomas produced a sensational effort past Jones to get Tudno back in the contest and notch their first top flight goal of the season.

Things almost got even better soon after when Owen’s powerful strike from 30 yards hit the crossbar, but the hosts came out fighting after the interval with Arek Piskorski firing wide in the opening exchanges.

James Davies somehow failed to find the target for Huw Griffiths’ men on 52 minutes from five yards out, but they finally went ahead on the hour mark when Nathan Peate headed past Pearson from another corner after brother Max scored for Rhyl at Porthmadog earlier in the day.

Tudno defender Ieuan Hewitt missed the best chance to equalise on 64 minutes but saw his effort fly wide, with the home side seeing out the remainder of the game in comfortable fashion to secure their first success of the campaign.