LLANDUDNO remain bottom of the JD Welsh Premier League standings after a 3-0 loss at title chasing Connah’s Quay Nomads.

Iwan Williams’ side were comfortably beaten on their travels despite showing a marked improvement in their overall performance, and they will now take a welcome break from league action this weekend during their long trip to Briton Ferry for a JD Welsh Cup third round clash on Saturday.

The away side matched their ambitious opponents during the opening exchanges but only had a long-range effort from Matty Williams to show for their efforts in front of goal, ad they fell behind on 21 minutes when a lofted ball into the box was not dealt with and Ryan Wignall had the simple task of prodding home from five yards.

Alun Webb, Mark Connolly and George Harry all looked lively for the visitors following the setback, but Tudno were finding it difficult to penetrate the resolute home rearguard which ensured chances were at a premium for the remainder of the first period.

After the break saw Steve Thomas fire wide for Tudno after some neat build-up play prior to the opportunity, but they were caught with another sucker-punch on 66 minutes when Andy Owens made the most of some space to finish well on the volley.

Williams brought on John Owen and Leo Smith in the hope of injecting some urgency in the final third, but their hopes were dashed after 86 minutes when the home side were awarded a penalty which Callum Morris converted to round off the scoring.

The result leaves Tudno seven points adrift of safety ahead of a busy series of fixtures over the festive period, which sees Williams come up against his former club Caernarfon Town on two occasions.