LLANDUDNO assistant manager Matty Williams rued the errors that cost his side as they fell to a 4-0 home loss at the hands of JD Welsh Premier League champions The New Saints.

The struggling top-flight basement dwellers had nothing to show for their efforts despite an encouraging start to the game against the full-timers, and Tudno now brace themselves for a pivotal Boxing Day clash at Caernarfon Town, before taking them on again at the Giant Hospitality Stadium on New Year’s Day.

Williams, said: “We had a game plan to nullify their threats as they have undoubted quality. It’s been a mixed bag for them in terms of results this year but we were good for the first 20 minutes, but two errors cost us and we found ourselves two down at the break which we didn’t recover from.

“To say the two games against Caernarfon are massive would be an understatement, but we have never questioned the care of the lads in the changing room. They do care and we know that they just need some confidence.

“Boxing Day is huge so we will go there with a game plan that can hopefully get us a result.

“We just have to try and get them going. They are an honest group who are the first to hold their hands up when they don’t perform, but errors have cost us yet again.”

After a largely positive start the visitors managed to break the deadlock on 23 minutes when Kane Lewis fired past Shaun Pearson, and Kurtis Byrne doubled their advantage when he took advantage of a defensive error with 35 gone.

The second period saw the hosts go close when George Harry’s header failed to find the target after good work from Mark Connolly, and they were made to pay for this miss soon after when the prolific Ryan Brobbel notched a third on 62 minutes.

There was still time for striker Greg Draper to rub further salt into Tudno’s wounds with a well-taken effort on 85 minutes to round off the scoring.