LLANDUDNO manager Iwan Williams praised his side’s professionalism as they secured a 3-1 JD Welsh Cup win at Llangefni Town.

The JD Welsh Premier League side made it through to the next stage of the competition after a determined display against a very spirited Cefni outfit, with Tudno now turning their attentions to top-fight safety as they kick-off Phase Two of the campaign at Aberystwyth Town on Friday night (7.45pm).

Williams, said: “Getting through to the next round was the objective and we spoke before the game about this being an 11-game scrap for us now and this is just the start.

“The conditions were not good and I have to give credit to Llangefni, I thought they were brilliant and you can see that the players are really fighting for Chris (Roberts) and everyone at the club worked very hard to get the game on.

“They are two league below us but they are doing very well, so I asked for a professional performance and I told we really applied ourselves in tough conditions, so I am delighted.

“The league is obviously more important and we are going to have to fight and scrap for every point. This is something for us to build on so in that sense it is very pleasing, but we have a huge task ahead of us now and one thing I know for sure is that my players will be giving it everything.”

Both sides missed good chances during a scoreless first period in treacherous conditions on Anglesey, but Tudno managed to get their noses in front after the break when George Harry fired in off the post from a corner on 65 minutes.

Things got even better for the visitors soon after when defender Kai Edwards doubled their advantage with a powerful header shortly following the restart, and they secured their spot in the last eight when midfielder Danny Hughes managed to steer the ball through the mud and over the line at the third attempt.

Credit to the home side, they kept plugging away and managed to secure a consolation for their efforts late on when Alan Mark Owen finished well.