LLANDUDNO’s JD Welsh Premier League status is now hanging by a thread after a 2-1 home loss to Aberystwyth Town.

The long-time strugglers are now eight points adrift of safety, meaning there is no more margin for error and need other result to go in their favour if they wish to retain their top-flight status.

Mark Cowan’s side will be relegated if they are beaten at Carmarthen Town on Saturday, April 6, with Old Gold sitting one place above them in the standings (2.30pm).

Forward George Harry’s long-range effort on six minutes almost gave the home side an early breakthrough, but his powerful drive was superbly diverted by Aber stopper Terry McCormick.

The away side came within inches of finding the net on nine minutes when an Ashley Ruane header came back off the post, and McCormick had to be at his best to deny midfield talisman Danny Hughes with 19 on the clock.

Tudno did manage to get their noses in front just before the break when burly striker Les Davies rose to meet a corner and head his first goal for the club since his move from Bangor City on 43 minutes.

After the break saw the hosts go close to doubling their advantage when Alun Webb’s volley flashed wide, and they were made to pay for this miss soon after when Ruane pounced on a Wes Baynes cross to hit the target with 51 on the clock.

The home side responded well and had the ball in the net through Sameron Dool immediately following the restart, but the effort was brought back due to an offside decision.

Webb found McCormick too good on a pair of occasions during a dominant spell from the hosts, but they were undone by a quick break on 66 minutes when Geoff Kellaway was sent through on goal clinically fired Aber in front for the first time.

Despite their best efforts, Tudno were unable to find a way past the resolute Aber rearguard and had nothing to show for a spirited first half display.