LLANDUDNO have been relegated from the JD Welsh Premier League after a 2-0 defeat at Carmarthen Town.

The long-time strugglers ended a four-year stay in the top flight with a disappointing display against the Old Gold, and they will now begin preparing for a tilt at Tier 2 promotion at the first opportunity.

It has been a memorable few years in the WPL for Tudno, who secured a Europa League spot in their first season and saw them take on Swedish giants IFK Goteborg in the biggest match in their history so far.

After withstanding some heavy pressure in the opening exchanges, the away side almost opened the scoring on the half hour mark when George Harry latched on to a Les Davies flick-on, but saw his effort come back off the crossbar with the keeper beaten.

This proved to be crucial as the home side got their noses in front on 36 minutes when a Liam Thomas strike deflected off teammate Mael Davies and past Shaun Pearson.

Tudno’s fate was all-but sealed shortly before the half-time whistle when Pearson could only parry a Lewis Harling header into the path of Thomas, who made no mistake from close range to double the home side’s advantage.

After the interval saw the visitors come close to getting themselves back into the contest when a Mark Connolly free-kick forced veteran Old Gold stopper Lee Idzi into a superb save with 62 on the clock.

A frustrating afternoon at the office in front of goal was further reflected late on when a Davies header came back off the post, which turned out to be the final chance of note as Tudno bowed out of the WPL.

Things have not been easy at the Giant Hospitality Stadium this term following a squad overhaul during the summer, with manager Iwan Williams also given compassionate leave during a crucial stage of the run-in.