LLANDUDNO veteran Mark Connolly hit his 100th JD Welsh Premier League goal in their 2-1 home loss to Cardiff Met.

The versatile midfielder boasts a wealth of top flight experience with Bala Town and Rhyl before making the move to the Giant Hospitality Stadium this summer, and his superb strike towards the end of the contest was the highlight of another disappointing display from the relegated side.

Mark Cowans’ men have just two games remaining before making a move back to the second tier after a four-year stint in the WPL, and their penultimate fixtures sees them make the trip to basement dwellers Llanelli Town on Saturday (2.30pm).

Tudno almost went ahead on seven minutes when a shot from defender Mike Pearson fell straight into the keeper’s hands, and the Archers went straight up the other end to open the scoring thanks to another clinical finish from prolific forward Adam Roscrow.

The Met striker forced Shaun Pearson into a smart stop after another impressive attacking move on 13 minutes, and Roscrow was proving to be a real handful early on as he headed another chance over the bar.

George Harry diverted an effort wide just before the break for the home side, with Pearson once again called into action after the interval when he brilliantly kept out a Matt Neale attempt on 56 minutes.

The Tudno stopper could do nothing about Will Evans’ effort on 65 minutes, with the player rounding off a fine team move to double the visitors’ advantage.

This was met by a strong response from the hosts, who got back into the game on 80 minutes when Connolly delivered a superb strike from outside the area that flew into the top corner for his century.

He was booked for jumping into the crowd during the celebrations, but the hosts did not build on this momentum in the closing stages as they failed to get back on level terms.