LLANDUDNO got their JD Cymru North campaign back on track with a hard-fought 1-0 home success over Ruthin Town.

The former Europa League qualifiers showed plenty of resolve to secure a valuable three points, which moves them up to ninth spot ahead of their JD Welsh Cup second round clash against Llanfair United at Maesdu Park on Saturday.

Tudno skipper Danny Hughes’ audacious 50-yard effort straight from the kick-off almost caught Ryan Goldston off guard, but the Town stopper recovered well to divert the attempt round the post.

Robbie Parry was the next to go close when he fired straight at Goldston following a fine interception at the other end, with two-time golden boot winner Llyr Morris forcing Shaun Pearson into a smart stop at the other end soon after.

The deadlock was finally broken towards the end of the first half thanks to a sensational individual effort from Parry, who rounded off a superb run with a thumping 20-yeard strike that flew into the bottom corner.

After the break saw Alfons Fosu-Mensah spurn a good chance to increase the hosts’ advantage when his goal-bound effort was brilliantly blocked, and the same player produced a tame effort midway through the half after latching on to an expert piece of approach play from substitute Aaron Pomeyie.

Pomeyie and Parry also fluffed their lines during a dominant spell in the closing stages, and Tudno had to withstand some heavy pressure from Chris Hardy’s side in the dying moments of the contest to emerge with a vital victory, their fifth in 12 league games so far this term.