A DISASTROUS first half display saw Llandudno vow out of the JD Welsh Cup with a 5-1 loss at Afan Lido.

The JD Cymru North side could not recover from a dismal first 45 minutes against their southern counterparts to exit the competition at the third-round stage, and manager Matthew Jones will be looking for significant improvement when his side return to league action at Gresford Athletic on Saturday.

The home side opened the scoring on seven minutes when a mistake from young goalkeeper Tom Williams left Lewis Holmes with the simple tasking of bundling the ball over the line from close range, and the same player was on hand to increase their cushion thanks to a powerful header with 31 on the clock.

Things went from bad-to-worse for Tudno soon after a Sam Downey back pass bobbled over the foot of Williams and into the net on 36 minutes, and a miserable first 45 was compounded in stoppage time when Sean Hanbury’s free-kick ended up in the top corner.

After the break saw Tudno’s fortunes improve somewhat despite never looking likely to claw back the deficit, with Downey making a difference at the other end with a clinical header on 64 minutes to seal his first goal for the club.

This proved to be their only consolation from a long and disappointing trip down south, and Lido rounded off the scoring with the final attack of the tie when Kiad Mohamed displayed a tremendous burst of pace before drilling an effort past Williams for the home side’s fifth.