LLANDUDNO missed the chance to climb up the JD Cymru North standings after they were held 2-2 at Corwen.

Matthew Jones’ side showed their fighting qualities to come from two-down and rescue a share of the spoils against the struggling side, leaving them occupying 11th ahead of their home encounter with Buckley Town on Saturday.

A cagey opening to the contest saw little in the way of goalmouth action before Jacob Farleigh carved out the first real opening on 13 minutes when he flashed an effort wide following a superb individual run.

Tudno stopper Shaun Pearson had to be at his best to deny the home side midway through the half with two sensational close-range saves, with Robbie Parry going close on a pair of occasions on 30 and 33 minutes at the other end.

The deadlock was finally broken by the home side at a crucial stage of the contest, with Joe Williams finding the top corner with an exceptional effort in first half stoppage time.

After the break saw things go from bad to worse for Tudno as they conceded again on 50 minutes through a composed finish from Ioz Jones, and they almost sealed three points following the restart when a Tom Williams strike was brilliantly diverted by Pearson.

The away side remained undeterred despite their deficit and got themselves back into the tie on 70 minutes when substitute Alex Roberts reacted first to prod home from close range after Farleigh’s initial attempt was tipped into his path by keeper Dylan Williams.

This tipped the scales firmly in the visitors’ favour and they were handed a golden opportunity to ensure they had something to show from a determined display on 77 minutes with a penalty, and Robbie Parry held his nerve to convert the spot kick.

Both sides threw everything forward late on in search of a winner to no avail, but there was another boost for Tudno with the appearance of Jamie McDaid following a six-month layoff through injury.