LLANDUDNO manager Matthew Jones stated their 1-0 home loss at the hands of Buckley Town was “a hard one to take”.

The JD Cymru North side had nothing to show from their latest outing thanks to a combination of wasteful finishing and a spirited display from the struggling side, leaving them in 11th spot and seven points clear of the bottom four ahead of a tricky looking trip to Porthmadog on Saturday.

Jones, said: “A really rough one to take that, the conditions were terrible and to be fair to Buckley they got their goal and then really dug.

“On another day it could have been different as we put on the pressure second half but it just wasn’t to be in the end.

“We now focus on our away game against Porthmadog next week.”

The home side went close to breaking the deadlock early on when Jacob Farleigh fired wide after good work from Dean Seager, who also spurned a golden opportunity with 32 on the clock when one on one with the visiting keeper.

They were made to pay for their lack of conviction just before the break when the away side managed to take advantage of a rare attack when Josh Jones’ stoppage time strike found its way past Shaun Pearson and into the net.

After the break saw Tudno skipper Danny Hughes come within a whisker of levelling matters on two occasions during the opening exchanges, and the midfield talisman sent a strike inches over the bar on 66 minutes during a dominant period of the contest.

Bucks’ stopper Joe Makaruk had to be at his best to deny Lee Thomas on 73 minutes after the club legend linked up well with Alfons Fosu Mensah, and the keeper also thwarted Farleigh once again with a stunning stop soon after.

Two long-range strikes from Lewis Sirrell almost salvaged a point for the hosts late on to no avail.