LLANDUDNO manager Matthew Jones was delighted with his side’s fighting qualities in their 1-0 win at Porthmadog.

The JD Cymru North side picked up a hugely impressive away triumph against a side fighting for their lives at the foot of the standings, and the tenth placed side will aim to enhance their prospects of a top half finish when they travel to in-form Gresford Athletic on Saturday.

Jones, said: “I’m really pleased with the performance and the result there.

“We have been able to show a different side of us in the way we have battled and fought for the win.

“I’m really pleased with the clean sheet, the two new lads Lennie (Armstrong) and Cory (Williams) also had very good debuts.

“The key now, as it has been all season, is for us to get the consistency but that gives us a brilliant platform.”

A strong start from the home side saw them go close on two occasions through John Owen and Dan Roberts, with Dean Seager latching on to a long ball before firing narrowly wide at the other end.

New signing Josh Davies another good opportunity for the hosts on 15 minutes after he linked up well with Owen, and they were made to pay for their early misses as Tudno opened the scoring through a successful Robbie Parry penalty on 28 minutes after Port stopper Paul Pritchard committed an infringement inside the area.

Owen, Cai Jones and Davies were providing a huge threat for Port in the closing stages of the half, but the trio were unable to take advantage of any openings that came their way.

This same pattern of play continued after the break, with Tudno’s stout rear-guard resisting some considerable pressure by the home side, and they had a couple of early chances of their own through Seager and Alex Roberts.

The introduction of Ilan ap Gareth gave the hosts a fresh injection of energy in the closing stages, but Tudno keeper Shaun Pearson denied them a leveller after thwarting Owen and Rob Evans and for his side to come away with all three points.