LLANDUDNO were unable to make home field advantage count as they fell to a 2-0 loss at the hands of Bangor City.

The JD Cymru North side could not claim anything from the game in blustery conditions to see their hopes of a top five finish fade further, leaving Matthew Jones’ men with plenty of work to do ahead of their next outing against high-flying Flint Town United on Saturday.

A strong start from the visitors saw them come within inches of breaking the deadlock on eight minutes when Esteban Goicoechea’s close-range effort was superbly diverted by Tudno stopper Shaun Pearson.

Former Barnsley midfielder Hugo Colace latched on to the rebound, but his attempt was thwarted by another incredible stop from Pearson and the danger was averted.

Emmanuel Agyemang was the next to go close for the Citizens’ when he flashed a header with following a corner on ten minutes, but their early persistence finally paid off with the opener on the quarter hour mark.

It was another set-piece routine that proved crucial, with Goicoechea powerfully heading into the net from a Piero Cauterucci corner to break the deadlock.

Tudno had appeals for a penalty waved away on 28 minutes before former City standout Robbie Parry notched their first real chance, firing an opportunity over the bar with half an hour on the clock.

Talented forward Francesco Serafino brought the best out of the outstanding Pearson once again on 35 minutes, unleashing a dipping free kick that forced the keeper into a fine stop.

A dominant end to the first half saw Goicoechea, Simone Rea and Colace both have efforts saved by Pearson, and Tudno’s task was made more difficult as gifted young defender Anthony Marshall was forced off through injury at the break.

Controversy followed after the interval when Goicoechea doubled the away side’s advantage in what appeared to be handball, which resulted in Tudno boss Jones being sent to the stands amid the protests.

Experienced player Lee Thomas also saw red for the hosts during the second period, leaving them with too much to do in order to salvage something from the contest.