PRESTATYN Town failed to claim derby bragging rights as they suffered a 3-1 home defeat at the hands of Llandudno.
The Seasiders were unable to build on their win at Carmarthen Town in what was a disappointing night at the office for Neil Gibson’s men, who are now back in the relegation places as they prepared to take on Ruthin Town in the Welsh Cup on Saturday.
Despite putting the visitors under significant pressure in the early stages, it was Iwan Williams’ side who gained the upper hand early on when former Rhyl midfielder Danny Hughes finished off a fine team move involving Toby Jones and Aaron Hassall on ten minutes.
Things almost got worse soon after when Marc Williams failed to convert a good opportunity when his effort was saved superbly by Carl Jones shortly before the break.
After the interval, the home side came out with a renewed sense of purpose and they almost pulled level when Noah Edwards’ thunderous effort flew narrowly wide.
This came back to haunt them on 52 minutes when another quick break presented another chance to Williams, and this time the talented forward made no mistake to double Tudno’s advantage.
Jack Kenny was the next Seasider to find himself with a chance to pull the hosts back into the game, but Mike Williams produced a sensational last-ditch tackle to deny the forward.
With conditions worsening, the away side sealed the points on 69 minutes courtesy of a trademark thunderbolt from Hughes, who drilled home his second of the contest to put the tie beyond reach.
Gibson’s men kept plugging away to their credit and they managed to notch a consolation on 89 minutes when a Jack Lewis free-kick found its way into the net, but it was not enough to prevent Williams from securing his first win since he took over as Tudno boss.