A RUTHLESS attacking display from The New Saints saw them progress to the Nathaniel MG Cup semi-finals with a 5-0 win at Llandudno.

The home side started on the front foot and went close on two occasions early on when Mike Pearson and Ieuan Hewitt missing chances within the opening five minutes, before George Harry’s deflected effort flew narrowly wide.

Gradually the visitors began to impose themselves on proceedings, and they were rewarded for their improved play after 26 minutes when Danny Redmond finished well to open the scoring.

This provoked a strong response from the hosts, who had a fantastic chance to level matters on 35 minutes when Harry was sent through on goal, but he failed to find the target with his effort and the opportunity was gone.

Tudno were made to pay for their lack of conviction in front of goal on 39 minutes when Redmond pounced for his second of the evening, and things went from bad to worse for Iwan Williams’ men just before the break when Ben Clark steered home after another impressive attacking move.

After the break saw Scott Ruscoe’s side add to their tally after 49 minutes thanks to a well-taken effort from Chris Sargeant, and the same player wasted a chance for a fifth a minute before the hour mark during a rampant spell from the full-timers.

Harry was still looking lively at the other end and his fine strike from outside the box fell the wrong side of the post on 61 minutes, with Kurtis Byrne firing wide after a period of pressure for the visitors with 79 gone.

The introduction youngster Osian Jones and Aron Hughes provided some energy to the Tudno attack in the closing stages, but it was the cup holders who secured yet another on 80 minutes thanks to a header from Josh Hmami to round off the scoring.