LLANGEFNI Town were unable to pull off an upset to boost their JD Cymru North survival hopes in a 5-0 home loss to Flint Town United.

The newly promoted side were no match for the JD Cymru North title hopefuls during the second period after a first half that brought little in the way of chances, leaving Chris Roberts’ side with plenty of work to do in order to retain their league status for next term.

Cefni now have a weekend off to rest and lick their wounds before making a crucial trip to an inconsistent Llandudno outfit on February 22.

A scoreless first half saw both side wasteful in the final third before the Silkmen finally seized the initiative after the break when Mark Cadwallader’s glancing header from a Nathan Brown corner found its way past Steve Sinclair on 54 minutes.

Things went from bad to worse for the home side on 65 minutes when they fell further behind courtesy of a sensational free kick from Brown that flew into the top corner following a foul on Cadwallader.

This visibly deflated the hosts and United made them pay once again on 68 minutes through Cadwallader, who had the simple task of diverting into the net for his second of the evening after impressive approach play from Callum Bratley.

The former Rhyl FC forward was the beneficiary of another outstanding corner delivery from Brown on 75 minutes, steering in the set-piece to complete his hat-trick.

There was still time for Niall McGuinness’ side to rub further salt into the home side’s wounds, and it was Alex Titchiner who wrapped up the scoring with a neat finish after being teed up expertly by Brown.

The defeat could see Llangefni enter the bottom four should Buckley Town pick up points from their two game before Town next take the field.