RHYL assistant manager Richard Williams-Cooke pulled no punches after his side’s 1-0 home loss to Llandudno.

Former Lilies’ boss Matthew Jones managed to get one over on his old club despite Tudno going down to eight men in the second period, and Williams-Cooke could not hide his frustration after seeing his side fall to their third defeat in five.

He said: “It was terrible to be honest and the worst we have played since Eddie (Maurice-Jones) and I came to the club.

“The standard was not acceptable for this football club, for the coaching staff or for the players.

“You can say we are low on number but we’re not going to go on about that. We had two U19s starting again today but it is the first time I have actually questioned the desire of the lads since we have been here.

“Saying that, Ben Lockley did very well until he got a bad knock at the end with a bad challenge but I don’t think the opposing player meant it. Callum Roberts also had great energy, worked his socks off and played in two or three different positions as we looked to get back into the game, so fair play to him.”

The Lilywhites’ will need to respond from their dressing down at the earliest opportunity when they make the daunting trip to coastal rivals and JD Cymru North leaders Prestatyn Town on Saturday.

“We’ve told them if we don’t improve then they are going to get drilled next week and they know that,” added Williams-Cooke.

“Hopefully four of the seven we have got missing will be back but it was the lack of creativity that was so frustrating.

“I’m not saying they didn’t try as I know they did, but it was a terrible performance and I am really disappointed and annoyed by it.”