MBi Llandudno might have failed to repeat the heroics of the Welsh national side on their first European adventure, but they can still hold their heads up high.
The team suffered a crushing defeat in last Thursday’s 5-0 Europa League loss to IFK Göteborg but the Welsh minnows can still hold their heads up high.
Sporting their new Northern Powerhouse Development sponsored shirts for the first time, Llandudno’s match in Sweden was beamed across the world by the BBC.
Despite the severity of the loss the players could not have given any more against the Swedish giants, who have twice won the UEFA Cup and once reached the Champions League semi-finals.
Playing against such high-quality opposition was always going to be tough for the Welsh Premier League side, but their gritty performance shows just how far the club has come and Llandudno boss Alan Morgan had nothing but praise for his players.
He said: “We had the hardest game out of everyone in Europe. We gave them three goals, but the players couldn’t have given me anymore.”
NPD chairman Gavin Woodhouse backed the team to put in another brave performance in the return home leg this Thursday and is delighted to be sponsoring the club’s European adventure.
He said: “It was always going to be a huge ask to get a result at Goteborg but we’re looking forward to welcoming them back to Llandudno for the return leg. It is fantastic exposure for the team and the town and we are glad to be a part of it all.”
Llandudno will host Göteborg in the return leg at the Bangor University Stadium this Thursday.