CONWY Borough advanced to the Mawddach Cup second round with a 4-2 victory over neighbours Mochdre Sports.

The Tangerines went ahead on ten minutes when Dean Seager fired home from 25 yards after neat link-up play with Tommy Creamer, but they were pegged back on 28 after Scott Roberts levelled matters.

Borough regained the advantage soon after when Seager notched his second of the tie on 28 minutes, and the talented forward completed his hat-trick after good work from 17-year-old Adam Buckley after the break.

Jordan Phillips gave the visitors renewed hope when he reduced the arrears midway through the half, but a well-taken effort on 89 minutes from Jack Hoult denied them a route back into the contest.

Manager Gareth Thomas, said: “It was a potential banana skin tonight for the players against a local side, we changed the team around to get minutes into lads coming back from injury and handed a first start to Adam Buckley who I thought was outstanding.

“His work rate and decision making were excellent. To Mochdre's credit they came and had a go but I felt we deserved the win and had we been more clinical in the first half we should have had the game sewn up but two poor mistakes allowed them in and gave them the confidence to think they thought they could get a result.

“We have to start defending properly as the goals we are conceding are poor and this is something we need to improve on if we are to challenge for the league and cup competitions.”

There was no such luck for Lock Stock Welsh Alliance Division Two leaders Glan Conwy, who exited the competition at the first round stage after a 4-2 home reverse at the hands of Nantlle Vale.