CONWY Borough were dealt a cruel blow as they fell to a late 1-0 defeat at Huws Gray Alliance title contenders Airbus Broughton.

The Tangerines put in a spirited display against their fancied opponents but had nothing to show for their efforts after conceding a stoppage time goal to condemn them to defeat.

It promises to be a busy week for Gareth Thomas’ men, who entertain Holyhead Hotspur on Wednesday before travelling to fellow newly promoted side Buckley Town on Saturday (2.30pm).

Thomas, said: “I'm disappointed we haven't seen the game out and got a deserved point.

“It's a cruel game at times and the lads have to adapt quickly in this league. We have been penalised for switching off right at the death.

“We have to move on and look to the game at home to Holyhead on Wednesday. The players are hurting but our performance today was good in spells, but we need to get some points on the board soon.

“It's a hard league and we have a young squad, but we can’t feel sorry for ourselves.”

The visitors remained resolute throughout the opening period despite having to withstand heavy pressure from the Wingmakers which resulted in high-profile arrivals Lewis Buckley and Asa Hamilton spurning good opportunities to put them ahead.

A sterling defensive display from Boro kept the home side at bay after the break, with Curtis Strong looking the most likely to make something happen as the promotion chasers began to look frustrated by their lack of ability to find a way past the resolute visiting rearguard, while at the other end Nathan Williams’ 35-yard effort flew narrowly over.

The crucial moment in the contest arrived with 94 minutes on the clock when a strong delivery evaded everyone but Ryan Edwards, who headed past Keighan Jones to condemn the away side to defeat.