CONWY Borough boss Gareth Thomas praised the character within his squad as they got their Huws Gray Alliance campaign up and running last week.

The Tangeries bounced back from two straight defeats with maximum points in consecutive games thanks to a 1-0 home victory over Holyhead Hotspur, before downing newly promoted Buckley Town 2-1 on their travels.

Next up for the Tangerines is a home tie with Denbigh Town at Y Morfa, who come into the game on the back of a stunning victory over title favourites Bangor City.

“Thomas, said: “Things are looking a lot rosier than last week but I said to the lads we could have easily had eight points but their response has been massive.

“It has been a big learning curve for the team as they are still young and could have folded after losing late at Airbus, but they grounded a result out on Wednesday and looked very good on Saturday.

“They have shown tremendous character at the end of the day and they have really found their feet from the start really, although they found out quickly that you cannot switch off at this level as you will get punished.

“We have not started the same side yet either and with Lee (Thomas) going to Llandudno Albion to play more and Adam (Whitlock) going to Colwyn Bay it makes things more difficult, but in Cory (Williams, Corrig (McGonigle) and Dean 9Seager) we have a front three that can match anyone in the league.

“Denbigh will be ecstatic from their result on Friday which they thoroughly deserved, and they should have been put of sight within the opening ten minutes really. I am looking forward to it and hopefully we can get another good result.”

McGonigle netted the only goal of the game against the Holy Islanders, with the prolific striker on target again three days later together with a stoppage time strike from Williams to seal the points.