CONWY Borough extended their recent run of positive results with a 1-1 draw at Holywell Town.

The Tangerines turned in a much-improved second half display to ensure they went home with a share of the spoils, and Gareth Thomas’ treble-winners begin their quest for Huws Gray Cup success at home to Llanrhaeadr-ym-Mochant on Saturday (2.30pm).

The home side almost went ahead early on when Joe Carey forced a smart save from Joe Carey after good work from Tony Roebuck and Damian Ketley, with Corrig McGonigle thwarted by the defending of Andy Metcalf at the other end.

A cagey first period brought little in the way of goalmouth opportunities thereafter, but the Wellmen came out after the break with a renewed sense of purpose and broke the deadlock after 59 minutes when Ketley produced a stunning chip over Jones, who was unable to get back and keep the ball out.

Credit to the visitors, they responded exceptionally well to the setback and levelled matters almost instantly courtesy of a sensational strike from Gerwyn Jones following a corner.

Ketley almost got the hosts back ahead when his effort on the turn was parried by Jones, but Boro finished the contest on the front foot and were unfortunate not to claim a late winner and go home with their third win in succession.

Bryan Roberts fired a free-kick just over after the impressive Luke Wandless was felled, and Dean Seager forced an outstanding stop from Metcalf from close range in the closing exchanges, with Sean McCaffrey’s strike from the rebound superbly blocked by Matty Kendrick to give both sides something to show for their efforts from a highly entertaining affair.