CONWY Borough picked up their first point under new manager Warren Gibbs with a 1-1 draw at Holyhead Hotspur.

The Tangerines showed their resolve to come from a goal down and secure a share of the spoils against the Huws Gray Alliance’s bottom side, and they face a huge test of their credential next Saturday when runaway leaders Airbus Broughton visit Y Morfa (2.30pm).

Darren Garmey’s men turned in a spirited display and go into their tricky looking trip to Gresford Athletic on Saturday seven points adrift of safety.

The home side almost went ahead in the opening exchanges when a Tomos Clarke strike rattled the post with Keighan Jones beaten, and the Boro stopper had to be at his best to deny another effort midway through the half.

After the break saw the Holy Islanders finally get their noses in front when talisman Mel McGinness slotted past Jones with the first meaningful attack of the second period.

Gibbs’ side responded well to the setback in the face of some robust challenges from the hosts, who went down to ten men shortly after the Tangerines managed to produce a leveller on 63 minutes when Conor Harwood finished well after some neat build up play.

With momentum now fully with the visitors, prolific striker Corrig McGonigle almost snatched all three points late on when his thumping effort was diverted by the home custodian to ensure both sides had to something to show from a physical and entertaining contest.

Gibbs, said: “Once we equalised, I thought we may have pushed on for the win but this is a hard place to play and overall a draw was probably about the right result.”