CONWY Borough picked up a hugely positive result by holding runaway Huws Gray Alliance leaders Airbus Broughton to a 1-1 draw.

The Tangerines turned in a superb display to emerge with a share of the spoils against the Wingmakers, and Warren Gibbs’ side will look to take this positive momentum into their next outing at improving Guilsfield on Saturday (2.30pm).

Gibbs, said: “The attitude of the players has been first class since Dave [Cavanagh] and I came in and hopefully we can now build on this performance and result against a very good team.”

The away side began the game well in the face of some stern pressure in the opening exchanges, and they managed to get their noses in front on 31 minutes through a fine strike from the in-form Sean McCaffrey.

Former Airbus Academy goalkeeper Keighan Jones pulled off a series of superb saves to keep his side in front following the opener, but he was finally beaten after the break when a sensational run down the wing from Curtis Strong saw him delver a pinpoint cross into the path of Lewis Buckley, who headed a leveller on 52 minutes.

Things almost went from bad to worse for the visitors soon after when a Kristian Platt free-kick rattled the crossbar, and prolific striker Asa Hamilton’s rebound was chalked off for offside.

Buckley fired an effort wide after latching on to a clearance from home custodian Dave Roberts, and Jones was the hero of the hour once again in the closing stages when he brilliantly diverted a long-range effort from Strong to ensure his side had something to show for a resolute display.