CONWY Borough’s unbeaten start to the JD Cymru North season came to end as they were beaten 5-2 at title contenders Flint Town United.

The Silkmen made a strong start to proceedings and went ahead on 14 minutes when Andy Brown made the most of the space afforded to him to fire in the opener shortly after the hosts had a penalty appeal waved away.

This was met by a swift response from the away side, who enjoyed large amounts of possession thereafter and were rewarded for their improved play on 23 minutes when a mistake from the Town goalkeeper presented the easiest of chances to prolific striker Corrig McGonigle, who atoned for an earlier miss that came back off the post to level matters.

McGonigle had a golden opportunity to put his side in front on 33 minutes when he was sent through on goal, but the normally clinical marksman fluffed his lines and steered his attempt wide of the target.

They were made to pay for this miss on 40 minutes as Mark Cadwallader continued his exceptional start to the campaign with a well-taken effort to give United the lead heading into the break.

After the interval saw Niall McGuinness’ side waste no time in further stamping their mark on the contest, doubling their advantage on 49 minutes when talented midfielder Brandon Burrows was the latest beneficiary of some good link-up play to notch his first goal of the campaign.

The visitors remained undeterred despite their two-goal deficit, which they managed to reduce on 59 minutes when energetic midfielder Rob Jones’ strike from just inside the area nestled into the net.

This joy proved to be short-lived as United restored their comfortable cushion with a goal from Alex Titchiner on 61 minutes, and the promotion hopefuls all-but secured their second straight triumph when Cadwallader’s composed finish notched their fifth of the clash with 69 gone.

The away side did manage another consolation late on when McGonigle successfully converted from the penalty spot on 86 minutes, but this failed to have an impact on the overall outcome as Borough had nothing to show for their efforts for the first time this term despite another positive display.