CONWY Borough extended their outstanding start to the JD Cymru North season with a 1-0 derby day success at Llandudno.

The Tangerines were at their resolute best to come away with all three points against their county rivals at the Giant Hospitality Stadium, a result that moves Warren Gibbs’ side up to fifth in the standings and two points behind early pacesetters Prestatyn Town and Flint Town United.

Borough face another busy week of second tier action that commences with a home tie against Prestatyn on Wednesday, before a tricky looking to trip to Llanrhaeadr-ym-Mochant on Saturday.

Former Conwy striker Dean Seager had an effort turned away by visiting custodian Ben Heald on 12 minutes, before the forward went from provider to scorer soon after when he set up Alfons Fosu-Mensah for a chance that he was unable to convert.

After the break saw Tudno presented with a golden chance to break the deadlock when they were awarded a penalty, but Fosu-Mensah’s spot kick was brilliantly saved by Heald and the danger was averted.

Gradually the visitors began to see more of the ball in the closing stages of the clash, and their late pressure paid off when they grabbed a crucial goal on 88 minutes when defender Anthony Marshall, who left Borough in the summer after initially committing his future to the club, unfortunately fired into his own net for what proved to be the decisive moment of the contest.

The defeat leaves Llandudno occupying tenth position in the standings after five games as they prepare to travel to Buckley Town on Tuesday night and welcome Porthmadog on Saturday as they look to get their campaign back on track.