CONWY Borough cemented their top in the JD Cymru North’s top seven with a 2-1 come-from-behind win at Gresford Athletic.

The Tangerines’ have come good once again in recent weeks following a standout start to the campaign, and they face another crucial week of action that starts at Bangor City on Tuesday night and ends with a trip to Colwyn Bay on December 17.

First team manager Chris Morrell, said: “We knew it would be tough as Gresford are in a false position for me, and so it turned out with a difficult start culminating in conceding an early goal.

“However, that seemed to settle us down a bit and we managed to get a foothold in the game.

“Our equaliser came at a good time for us and I felt we finished the first half strongly. It was a classy bit of play from Craig (Whelan) to set up our second with another good finish from Corrig (McGonigle).

“We did have chances to extend the lead but full credit to Gresford who finished strongly with nothing to lose so we were delighted to hold onto the points.

“Obviously a few people pointed out a dip in form but it was always going to be near impossible to keep up with so many young players. However, all the lads worked so hard and that is two wins and a draw in our last four so hopefully that will give us a bit of confidence.”

Things did not begin well for the away side despite the overall outcome of the contest, with Borough falling behind on nine minutes when Jordan MacCarter sent Jake Eyre through on goal, and the in-form forward kept his cool to open the scoring.

This provoked a strong response from the visitors, who levelled matters on 33 minutes when Corrig McGonigle despatched an impressive free-kick past Ben Jones, and the same player was on hand to decide the contest after the break when he turned in another chance after some exceptional work in the build-up by Craig Whelan.