THREE goals in the final ten minutes saw Conwy Borough mount a dramatic fightback to secure a thrilling 4-4 draw at Colwyn Bay.

The Conwy derby proved to be a hugely entertaining affair that looked to be going the way of the Seagulls until the dying moments, before Warren Gibbs’ side rallied to secure a share of the spoils.

Bay have a short turnaround before their next JD Cymru North outing at home to Llangefni Town on Friday night, and the Tangerines’ will look to put this positive momentum to good use when they host Flint Town United on Saturday.

Seagulls’ manager Craig Hogg, said: “‘It feels like a defeat and I’m treating it in that way.

"We didn’t really get going and with the injuries we picked up in play, along with the big effort put in by the lads in Saturday’s match at Flint, I can understand that to a point.

"To be 4-1 up and looking likely to take all the points in a derby looked really good for us, but to then throw away a three goal lead in the last eight minutes is something that really stings.

"The lads have given me everything again, so I have to have a good look at myself as the manger and learn from it.

"You’ve got to give Conwy a ton of credit for how they went for it in the last 20 minutes, they had nothing to lose and in truth, if they had won the game in injury time I wouldn’t have begrudge them that that all.

"We were lucky in the end to come away with a point, looking very jaded physically and mentally.

"We’ve got a game Friday and thankfully there’s not a lot of time to feel sorry for ourselves."

Things looked good for the home side early on when Sion Edwards and Mitch Bryant put them two-up within the opening 16 minutes, before Craig Whelan halved the deficit with 28 on the clock.

Bay skipper Tom McCready restored his side’s two-goal cushion a minute later to give them a comfortable advantage at the interval, and they looked to have sealed three points after the break when Joe Chaplin found the net after good work from Edwards.

The visitors threw caution to the wind in the closing stages that began with a successfully Corrig McGonigle penalty on 82 minutes, and this was swiftly followed by goals from Harry Galeotti and Whelan to claim an unlikely point.

Borough almost snatched victory right at the death when McGonigle’s goal-bound header was superbly diverted by Andy Coughlin in stoppage time.