Tangerines Taste Another Home Defeat
Conwy Borough suffered another blow to the survival hopes with a disappointing 3-1 home defeat to Holywell Town on Saturday.
With fellow relegation contenders Ruthin pulling off a 1-0 win at Penrhyncoch, the defeat meant that the Tangerines drop one place to 15th (second from bottom), although still with a game in hand on Ruthin. The one saving grace was that all other sides in the bottom four also tasted defeat resulting in just three points separating 12th to 16th place.
In a first half of very few moments of quality it was the visitors who took the lead on 11 minutes when danger man Shaun Tuck connected with a low cross into the box, after good work on the left from Steve Thomas, to finish from close range.
The Tangerines were level on 29 minutes when skipper Jon Breeze’s excellent through ball found the lively Alex Titchiner who made no mistake with his finish to blast the ball into the top corner from inside the box.
Both sides went in level at the break in an evenly fought first half.
It was another tight contest in the second half with clear cut chances few and far between. Ben Glover had a few efforts from the edge of the box that flew over the bar. However, the visitors were beginning to look dangerous on the break in the latter stages. Their opportunity to get ahead arose in the 84th minute when Ben Glover fouled Holywell midfielder Matty Harvey in the box. Forward Jamie McDaid stepped up to put his side ahead from the penalty spot.
The contest was all over in the 89th minute when McDaid added a second with an individual effort as he went past the Conwy defence to fire his shot into the bottom corner to make it 3-1.
“I made my thoughts known to the players in no uncertain terms in the dressing room after the game.” said bitterly disappointed Conwy Borough manager Brian Pritchard. "The performance just wasn't good enough today, the players need to stop feeling sorry for themselves, re-group and be brave in the remaining games, otherwise they will never remove the stigma of failure. ”
The Tangerines now take on current Huws Gray Alliance Champions Caernarfon Town at Y Morfa on Wednesday night having suffered two defeats to the Cofi’s already this season. With no fixture next weekend Conwy Borough then have a run of six games left with four of those against sides involved in the relegation fight.