CONWY Borough manager Chris Herbert has called on his side to show their ruthless streak as they approach a key part of the season.
Two Phil Doran screamers earned the Tangerines a 2-1 victory over Rhayader Town last weekend to maintain their top three position in the Huws Gray Cymru Alliance.
They now head into a crunch six-week period, which will see them visit Porthmadog, Llandudno, Cefn Druids and Caernarfon Town in league action, after they travel to face Llanrwst United in the Welsh Cup this Saturday, October 12 (kick off 2.30pm).
Herbert said: “Phil Doran scored what I think is the best goal I’ve ever seen at this level with a volley from 40 yards that he caught absolutely perfect as it flew in to the top corner.
“When we are on top of teams we need to be more ruthless and punish teams, otherwise just like what happened at Holyhead last week, it can go pear shaped and drop points.
“We now have a massive five games, starting with the Welsh Cup away at Llanrwst on Saturday. After those fixtures we will know who the serious title challengers are, and hopefully we come through it at the top end of the table.”
After a dominant opening by the hosts at Y Morfa, Borough notched their first after a clearance by Rhayader keeper Luke Evans was met first time by Doran, whose lobbed volley hit the back of the net.
He doubled the advantage with a sweetly-struck free kick some 10 yards inside the opposition half, which ended up in the top corner.
Borough started well after the restart, but had their advantage reduced on 55 minutes when a mix-up between keeper Louie Mackin and Matt Holt allowed Jordan Cooper to capitalise.
Aiden Shannon and Alan Bull went close for Borough later in the second half looked for a third, and the strong finish ensured their three points were never in doubt.