CONWY Borough progressed to the FAW Trophy semi-finals following a convincing 7-1 triumph over Grange Albion.

The Tangerines got off to a flyer when Corrig McGonigle tucked away a penalty on four minutes after the striker was felled in the box, and they doubled their lead on 12 when McGonigle steered home his second spot-kick off the contest after an infringement on Tommy Creamer.

Gareth Thomas’ side continued to profit from their improved attacking play on 14 minutes when McGonigle finished well after good work from Cory Williams to complete a quick-fire hat-trick.

A rampant Borough sealed a passage to the next stage of the competition on the half-hour mark when an Anthony Williams corner was headed home by Matty Hughes, while an outstanding run from Williams teed up Creamer for a fifth after 37 minutes.

There was still time for further success in the first period, with skipper Iolo Hughes turning in a McGonigle cross to make it six in the opening 45 minutes.

After the interval saw the visitors finally get a foothold in the game and they were rewarded on 51 minutes when a defensive header fell at the feet of Nathan White, who drilled home from 20 yards.

The home side managed to withstand the pressure following the goal and they restored their comfortable cushion on 81 minutes when a Williams shot was deflected off Creamer to wrong-foot the keeper and complete the rout.

Thomas, said: "The lads where outstanding, a superb response after the midweek defeat. They where positive from first whistle and I felt in Cory Williams who returned to starting 11 after weeks out with injury was the best player on the park. Fully deserved victory and what we have to do every week going forward."