CONWY Borough’s disappointing run of Huws Gray Alliance results continued as they fell to a 2-1 defeat at Llanrhaeadr-ym-Mochant.

The Tangerines are still sitting comfortably in midtable in what is their first season back in the second tier, but their tremendous start has faded away in recent weeks as they have failed to win any of their last five league games.

Gareth Thomas’ men will look to put things right on their travels this Saturday when they visit in-form Ruthin Town, who are exceeding expectations under Chris Williams once again and currently sit in sixth spot in the standings.

Things did not begin well for the visitors and they fell behind after just two minutes when player-manager Marc Griffiths headed home a Tom Evans delivery, and they almost doubled their tally on two occasions soon after when Iwan Matthews and Khyam Wytton both spurned chances during a dominant spell.

Gradually the away side began to see more of their ball and they were presented with a golden chance to level matters on 25 minutes when they were awarded a penalty, and prolific striker Corrig McGonigle made no mistake from the spot.

After the break saw the home side impose themselves once again and Griffiths’ men regained the initiative after 63 minutes when Joe Vaughan prodded in from close range after Keighan Jones failed to collect an initial opportunity.

Although the Tangerines enjoyed the majority of possession from then on, they were unable to turn any of their chances into an equaliser as McGonigle failed to find the target with a fierce drive in the closing stages.

The defeat was Boro’s fifth in their opening 13 league contests, but they do have the chance to move back into the top six if they win at Town and other results go their way.