LUCKLESS Conwy Borough’s poor run continued with a 3-2 loss at Huws Gray Alliance rivals Ruthin Town.

The Tangerines were unable to build on an impressive start to ensure they had nothing to show for their efforts, and Gareth Thomas’ men now occupy tenth spot in the standings ahead of their next outing at home to Gresford Athletic on December 15.

The away side made a very encouraging start to the contest and went ahead after just two minutes when midfielder Gethin Maxwell converted an opportunity, and they pulled further clear during a dominant spell soon after when they were awarded a penalty that Corrig McGonigle missed but pounced on the rebound to put them ahead.

This finally sprung Chris Williams’ side into life and they were handed a lifeline in the form of a penalty of their own on 26 minutes which top scorer Llyr Morris despatched.

After the break saw the home side get back on level terms on 52 minutes when Tom Williams’ powerful effort from long range found its way past Boro stopper Keighan Jones, and Town took the lead for the first time in the contest on 54 when Gwion Owen finished well to complete a stunning fightback.

There was still time for further drama as the away side were awarded their second spot kick of the afternoon after 85 minutes, but the normally clinical McGonigle spurned the opportunity to level matters with his second miss from 12 yards of the afternoon.

Thomas’ men are now without a win in their last seven in all competitions, but they are still sitting comfortably in midtable after a fantastic start to their first season back at second tier level.