CONWY Borough have announced the shock decision to part company with manager Gareth Thomas following their disappointing recent run of results.

The Tangerines confirmed the news to The Pioneer on Tuesday, December 4 after lengthy discussions with the management team, with assistant Alun Winstanley and coach Sara Hilton also leaving their respective roles at the Huws Gray Alliance outfit.

Thomas enjoyed a phenomenal amount of success last term during his first season at Y Morfa, winning the Lock Stock Welsh Alliance Division One title, in addition to the FAW Trophy and Cookson Cup in a memorable treble-winning campaign.

After a positive start to their return to the second tier of the Welsh football pyramid, Boro have seen their form dip considerably in recent weeks and Thomas’ last game saw his side fail to hold on to a two-goal advantage in their 3-2 defeat at Ruthin Town, where they also missed a penalty late on.

Chairman Chris Wilton, said: “Following lengthy discussions, the board have decided to ask the management setup of Gareth Thomas, Alun Winstanley and Sara Hilton to step down from their positions with immediate effect.

“We wish to place on record our thanks to them all for the terrific success they bought to the club last season, achieving our objective at the first attempt.

“This season has been tough at times and as a board we feel that a change is needed now to give a new manger the best chance of maintaining our Cymru Alliance status.”

A further announcement is expected in the next 24 hours in regards to Thomas’ successor, who will be tasked with galvanising the group in time for their next league outing at home to Gresford Athletic on December 15.