CONWY Borough first team manager Chris Morrell praised the contribution of Harry Galeotti after his side drew 2-2 at home to Porthmadog.

The JD Cymru North outfit took the lead twice during the contest but were unable to claim all three points against a spirited Port side, who played the second period with ten-men and showed tremendous resolve throughout.

The Tangerines’ moved up to seventh following the stalemate and will look to improve their top-four fortunes this Saturday when they travel to Gresford Athletic.

Morrell, said: “Fair result sharing the points with Porthmadog as it was a good game with good chances for both teams.

“We were ultimately very disappointed in the manner of how we again conceded the goals and its something we have to stop quickly.

“With now a really tough run of away games we all need to be working really hard, learning at every opportunity and be harder to play against.

“I was pleased for young Harry Galeotti who got his chance and did well along with several other good performances, so there’s still lots to be positive about in the run up to Christmas.”

A cagey first half was brought to life on 43 minutes when the home side were awarded a penalty from which Iddon Price was sent off, and prolific forward Corrig McGonigle held his nerve to convert the spot kick and break the deadlock.

After the break saw the visitors level proceedings on 68 minutes when Borough stopper Ben Heald parried the ball into the path of John Owen under pressure, who was left with the simple task of slotting into an empty net.

The hosts picked themselves up extremely well and got their noses in front once again on 77 minutes when substitute Liam Morris capitalised on a misplaced pass to drill a low effort past Paul Pritchard.

There was still time for further drama, which arrived on 81 minutes when a goalmouth scramble saw Rhys Alun steer over the line to salvage a point for Craig Papirnyk’s men.