Conwy Borough make it three out of three since New Year

Published date: 23 January 2013 |
Published by: Tomos Hughes
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CONWY Borough will be hoping to continue their 2013 lucky streak as they travel face to struggling Ruthin this weekend.

Chris Herbert’s men have won all three matches since the turn of the year, including one at second-placed rivals Caersws, and they will be hoping to keep up with the Cymru Alliance chasing pack with three points this weekend.

Borough go into the match full of confidence following their midweek win over Porthmadog last week.

Port have seen something of an exodus in recent weeks, with the departures of Darren Thomas, Ryan Davies and Aaron Richmond, but still posed a threat to the hosts, on a frosty evening at Y Morfa.

After a goalless and unremarkable first half, the drama began when after 55 minutes, the floodlights stopped for several minutes after a problem with the local electrical supply.

Ironically, the pause seemed to spark the game into life after the referee restarted proceedings, and it was Porthmadog who found the initial surge, taking the lead with a Scott Sephton header.

Lloyd Ellams hit the upright for the Tangerines, while Terry McCormick pulled off a double save to deny Bangor City loanee and old boy John Owen for Port.

Ellams benefitted from a Mike Jukes lay off on 81 minutes, to waltz into the area and fire in, before more link up work with Jukes gave him the space to net a second.

The third came on 89 minutes, when he blasted into the corner to claim the match ball, and propel Herbert’s men to third in the Cymru Alliance.

The Tangerines will be back in action on Saturday (January 26) away to Ruthin (kick off 2:30pm).

Off the pitch, Borough have announced a raft of new signings to support the club’s day-to-day running.

They have employed a marketing assistant, hospitality and catering assistant as well as a grounds maintenance worker.

Sam Jenkins, a graduate of Cardiff University will look at ways to promote the club and look to develop various other community initiatives in his role as marketing assistant, while new hospitality and catering assistant Kelly Jones will ensure the quality of food on matchdays for supporters and sponsors alike.

Andrew Jones has been employed as grounds maintenance worker, and will help with the day to day maintenance of the clubs grounds and playing surface.

Borough vice chairman Darren Cartwright said: “We are delighted to be able to employ these enthusiastic young people in crucial roles at the club and to give them an opportunity to both further themselves and to help develop the club moving forward.”

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