BANGOR City picked up their second Huws Gray Alliance win in succession thanks to a 1-0 home win over in-form Conwy Borough.

The Citizens have hit some form at just the right time after an indifferent start to the campaign, and the result leaves Craig Harrison’s men in third spot and eight points behind Airbus Broughton ahead of a short break that sees them next in action on October 13 against title rivals Flint Town United.

Prolific striker Corrig McGonigle looked lively for the visitors early on and fired a fierce 30-yard effort over the bar on eight minutes, and Cory Williams also spurned an effort wide with 11 gone for Gareth Thomas’ men.

City were enjoying the majority of the possession but were finding it difficult to penetrate the resolute Boro rearguard, but talisman Les Davies did force Keighan Jones into a smart stop on 18 minutes after good work from Marc Williams and Jacob Farleigh.

The hosts continued to probe with Robbie Parry curling a fine effort narrowly off target midway through the half, and Davies had to be alert at the other end when he hacked a goalbound effort from McGonigle off the line with Chris Mullock beaten.

Williams went closest for the home side in the first period when his shot was only partially diverted by Jones, and visiting skipper Guto Hughes showed tremendous determination to get to the ball inches from the line.

After the break saw the away side find their feet early on which resulted in Lewis Clayton’s volley sailing wide, and a frantic start to the second period also saw Farleigh’s strike diverted superbly by Jones.

The impressive McGonigle was unable to convert a free-kick following a brilliant save from Mullock soon after, and the turning point arrived on 58 minutes when Parry gave the hosts’ the advantage after Jones misjudged a Jake Phillips cross.

Thomas’ side responded well to the setback but despite a host of chances in the closing stages, City held firm to claim another vital three points.