CONWY Borough were left counting the cost of a late penalty miss in their narrow 1-0 home loss to Bangor City.

The Tangerines had nothing to show for their efforts despite creating a large number of chances throughout the clash against the troubled Citizens, and the result leaves Warren Gibbs’ side in tenth position as they prepare to welcome title-chasing Flint Town United to Y Morfa on Saturday (2.30pm).

Home stopper Antoni Sarnowski had to be at his best to keep out Jacob Farleigh early on, and player-manager Gary Taylor-Fletcher had an effort hacked off the line after six minutes.

Gradually the hosts began to see more of the ball and they carved out their first real opening midway through the first period when the second tier’s top scorer Corrig McGonigle fluffed his lines following an intricate passing move, and the same player missed the target again soon after another spell of pressure.

Dean Seager was the next to go close for the Tangerines when he failed to steer in an Adam Pritchard delivery, with Jordan Piggott’s volley flashing wide at the other end in what turned out to be the final chance of the half.

After the break saw Gibbs’ side suffer a blow when Seager was taken off through injury, and things got even worse for the home side on 66 minutes when teenage sensation Sam Jones was put through on goal, and the talented forward produced a deft finish to give City the lead.

Boro’ were presented with a golden chance to get back on level terms on 80 minutes when they were awarded a penalty for handball, but McGonigle’s spot kick was expertly diverted by Nathan Woolland to round off a miserable night for the former Citizens’ Academy product.