CONWY Borough were unable dent the title challenge of Flint Town United after falling to a 1-0 home reverse at Y Morfa.

The Tangerines were left frustrated after a tight affair that brought little in the way of goalmouth action, and Warren Gibbs’ side travel to Porthmadog on Saturday looking to avoid a third straight Huws Gray Alliance loss (2.30pm).

Both sides enjoyed good spells of possession in the opening exchanges, but they were finding it difficult to make any inroads when they approach the final third thanks to well-organised defences.

The telling moment in the game arrived on 36 minutes when the Silkmen were awarded a penalty after Andy Brown was felled in the box after a surging run.

Visiting skipper Richard Foulkes held his nerve to calmly put away the spot kick, giving Niall McGuinness’ side a slender advantage heading into the break.

After the interval saw the home side pepper the United penalty area with a series of crosses that were superbly dealt with by Aaron Jones, and the visitors’ high press led by Brown and Mark Cadwallader made things difficult for Boro’ to build from the back.

The introduction of Leigh Craven midway through the second period gave the hosts’ midfield a much-needed injection of creativity, but despite some intense pressure in the final ten minutes they were unable to create a significant opening for a leveller and fell to a narrow defeat.

Their ninth loss in 23 league games leaves them sitting in 11th position and nine points above the drop zone in what has been an impressive first season back in the second tier for the treble-winners.