CONWY Borough all-but secured their Huws Gray Alliance status for next season thanks to a 3-1 win over Llanrhaeadr-ym-Mochant at Y Morfa.

A standout display from striker Dean Seager guided the Tangerines to a pivotal three points that gives them an unassailable cushion over the bottom three, and manager Warren Gibbs can now start looking to next season even though he is demanding his side retain their focus until “mathematically safe”.

Borough are next in action this Saturday when they host Ruthin Town, who sit in sixth spot after another standout campaign under talented boss Chris Williams (2.30pm).

Gibbs, said: “The message was to go out and play with confidence and the goals will come.

“The win gives us a nice little gap now from the relegation places, but we can't relax until we are mathematically safe.

“We played some great football early on and were full value for our two-goal lead. Another individual error cost us just before half time and when there's only one goal in it any opposition are still in the game.

“I thought we tried to force things a little too much second half instead of being patient, but we were always fairly comfortable at the back and the third goal killed the game off. It was great to see our front two get a goal each and Sean McCaffrey returning from injury getting the third.”

The home side got off to a great start and went ahead after just nine minutes when prolific forward Corrig McGonigle produced a sensational turn and finish after some outstanding possession in the build-up.

They managed to double their cushion on 18 minutes when McGonigle sent strike partner Seager through on goal, and the former Llandudno Junction standout made no mistake with the finish.

A defensive lapse saw player-manager Marc Griffiths half the deficit just before the break on 42 minutes but the returning Sean McCaffrey made sure of the three points following the interval with a well-taken effort with 77 on the clock.