CONWY Borough turned in a sensational display to kick-off their JD Cymru North season with a 2-0 win at Porthmadog.

The Tangerines returned to competitive action in the best possible fashion against a side that finished third in the second tier last term, and they will look to take this positive opening into their first home game against Bangor City on Saturday, who retained their league status after a successful arbitration hearing last week.

Director of football Warren Gibbs, said: “Porthmadog is always difficult place to come and I am really pleased to come away with the three points.

“I thought we deserved to be in front at half time. We were excellent defensively and worked really hard to keep a clean sheet.

“We will regroup in training and look forward to the next match."

The visitors used the blustery conditions to their advantage in the first period, going ahead on 26 minutes when Sean McCaffrey prodded into the net from close range after Adam Pritchard initially hit the bar from a superb Corrig McGonigle delivery.

Another spell of dominance brought further reward on 39 minutes when Borough were awarded a penalty, and McGonigle picked up where he left off last term to tuck away the spot kick and double their advantage.

After the break saw both sides enjoy good periods of possession, with Port finding it difficult to penetrate the outstanding Tangerines’ defence who were marshalled superbly by man of the match Tomos Clarke.

This enabled them to see out the remainder of the game to secure a valuable three points that will stand them in good stead ahead of their clash against the Citizens, who have assembled a heavyweight squad mixed with experienced domestic players and unknown European youngsters with impressive pedigrees.