CONWY Borough moved up to fourth in the JD Cymru North standings with an eye-catching 3-1 win at Llanfair United.

It has been a season to remember so far for the Tangerines, who find themselves right in the thick of things at the top of the table after securing five wins and two draws from their opening nine contests.

Warren Gibbs’ men face another stern test of their credentials this Saturday at home to Penrhyncoch, who come into the game on the back of an impressive 2-0 success over Colwyn Bay.

The away side got off to the best possible start and took the lead on six minutes when prolific forward Corrig McGonigle came up with another clinical finish following a period of pressure to break the deadlock during the opening exchanges.

After the break saw Borough extend their advantage on 53 minutes when Sean McCaffrey sublime through ball fell to the feet of McGonigle, who made no mistake with the finish for his second of the afternoon.

The hosts’ task was made even more difficult on 65 minutes when they were reduced to ten men after Matt Bumford saw red, shortly following their only goal of the game that came through Paul Griffiths’ composed finish when sent through on goal with an hour on the clock.

Gibbs’ side managed to take advantage of their numerical advantage to restore their two-goal cushion on 86 minutes when Liam Morris finished well after more superb approach play from McCaffrey.

The outstanding McGonigle had a golden chance to seal his hat-trick in the final minute when the visitors were awarded a penalty, but the striker saw his attempt saved in what turned out to be the final goalmouth action of their triumph.