LLANGEFNI Town manager Chris Roberts stated their last-gasp 2-1 home loss at the hands of Conwy Borough was “a hard one to take”.

The newly promoted JD Cymru North side looked set for another point in their fight for survival before a stoppage time strike from Rob Jones tipped the scales in the Tangerines’ favour, leaving Cefni just one point clear of the bottom four ahead of their crunch clash at Buckley Town on New Year’s Day.

Roberts, said: “A goal in the final minute is a hard one to take goal but to be blatantly honest I thought it was two poor sides and not much in it.

“Neither team could get the ball down and play, it was not good to watch. We had a great chance just before break to make it 2-1 and I told them not to concede free kicks because Corrig (McGonigle) can hit them so it is disappointing the manner we have lost.

“A point would have been a fair result as I don’t think either deserved to win it, but credit to them they pushed on and got the winner. We’ll dust ourselves down and prepare for another game which is Buckley and we will be up for it like any other.

“I am also hoping to bring quite a few in over the January window so watch this space.”

Despite the eventual result it was the home side who drew first blood and went ahead after just four minutes when Steffan Jones fired in the opener from 12 yards and superb individual work in the build up by Cai Powell-Roberts.

The visitors began to settle after some early jitters and got themselves back on level terms thanks to a familiar source in prolific striker Corrig McGonigle on 25 minutes, who delivered an expert free kick from 19 yards past Cefni stopper Tyler French.

A series of impressive saves from Ben Heald denied the home side during the second period, and this proved to be crucial as Borough secured another important triumph thanks to a sensational strike from Jones with virtually the final action of the contest.