TWO late strikes enabled Conwy Borough to secure a 3-3 home draw with derby rivals Llandudno.

The Tangerines’ rallied against their JD Cymru North rivals to seal a share of the spoils from the New Year’s Day clash, with Tudno in action again at Corwen on Saturday as Borough get set to welcome runaway second-tier leaders Prestatyn Town on January 11.

Borough’s first team manager Chris Morrell, said: “Despite being far from our best and disappointed with just a point, we must give Llandudno great credit for their hard work and it was good to see them giving some youngsters an opportunity too.

“From our point of view, we never really got going at all but at least we showed that spirit to get back into it after being 3-1 down and we might have even nicked it at the end which would have been very harsh on Llandudno.

“If we can get out of the habit of going behind before starting to play, we could be higher up the table but we cannot fault our character and we can at least get a full week of training in before a huge test at Prestatyn Town.”

Former Conwy Borough standout Bryan Roberts came back to haunt his old club with the opener for the visitors on 22 minutes, but a stunning free kick from Corrig McGonigle levelled matters with 27 gone.

Another ex-Tangerine regained Tudno’s advantage with 33 on the cock as Lee Thomas finished well, and they doubled their cushion after the break thanks to Alfons Fosu-Mensah’s composed effort on 69 minutes.

Credit to the hosts, who remained resolute and once again it was McGonigle who turned in a chance for his second of the afternoon on 73 minutes, before Liam Morris popped up with an equaliser with three remaining to ensure both sides had something to show from an entertaining affair.