STEVE HALLIWELL has warned his Gresford Athletic squad that they are playing for their futures after ‘losing patience’.

Director of football Halliwell described himself as being in a fight he feels like he can’t win after Gresford were beaten 2-1 at home by Conwy Borough.

Jake Eyre gave Gresford an early lead, but Corrig McGonigle’s brace left the Wrexham-based side hovering above the drop zone.

And Halliwell has promised to wield the axe in January, declaring: “There is a mental block when we go ahead and I’m saying the same thing week in, week out.

“The harsh reality of things is that we aren’t good enough and I’ve told the lads that I’m looking to bring in four or five in January.

“Those players that are coasting - and some are because training has dropped off - will be gone because I’ve lost patience with them.

“It doesn’t matter enough for some of them and they aren’t prepared to roll their sleeves up and fight for the shirt.

“There are four or five who are not up for the challenge and I feel like I’m fighting a losing battle with them.

“We’ve got three games to play before January and I only want people here who want to be here.”

Conwy first team coach Chris Morrell was pleased with a predictably hard earned three points.

“We knew it would be very tough a Gresford are in a false position for me, and so it turned out with a difficult start culminating in conceding an early goal.

“However, that seemed to settle us down a bit and we managed to get a foothold in the game. Our equaliser cane at a good time and it was a classy bit of play by Craig Whelan to set-up our second.

“We did have chances to extend but big credit to Gresford, who finished strongly with nothing to lose.”

Bangor beat rock-bottom 10-man Llanfair 1-0 courtesy of Pavel Viera’s effort, while Sam Thomas, Matthew Williams’ penalty and Matthew Evans scored as Llanrhaeadr won 3-0 at Llangefni.

Greenfield ‘s good run of form in Division One of the Welsh Alliance came to an end in a surprise 2-1 defeat at home to Llanrwst United.

Simon Fawcett gave Scott Beck’s side the lead but Callum Parry levelled before the break and hit the winner four minutes from time.

The victory lifted Llanrwst to fourth spot with Greenfield dropping down to sixth - 11 points behind leaders Holyhead, who were 1-0 winners at Glan Conwy.

Llandudno Albion slumped to a 3-0 defeat at Llanberis while Nantlle Vale won 4-3 at Blaenau.

St Asaph City edged it 1-0 at home to Penrhyndeudraeth while it ended goalless between Llanrug United and Llandyrnog United.