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What a lovely way to start the new season off.The only downside being the hold ups on the notorious A55. But the extended delays were all forgotten upon arrival at this smashing ground. The whole place looked fantastic in the sunshine. It is already a contender for 'Favourite Ground of the Season' in the Annual Onion Bag Awards every May.
Following the demise of Borough United in 1967, Welsh representatives in the European Cup Winners Cup in 1963/64, there was a void of Welsh League clubs in the Conwy area. Historically there has always been football in the area, and especially a Conwy team, stretching back to the 1870s. Then in 1977 Conwy Town and Conwy Royal British Legion, both of whom played in the Vale of Conwy League, amalgamated to form Conwy United.
Then in 1992 the club became founder members of the Welsh League The club finished a creditable 7th place in its first season and in 1995/96 finished in 3rd place under the guidance of John Hulse, with Kenny McKenna setting a club scoring record of 49 goals in a season. The club qualified for the1996 Intertoto Cup and played Charloi (Belgium) and SV Reid (Austria) at the Racecourse Ground, Wrexham, and travelled to Lubin (Poland) and Silkeborg (Denmark). Despite not progressing past the group stage, the club gave a good account of itself especially with a 0-0 draw against Charleroi and losing to a late goal against SV Ried.
In the following three seasons the club reached the semi-finals of the Welsh Cup twice, and also qualified for the Welsh Premier Cup twice, most notably holding Swansea City to 0-0 draw at the Vetch Field. However the financial burden had begun to take its toll on the club and in 2000 were relegated. In April 2012 the Football Association of Wales domestic committee approved a name change request that from the 2012/13 season the club was to be renamed Conwy Borough F.C.
Fantastic setting and ground to start the season. My advice is to go when you can.