Prestatyn v Airbus

PRESTATYN crashed to their joint-heaviest Welsh Premier League defeat as awesome Airbus ran riot at Bastion Gardens and moved up to second in the table.

Andy Preece's Wingmakers also completed a convincing double over the Seasiders having thrashed them 5-0 at the Hollingsworth Group Stadium earlier this season.

Airbus controlled the action from the start and took an 11th-minute lead when Ryan Wade hooked home a Wayne Riley corner.

Town were level four minutes later when Neil Gibson's blocked shot fell into the path of Michael Parker, who fired into a gaping net.

Riley shot inches wide moments later before Glenn Rule's 25-yarder was well saved by Jon Hill-Dunt.

The visitors regained the lead on 36 minutes with what must rank as one of the Welsh Premier goals of the season when Lee Owens crossed from the right and Rule lashed home an unstoppable volley from 20 yards.

The same player skewed wide with another effort as the Wingmakers deservedly went in a goal to the good at half time.

Prestatyn began the second half with more purpose and almost equalised on 49 minutes, but top scorer Andy Parkinson's overhead kick drew a fantastic save from keeper Jamie Stephens, the Wingmakers' new on-loan signing from Liverpool.

Riley then drilled across the face of the Town goal but Chris Budrys was unable to get a touch.

A Riley free-kick was tipped over by Hill-Dunt before Tom Field's goalbound shot was blocked by Ross Stephens, but a third Wingmakers goal was on the cards and it arrived on 56 minutes.

Riley swung over a corner from the right and Budrys was left with a free header to make it 3-1.

Ian Kearney somehow headed wide from a Michael Roddy cross when it seemed easier to score, but the Airmen were now rampant.

In the 71st minute a lovely passing move involving Roddy and Riley ended with Budrys knocking in his second from close range.

Dunt saved well from Field, but the Seasiders keeper was badly at fault for Airbus' fifth goal as he allowed a downward header from debutant defender Phil Bolland to slip through his fingers.

Substitute Jordan Johnson helped set up Riley for a well-deserved goal in the 84th minute to complete a stunning performance from the Broughton boys.

Photo: Ryan Wade heads Airbus into an 11th-minute lead.

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