THE Wingmakers' home campaign ended in a red mist as they conceded two late goals to lose to Carmarthen Town and then had two players sent-off.

 
Airbus UK
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Carmarthen Town
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Attendance
210
Report by Andrew Lincoln

It had all started so well for Airbus with Andy Preece handing starting debuts to academy products Aaron Hassall and Zyaac Edwards.

And the move paid dividends on 42 minutes when 16-year-old Hassall latched-on to a throw-in before turning to fire a superb shot past keeper Scott James from just inside the box.

In a first-ever WPL game to be played at The Rock, the home of Cefn Druids, Airbus had always looked the more likely winners.

After resisting some early pressure from the Old Gold which led to a couple of hair-raising goalmouth scrambles, Airbus settled into their stride and Hassall combined well with Edwards to provide an opening for Jay Owen, who fired wide from 12 yards out.

Ian Kearney sent a 22-yard free-kick straight at keeper Scott James and Owen put the ball over the target from Sam Hart's cross.

Keeper James Coates did well to keep out a free-kick from Matty Collins and Tyrrell Webbe missed the target from a Cortez Belle pass.

Early in the second period, Collins was just wide after being played-in by Belle but the Wingmakers had the chance to double their lead on the hour mark.

A stray Carmarthen leg fouled an Airbus player but skipper Ian Kearney blasted wide of the target from the penalty spot.

The miss proved costly after Coates had made superb saves to keep out shots in quick succession from subs Kyle Bassett and Luke Cummings.

Matty Collins headed the Old Gold level after pinball in the Airbus box and, three minutes later, a cross from the left found an unmarked Bassett who had the simplest of tasks to fire the winner.

And the Wingmakers' frustration with the scoreline and some of referee Huw Jones's decisions boiled over as first Tom Field and then Steve Abbott saw red.

Photos (above): Aaron Hassall becomes the youngest player ever to score for Airbus and (below) Jason Oswell is denied by a last-ditch Carl Evans clearance.

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