Airbus UK Broughton Football Club

 The Wingmakers - Match Report



Airbus UK Broughton 1-0 NEWI Cefn Druids - April 11 2009

This was a stroll in the sunny park for an Airbus side rarely tested by a disappointingly weak Druids team but a single early goal was all they had to show; for the statisticians it extended their personal record goal tally to 42 in the league & equalled their personal best of 11 league wins in a season since elevation to the Welsh Premier.

The goal came after only six minutes. Gio Feliciello stormed down the left wing, sent in a short low cross, a little nudge found Danny Desormeaux and he side-footed into the roof of the net from the six-yard box. That was virtually it for the first half, the fans basking in the Spring sun as a kick-around went on on the pitch. Just on half-time, however, The 'Bus nearly paid for their complacency as Geraint Lewis found himself on the end of a diagonal cross, Phil Palethorpe hesitating then recovering well to block the shot, the rebound luckily going out to safety.

The second half opened brightly with the news that Chester City had won at Accrington Stanley & Airbus continued to be well on top, just needing a second to finish it off. It was The Druids, however, who nearly benefited from a piece of luck, Geraint Lewis taking a ball down the left to cross, Mark Allen spooning his clearance and Palethorpe producing a sharp one-handed reaction save to keep the ball out. The skipper then had a chance at the other end with a back post header that also went in the wrong direction before Tom Rowlands ran down the middle to send in a low left-footer, met with a fine hand-and-foot drop-stop from Gerard McGuigan. Gio then sent a free kick onto sub Phil Molyneux's head but he managed to head it back for a clearance rather than burying it; from the resulting corner Mark Allen was this time impeded by another blue shirt, only sending the ball wide.

They had their final chance with just under ten minutes to go, Molyneux receiving a sweeping cross but not controlling it when it just needed guiding in. Airbus then generously allowed Druids a couple of chances to end the game: following a corner Palethorpe made a good one-handed save by the post from a Lewis header and then Adam Hesp crossed for fellow sub Mark Stewart to rise high & head firmly in but wide to a gasp of relief in the stand.

AIRBUS: Palethorpe, Edwards, Feliciello, J Rowlands, Allen, Sudlow, Williams, Desormeaux (Stanton 87), Cadwallader (Molyneux 73), T Rowlands (McConnell 73), Cook. Sub: Lovell.

GOAL: Desormeaux.

DRUIDS: McGuigan, Phillips (Hesp 85), Marriott, Jones, Rowlands, Barnett, Price (Stewart 66), Powell, Lewis, Evans, Edgar (Griffiths 55).

BOOKED: Powell, Rowlands, Griffiths.


Match report by Dave "The fan Seargeant"


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