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 The Wingmakers - March 2009 news



April 17
Welshpool match summary

Airbus UK Broughton 5-0 Welshpool Town
M Cadwallader (2) T Rowlands
G O'Connell (2)

Wingmakers Line up:
P Palethorpe - R Edwards - G Feliciello - J Rowlands - G Sudlow - M Allen - A Williams - D Desormeaux M Cadwallader - T Rowlands - M Cook.

G Lovell, M Woodward, P Molyneux, G O'Connell.

We needed a win tonight to finish off the season at the Airfield in style, and the Wingmakers gave their supporters their biggest league win of the season.

Mark Cadwallader opened the scoring on 10 mins to register his first league goal of the season, and we went into the break 1-0 up.

On 61 mins Tom Rowlands made it 2-0, Mark Cadwallader sealed victory with our 3rd and his 2nd of the night on 84 mins from the penalty spot. then 2 goals in injury time by sub Gary O'Connell on 90 mins and 92 mins.

The team has been threatening all season to give someone a hiding with their good football, and they saved their best for last.

Welshpool finished the game with 9 men, Geraint Windsor saw red on 84 mins, and he was followed on 87 mins by Mike Thompson.

And with tonight's win we also have scored our highest tally (47), best attendances (180) and most wins in a season (12), and also our biggest win in the WPL.

Attendance: 152

Final score Airbus 5-0 Welshpool.

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April 16
Welshpool match preview

Friday night we play our last home game of the 2008/09 season against a rejuvenated Welshpool Town.

Following brushes with relegation fears, they have managed 6 wins and 2 draws from their last 11 games, their 3 defeats in those 11 games have come against TNS, Rhyl and Port Talbot. and the 20 points in those 11 games has seen them rise up the table to 9th.

In our 4 previous meetings with Welshpool we have failed to register a win, we lost first 3 and drew last season, in our meeting away this season we lost 2-1 back in December.

They have two prolific scorers in their line up with Steve Rogers on 15 WPL goals and Paul Roberts on 14, so they will be big threats to our hopes for a winning finish to our home campaign.

Our top scorer James McIntosh is out for the rest of the season with injury, and we will be hoping 2nd top scorer Tom Rowlands can add to his 6 league goals this season.

We are also looking to break a few more records in our final home game, the first will be to record our highest average league attendance for a season since joining the WPL, our average going into the last game is 181 which is higher than our next best of 170, and the next is to record the most league wins, we are currently on 11 victories, which equals our record set last season, so a win tomorrow night will see us achieve a record of 12.

A top 10 place is still mathematically possible, but a lot of results need to go our way and 2 wins from our last 2 games are needed, and only the easy task of beating TNS in Oswestry is required from our last game, but regardless of the final 2 results, the gaffer is looking to strengthen the squad for next season, along with holding onto the nucleus of this seasons squad.


April 13
Bus back to wining ways

Wingmakers Line up:
P Palethorpe - R Edwards - G Feliciello - J Rowlands - G Sudlow - M Allen - A Williams - D Desormeaux M Cadwallader - T Rowlands - M Cook.

G Lovell- G O'Connell - D Stanton, P Molyneux.

It's a pity we can't play Druids every week, as we have played them 3 times this season and won 3 times. the win over Druids gave us our 2nd league double of the season, we can make that 3 with an away win over TNS in our last game of the season.

Today saw us get back to winning ways following a poor run of 5 defeats, Phil Palethorpe was back between the sticks for his first time since the Bangor cup defeat and he kept a clean sheet, our first in 9 games, and a goal after 5 mins from Danny Desormeaux was enough to give us the 3 points, and move us up to 12th in the table.

With Danny Desormeaux's goal we have equalled our best ever welsh premier goals total of 42 in a season, and we have 2 games left to break that record outright at home next time out to Welshpool and away at TNS in the final game of the season.

Attendance: 161

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April 11
Port Talbot match review

Wingmakers Line up:
C Doran - R Edwards - G Feliciello - J Rowlands - G Sudlow - M Allen - A Williams - D Desormeaux
M Cadwallader - T Rowlands - M Cook.

G Lovell- G O'Connell - D Stanton.

A good start for Airbus, as we take the lead on 15 mins, and it came from Tom Rowlands scoring his 6th goal from only his 13 start.

Port Talbot get back on level terms on 35 minutes, when former Afan Lido defender Karl Lewis scores his first goal for Port Talbot.

Half time Port Talbot 1-1 Airbus.

Port Talbot take the lead 2-1 on 77 mins, with top scorer Martin Rose putting the home side ahead.

No more goal action and a home win for Port Talbot 2-1. One consolation is we have broken our goalless run of over 4 games without a goal. 

Other results
TNS 4-0 Caersws (Friday)
Porthmadog 2-1 Haverfordwest
Llanelli - Rhyl

Porthmadog all but secure their place in the welsh premier next season with 3 points against Harry West, and Marc Lloyd Williams scored Porth's 2nd and his 300th welsh premier league goal.


April 10
Port Talbot match preview

This Saturday we travel south to play Port Talbot, one of the most improved teams in the last few months, ever since former manager Mark Jones returned to the club, the teams performances been nothing short of a top 4 club. And we are looking to break a poor run of 4 defeats on the trot, and 4 games without a goal.

They have only lost once in their last 8 games which was a 2-0 defeat away to Llanelli. They have lost just twice in their last 15 games both away from home, they haven't lost at home for 7 games going back to the 5th of December.

They have one of the most prolific scorers this season in the welsh premier, Martin Rose has hit the back of the net 20 times from 28 games.

The best thing going for Airbus is our away form has yielded more points than our home form, we have gathered 18 points on the road with 6 wins and 9 losses, no draws, while at home we have won only 4 times and lost 8 with 4 draws.

In our meeting at the Airfield back in November we drew 1-1 coming from a goal down with a Tom Rowlands equaliser in the 77 minute.

Port Talbot's ground is one we have won at before in the league 2 season's ago winning 2-0, the other 3 meetings have gone with 2 wins for the home team and 1 draw.


April 10
Druids match preview

This Easter Monday we play our penultimate home league game against NEWI Cefn Druids. We had harboured chances of a top 10 finish but that now looks a very tall order as we lie 7 points adrift of 9th placed Welshpool with only 4 games left.

There is room for optimism after a much improved performance last time out against Rhyl, and a win over Druids is a must if we don't want to leapfrogged by them and slip to 14th in the table. (not including Saturday's result away to Port Talbot)

Druids are on a roll at the moment and have only lost once in their last 7 games, and they have won 3 and drawn the other 3, and those 12 points have ensured Druids participation in next season's welsh premier, (though mathematically they could still go down but it's very unlikely). They had 2 very good wins out of those 3, beating Bangor City 1-0 and comprehensively beating Connahs Quay 6-0.

Our 4 previous meetings have seen 2 home wins both by 3-2 score lines, and the 2 losses have been by the odd goal, so 4 very close contested games, and Monday's could go the same way.


April 4
Rhyl match summary

C Doran - R Edwards - G Feliciello - M Woodward - G Sudlow - M Allen - A Williams - D Desormeaux
M Cadwallader - P Molyneux - M Cook.

P Palethorpe - T Rowlands - J Rowlands - G McConnell.

Only goal of the first half saw Matt Williams put the home side ahead on 38 mins.

Rhyl's first half goal proved to be the only goal of the game, inflicting Wingmakers 4th league loss on the trot.

Half time Rhyl 1-0 Airbus.
Aberystwyth 2-0 Newtown
Carmarthen 1-0 N C Druids
Porthmadog 1-2 Port Talbot

Friday night's results
Caersws 0-1 Welshpool Town
C Q Nomads 3-1 Prestatyn
Haverfordwest 0-1 Llanelli

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April 2
Rhyl match preview

This weekend we take on league leaders Rhyl at Belle Vue, a ground we have yet to taste victory on since the clubs elevation to the welsh premier.

In our 4 attempts to date we have suffered 3 defeats and one draw which came in the 05/06 season, of the 3 defeats last season's loss was the closest we came losing by 2-1.

Rhyl will be everyone's hot favourites for the 3 points with their current form of 12 wins and 1 draw from their last 13 games, while the Wingmakers have lost the last 3, and only won 2 of our last 8 games.

Rhyl have been banging in the goals all season and are the league's top scorers with 81 and only conceded 23, their top marksmen are Neil Roberts with 18, Jamie Reed with 12, Luke Sherbon with 9, and Matty Williams also on 9.

They have only lost 2 games all season, but both of those defeats have been at home and against unlikely opponents, having lost to Newi Cefn Druids 3-4 and against Port Talbot 2-3, so there is hope of springing a shock 3rd defeat on the champions elect, a point I'm sure gaffer Craig will be pointing out to his players.

We have played Rhyl 3 times this season losing all 3 games, 2 were in the league cup 6-0 at Rhyl, and 4-0 at the Airfield, and also a 3-1 defeat at home in the league. So it's about time we turned the form book on it's head with a result in Belle Vue, a draw would be nice but 3 points would be even better.



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