Porthmadog 3-4 Airbus
UK Broughton - Jan 24th
PHIL Molyneux was the hero as
the Wingmakers twice came from behind on Saturday to record their first ever
Welsh Premier League win at The Traeth.
The ever-improving Broughton
outfit had never won in their previous four visits to one of the best pitches in
the top flight.
And that record seemed set to
be extended after nemesis Marc Lloyd Williams completed his hat-trick just past
the hour mark to restore Porthmadog’s two-goal advantage.
But, after Giovanni Feliciello
reduced the deficit, Phil Molyneux notched a quick-fire double to see his side
to a well-deserved victory which lifts them up to eighth.
An afternoon of great drama
began in the 24th minute when Lloyd Williams was left unmarked to head in Marcus
Airbus, having gone close
through McIntosh and Feliciello, were stunned but would have hit back
immediately had Dave Vickers not made a fine save from McIntosh.
But it was the hosts who struck
next on the stroke of half-time thanks to a fantastic piece of quick thinking by
the predatory Lloyd Williams, who took advantage of a mix up on the halfway line
to chip Phil Palethorpe from fully 45 yards.
The visitors reduced the
deficit 13 minutes after the break when Ashley Williams rifled in after
Vickers’ punched clearance fell to the outstanding midfielder 20 yards from
Vickers then denied McIntosh
and Molyneux before Lloyd Williams, with his 15th league goal against the
Wingmakers in just 10 games, netted another far-post header in the 63rd minute.
But four minutes later
Feliciello stuck a 20-yard free kick into the bottom corner and 11 minutes after
that Molyneux set off on a stunning solo run which he topped off with a
As it had been for the whole of
the second half, it was all-Airbus, so it came as no surprise when Molyneux
settled an enthralling contest five from time minutes with a speculative 25-yard
effort which took a wicked deflection and flew in.
Danny Desormeaux nearly made it
five when his lob hit the bar before Port’s misery was complete when Steve
Kehoe was sent off after collecting his second yellow card.
STAR MAN: Phil Molyneux.
AIRBUS: Palethorpe, Edwards,
Feliciello, Woodward, Allen, Williams, Cook (Cadwallader 81), Desormeaux,
Molyneux, McIntosh (Sudlow 87), Stewart (Lovell 89). Sub: Rowlands.
GOALS: Williams 58, Feliciello
67, Molyneux 78, 85.
Report by Paul Wheelock
- Flintshire Chronicle