Airbus UK Broughton Football Club

 The Wingmakers - Match Report 2009/10



Airbus UK Broughton 0-1 Bala Town (December 5 2009)

Airbus' silky smooth style wasn't enough against a hard-working Bala side who hunted in packs going forward & covered en masse at the back. It was expected the Wingmen's superior fitness and skill would win out in the end but it was the League new boys who poached the points with five minutes to go and well-deserved it was, a just reward for spirit & teamwork.
It all started off so optimistically. Ryan Edwards had an early chance, teeing himself up  after a Desormeaux header had been cleared but he should at east have got it on target. Then after a period of patient Airbus pressure Marc Lloyd-Williams, still suffering his goal drought, turned and shot, forcing Bimpson into a smart drop save. Bala, however, were coping well and looking for chances themselves. They had a glorious chance to go ahead on the half hour mark, Ashley Williams misdirecting a pass but Marc Griffiths wasted the opportunity that fell to him, hurriedly blasting against the foot of the post & wide. Another came shortly afterwards, a free kick and a header tipped one-handed over the angle by Kristian Rogers. The half ended with Airbus edging possession but being ineffective with the final ball. 
Bala could have taken the lead just a minute into the second period, Danny Jellicoe given a free header in front of goal but it lacked power and was easily held. Airbus were then an inch away from one themselves as a Matty Woodward free kick was flicked on by Mark Allen just ahead of Jiws' outstretched boot. Bala had a skimmer deflected just over and having battled constantly and kept Airbus at bay for 85' got the winner, a simple shot in a crowded area from John Toner. Airbus livened up a bit and with a minute to go Paul McManus unleashed a tremendous left-footer into the top corner before Bimpson appeared from nowhere, producing a miraculous save to tip it round the angle.
A failure to score in the league for the first time, Lloyd-Williams goalless run now five games, a chance to really join in with the top clubs spurned and worryingly yet another performance that lacked a killer touch to turn possession into dominance.

Broughton line up:

Kristian Rogers, Ryan Edwards (Gareth Sudlow 90'), Giovanni Feliciello (Paul McManus 66'), Matty Woodward, Rhys Roberts, Mark Allen, Ashley Williams, Danny Desormeaux, Carl Owen, Marc Lloyd-Williams, Jack Abraham (Gary McConnell 87').

Sub not used: George Cowell.         

Report by Dave Sargent


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