Airbus UK Broughton Football Club

 The Wingmakers - Match Report 2009/10



Connahs Quay 2-2 (3-2 aet) Airbus UK Broughton (October 31 2009)

Airbus yet again bossed a game, were by miles the better side yet came away with their cup dreams in tatters.
The first quarter saw them well on top, piling on the pressure, all for nothing. A bit of nouse was needed for the final touch but there were no worries as the goal glut was awaited. It was The Nomads, however, who nearly took the lead, Matty Woodward's mistake being seized on by Hayes but he lost his cool when a neat chip over Rogers was needed, blazing hopelessly over. Things then settled back to normal as the natural order of things resumed. There was, however, a  certain uneasiness growing that something horrible was about to happen.  Craig Jones, known as Tigger, zipped a chance wide and although The 'Bus continued to dominate, the Nomads now looked as if they might snatch one. Giovanni Feliciello hit a right-footer wide off Ryan Edwards' cross and in reply Andy Olsen fired in a free kick for The 'Quay that Rogers saved at the second attempt. Just as half time approached it happened, disgraceful defending leaving Olsen all alone to fire the home side in front.
It was nearly worse as the second half began, a terribly unmarked Olsen bringing a superb low, one-handed save off Rogers. Airbus hit back and piled the pressure back on. Marc Lloyd-Williams had a header fended away and Carl Owen had a shot cleared off the line within seconds of each other. They finally got the equaliser courtesy of a Cook corner headed back by Rhys Roberts to drop obligingly into the net. As everyone awaited the second, Connah's Quay  were awarded a penalty by an hallucinating referee, Airbus' nemesis Andy Harms, giving a foul when absolutely nothing had occurred. Tommy Baker wasn't bothered & comfortably converted the spot kick. Back came the 'Bus for the inevitable equaliser.  The ball ping-ponged around after a Carl Owen shot was charged  down then the keeper dropped a cross, the ball fortuitously bouncing back to him off his own defender.  Finally it came, Owen laid the ball off to Gio who rifled a glorious drive into the top of the goal. 
Any thoughts of extra time dominance were dispelled as Nomads took on a new lease of life and other than a Jiws effort plucked out of the air there was not much else of note and the game looked to have a penalty shoot out written all over it. That is until Airbus' woeful marking allowed a corner to loop over for the soaring Olsen to head powerfully straight in for the winner. Ashley Williams hit the bar himself in the last minute but the Wingmen have only themselves to blame for not having a place in the next round.

Report by Dave Sargent


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