Airbus UK Broughton Football Club

 The Wingmakers - Match Report 2009/10



Airbus UK Broughton 0-1 Llanelli (February 9 2010)

Craig Harrison put out a slightly weakened side in Wolves-style ahead of the vital weekend game against already-relegated Technogroup Welshpool but the lads put in a fantastic effort against the big boys of Stebo. Jack Rowlands played out of his skin at full back, Gareth Sudlow was an almost immaculate rock at the back alongside Skip, Jack Abraham shone again with Ashley Williams Carl Owen worked hard up front. They easily matched their professional opponents for effort and were only marginally behind on skill, undone by one defensive lapse. On what was always going to be a nervy night, league top-scorer Rhys Griffiths gave The 'Bus an early scare by rising high to place a header on target, saved by Kris Rogers and cleared away. Gio sent a searching free kick past the post in reply and in response Griffiths was given a through ball on his own he was about to blast in before Mark Allen zipped back for a great block. A couple of minutes later Steve Evans clattered the hoardings after taking advantage of a loose Airbus clearance. Then The Wingmen had a terrific chance to take the lead as Jiws controlled the ball on the right and rolled a centre across for the onrushing James McIntosh but instead of keeping his head he blazed over from good position and with time to hit the target. The home goal had an amazing escape on the stroke of half time as first Rogers saved Stuart Jones' header very well then saw the two close-in rebound shots cleared off his line as the defences creaked but stayed firm to go in level at the break
It was only a respite.

Just three minutes into the second half and from a short corner Rogers watched a cross sail across his goal to hit the post, bounce back and be turned in by the shadowing stomach of that man Griffiths - unorthodox but effective. They could have added a second ten minutes later as Jason Bowen took the ball off a dithering Suds, his first mistake of the night, to play to Evans but he screwed wide with  just Rogers to beat. A minute later and it looked odds-on a leveller, Jiws & Carl Owen managing to each miss a one-sided duel with Ashley Morris, the 'keeper doing brilliantly to hold his nerve, saving well off both strikers in quick succession.
After that Llanelli shut up shop and allowed Airbus to busy themselves with trying to claw back the equaliser, The Reds soaking it all up in impressive style, Wyn Thomas man of the match at the back, fielding almost everything.  There were some sporadic bits of Airbus pressure and on one occasion an assaulting sea of blue shirts in the area,  the ball choosing not to fall kindly at all and a final shot somehow sliding through them and out for a goal kick.
Now there's a job in Powys to be done.

Airbus UK Broughton

Kristian Rogers, Jack Rowlands (Matty Woodward 75'), Giovanni Feliciello, Gareth Sudlow, Mark Allen, Jack Abraham, Ashley Williams, James McIntosh, Carl Owen, Marc Lloyd-Williams (Garry McConnell 82'), Josh Johnson (Ryan Edwards 67')

Subs not used: George Cowell, Niall Challinor

Red Cards: None

Yellow Cards: McIntosh 21' Abraham 35'


Attendance: 240

Report by Dave Sargent


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