Airbus UK Broughton Football Club

 The Wingmakers - March 2010 news



March 30
New seating at the Airfield now meets league standard

The club has now completed the new stand increasing the seating at the Airfield to 519, surpassing the mandatory minimum 500 seats needed to comply with the domestic licence.
Also the new ground capacity for the Airfield is 1,519.

March 27
Latest injury updates

I think we have just about recovered from the events of Weds night, although it was pretty traumatic all round - a big thanks is due to the Doc, James the physio and the Bangor physio, who between them ensured that Kris' injury didn't end in much worse way.
I would like to pass on my thanks to Tim, James and the Bangor physio, and also that we really appreciated the e-mail we received from Paul Smith the Bangor goalkeeper's father enquiring as to Kris' welfare.
Latest update is that Kris was due to have an op yesterday on his cheekbone.
Additionally, Smudge and Matty picked up bad knocks - again although Smudge's ankle is not broken as first feared, he suffered significant soft tissue damage and will be lucky to play again this season .
Good job we have a strong squad
.Paul McKinlay

March 27
Results go in favour of Airbus today

Results went Airbus's way today as we remain in 8th place. Our nearest challengers to 8th spot were Neath and Prestatyn, Neath were beaten by Bangor 1-0 at the Gnoll (Jamie Reed on the scoresheet again) and Prestatyn were held to a 1-1 draw at home to Porthmadog, so we are now level on points with Neath and Prestatyn on 41 points, but have superior goal difference.
Also in our favour was Carmarthen losing at home 2-1 Newtown, so they stay 4 points adrift of the top 10, Haverfordwest move to within a point of Carmarthen following their 1-0 win over Druids. We are 2 points adrift of Bala who occupy 7th after their 2-1 win at Welshpool last night but they have played a game more.
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March 24
Airbus UK Broughton v Bangor City match summary

This game was over as a contest after just 12' as Bangor went into a 3-0 lead with goals from Jamie Reed (2) and Craig Garside.

On the hour Eddie Jebb rubbed more salt into the wounds and made it 4-0. Carl Owen back from a back injury scored a consolation goal on 82' to make it 4-1.

Jamie Reed added the icing on the cake for Bangor with his hat-trick in injury time

The game finished 5-1 to Bangor who now move 5 points clear on 46 points.

A disappointing result and attendance only 241 for normally one of our top 2 attendances of the season.

Airbus line up:

Kristian Rogers, Ryan Edwards, Giovanni Feliciello, Mark Allen, Rhys Roberts, Matthew Woodward, Ashley Williams, Danny Desormeaux, Carl Owen, Marc Lloyd-Williams, Tom Rowlands.

Subs: James McIntosh, G Sudlow, Josh Johnson

March 23
Airbus UK Broughton v Bangor City match preview

Tomorrow night we host Bangor City, traditionally one of the biggest attendance attractions to the Airfield of the league campaign, and a fixture we have the edge in in past meetings.

Of the five league fixtures the Wingmakers have won three with the best result coming in the 06/07 season which saw Airbus beat Bangor 4-1, Bangor's scorer on the day was none other than Marc Lloyd Williams from the penalty spot. Last season Bangor gained their first victory at the Airfield at the 5th attempt winning by 3-2, James McIntosh scored both the Airbus goals, in fact Tosh has scored in the last 3 home fixtures against Bangor netting four goals.

Their away form has brought them 15 points from their total of 43 (two more than Airbus) with 4 wins, 3 draws and 6 defeats, a victory for Airbus will see us move above Bangor into 6th place and a step closer to super 12 soccer next season, while victory for Bangor will see them come within 2 points of 5th placed Port Talbot and an outside chance of a top 3 finish and a place in Europe.

Jamie Reed is the one our defence with have their hands full with and is Bangor's top scorer this season in the league with 16 goals, one more than Jiws on 15. Manager Craig Harrison hopes to have striker Carl Owen back in the squad for the Bangor game, after he has missed the last few games with a back injury.

We go into the game on good form with a 7 game uneaten run which has seen us win 3 and draw 4 since the last defeat which came at home to Llanelli, and we have now opened a 7 point gap to 11th placed Carmarthen Town, but it is getting very tight with just 3 points separating 6th to 10th place and an important fixture is on tonight between Bala in 10th and Carmarthen in 11th.

A place in the top 12 is looking increasingly unlikely that it might not be enough to guarantee super 10 soccer next season, with Llangefni Town on course for a top 2 place in the Cymru Alliance, and Afan Lido making great strides and not far off in their effort to fulfil the requirements to obtain a domestic licence and going well in the Welsh league.

March 19
Airbus UK Broughton v Nomads match summary

Jack Abraham scored his first league goal for Airbus to give the Wingmakers a 1-0 win at the Deeside. Defeat now makes their attempt for a top 10 finish very unlikely as they are now 13 points off 10th place, but they are still in with a good shout of a top 12 finish.

Tonight's win now see's the Wingmakers rise to 6th in the table (until tomorrow afternoon at least) It was a game of very few cards, just 1 card given by ref Huw Jones to Craig Jones of Nomads.

Airbus line up:

Kristian Rogers, Ryan Edwards, Giovanni Feliciello, Mark Allen, Rhys Roberts, Gareth Sudlow, Ashley Williams, Danny Desormeaux, James McIntosh, Marc Lloyd-Williams, Jack Abraham.

Subs not used: Jamie Smith, Tom Rowlands, Josh Johnson

Attendance: 202

March 17
Airbus UK Broughton v Nomads match preview

Friday night is derby night at the Deeside stadium, and a win for the Wingmakers and 4 other results going in our favour and we could hit a season's high of 6th in the table.

Of course if we lose and results go against us we could be 4 points off 9th place and Carmarthen a point behind us with a game in hand.

Our record at the Deeside see's us just nudging it over the Nomads, 3 wins to their 2, and no draws. Last season's clash was a real nail biter for the Airbus faithful, we took a 3-0 half time lead only for Nomads to score two late goals in the 82' and 86' make it 3-2 at full time, it must have been squeaky bum time on the bench for those final few minutes.

Nomads have been in good form of late with 2 wins and 2 draws in their last 4 games, and good wins over Welshpool and Neath and draws against Prestatyn and Carmarthen, 11 points separate us in the table but they do have 2 games in hand.

Their top scorers are Chris Herbert with 6 and Mike Hayes with 4, they have been fairly shy in front of goals with only 19 goals scored from their 24 games, but they are well placed to make it into the top 12 as they have games in hand over Newtown in 13th and Haverfordwest in 12th, and if they win their games in hand they will take over 12th place, so they have a lot to play for Friday night other than it being a Flintshire derby.

We go into the game on a 5 match unbeaten run with 2 wins and 3 draws, which has seen us claw back the points deficit on the 4 teams above us who have stuttered in recent games, but we need to keep up the run to maintain the gap between ourselves and the chasing pack.

March 13
Airbus UK Broughton draw a blank against Steelmen
Yet another game against a top 10 side that Airbus failed to win, as Port Talbot held us to a 0-0 draw. Matty Woodward saw red on 90' for his 2nd yellow card of the game. The point was enough though to move the Wingmakers up to 9th ahead of Bala who play tomorrow.
Just 2 wins in 11 games against teams in the top 10, is the reason we lie in 9th place, luckily for the Wingmakers Carmarthen were also held to a 0-0 draw by Nomads.
Wingmakers Line up:

Airbus UK Broughton

Kristian Rogers, Ryan Edwards, Rhys Roberts, Matty Woodward, Mark Allen, Ashley Williams, Jack Abraham (Josh Johnson 82'), Danny Desormeaux, James McIntosh, Marc Lloyd-Williams (Gareth Sudlow 90'), Giovanni Feliciello (Tom Rowlands 87')

Red Cards:  Woodward 90'
Yellow Cards:
Woodward 37'+90' McIntosh 44' Roberts 74
Attendance: 127

March 11
Wingmakers academy pen sponsorship deal with The Circuit

AIRBUS UK Broughton have put pen to paper on a sponsorship deal with The Circuit.

The Sandycroft-based indoor go-karting track – one of the largest in the region – will become one of the major sponsors of the Welsh Premier League club’s academy after Lee Starkey and Antony Place struck a deal with Circuit director Ian Devenport.

An Airbus academy spokesperson said: “Hopefully The Circuit’s goals – providing excellence, amazement and fun – will rub off on our academy. Our ambition matches those goals, as we strive to be one of the best in Wales and, in the near future, start producing players that are capable of representing the Airbus first team.”

The Airbus academy is responsible for developing young boy and girl footballers, and runs teams ranging from primary-school age up to 19.

If you would like to sponsor the Airbus academy, contact director Lee Starkey on 07793 596697, or fundraiser Antony Place on 079064 50269.

Flintshire Chronicle
March 10
Druids match summary
The Wingmakers shot themselves in the foot tonight drawing 1-1 with the bottom team in the league, Druids were very close to recording only their 2nd win of the season.
The games opening goal came after 26' and was scored by Craig Whitfield. Marc Lloyd Williams saved the Wingmakers blushes by equalising in 5' injury time to make it 1-1 and record our 10th draw of the season.
Three points from tonight's game would have seen us move up to 7th in the table, and given us some distance from Carmarthen, we are now 4 points clear but they have a game in hand. Our unbeaten run is now up to 5 games without a loss.
Haverfordwest were held at home drawing 3-3 with Prestatyn in the night's other game.

Airbus UK Broughton line up:
K Rogers, R Edwards, G Feliciano, M Woodward, M Allen, J Abraham, J Smith, A Williams, C Owen, M L Williams, T Rowlands.

J McIntosh, J Johnson, G Sudlow, G Cowell.

Attendance: 74.

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March 6
Caersws match summary
The Wingmakers had little trouble in taking all 3 points today at the Airfield beating Caersws 3-0.
Airbus opened the scoring on 15' when Jamie Smith scored his 1st goal for the club. He scored his and Airbus's 2nd a minute from the break to make it 2-0.
Mark Allen made the game safe with Airbus's 3rd on 62' and it was his 1st league goal of the season.
The game finished 3-0 to Airbus, another 3 points towards the super 12, but a pity Carmarthen also won, beating Port Talbot 1-0 at Victoria Road. But Haverfordwest lost further ground when they were held 0-0 a Porthmadog.

Airbus UK Broughton line up:
K Rogers, R Edwards, R Roberts, M Woodward, M Allen, J Abraham, J Smith, D Desormeaux, C Owen, J McIntosh, G Feliciano.

M L Williams, T Rowlands, J Johnson.

Attendance: 143.

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March 5
Caersws match preview
On Saturday we face Caersws at the Airfield, in another important game in the Wingmakers quest for a place in the super 12 next season.

A week ago not many would have seen this fixture as anything other than a home win, but back to back wins for the Bluebirds has seen them more than double their points tally for the season so far. And it was their first wins since the end of August and has seen them move of the bottom of the table above Druids, so their confidence must be at it's highest this season. In their previous 3 games they also put in good performances losing to Carmarthen, Neath and Prestatyn all by 1-0 score lines.
Caersws form away is the poorest in the league along with Druids, just 2 draws and 8 defeats from their 10 games and only 9 goals to show for their troubles while they have conceded 28.

In October we had a comfortable 4-0 win at Caersws and a repeat of that score line would do very nicely as we are still looking over our shoulders at the teams below us, Carmarthen our nearest challengers for 10th spot face a tricky short journey to Victoria Road to take on Port Talbot, so a home win would be a welcome result for Airbus Carmarthen are just 3 points adrift of us following our win over them last time out, and with our much superior goal difference making it worth another point, a win for us and defeat for Town would leave us 6 points clear, but first we have to overcome the resurgent Bluebirds.

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