Airbus UK Broughton
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Wingmakers - March 2010 news
March 30 New seating at the Airfield now meets
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.
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
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. View league table
March 24 Airbus UK Broughton v Bangor City
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
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
finished 5-1 to Bangor who now move 5 points clear on 46
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.
McIntosh, G Sudlow, Josh Johnson
March 23 Airbus UK Broughton v Bangor City
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
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
used: Jamie Smith, Tom Rowlands, Josh Johnson
March 17 Airbus UK Broughton v Nomads match
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
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
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
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')
Woodward 37'+90' McIntosh 44' Roberts 74
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.
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
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
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