Airbus UK Broughton Football Club

 The Wingmakers - July 2009 news



September 28

Airbus youth crash out to Bangor City

Airbus youth were in action yesterday against Bangor City youth in the first round of the welsh youth cup.

They started well enough taking the lead over their hosts, but Bangor equalised from the penalty spot, Bangor went ahead 2-1, before disaster struck, the Airbus keeper was red carded for handling the ball outside the box, he was replaced by an outfield player in Airbus goal.

In the 2nd half Airbus had another player sent off for picking up 2 yellows, and from then on we were fighting a losing battle with only 9 players on the pitch. Bangor eventually ran our comfortable 6-1 winners.

September 18

Rhyl put 4 past Airbus

A strong Rhyl starting 11 inflicted a 4-0 defeat on the Wingmakers at Belle Vue, goals from Marc Connolly (2) and one apiece from Tyrone Kirk and Phil Doran sealed the home sides victory.

Three first half goals from Rhyl wrapped the game up by half time, Mark Connelly opened the scoring on the 22', Tyrone Kirk doubled the home sides lead on the half hour. Phil Doran made it 3-0 with 4' remaining of the half, and Mark Connolly wrapped the scoring on 56' to maintain Rhyl's 100% record in the group stages and send them through to the next stage.

Only 2 players in the Airbus team had started a league match as Craig Harrison continued his cup policy of players fringe and Reserve players in the 4 group game.

Airbus line up:
P Palethorpe, T Povey, G Cowell, J Rowlands, G Sudlow, J Abraham, A Mitchell, J McIntosh, P McManus, N Challinor, D Sherman.

R Edwards, M Cook, S Law, J Challinor.

Attendance: 305.

September 18


It was not the Wingmaker's night, as we went down 2-1 to Welshpool Town.

Welshpool opened the scoring in the 13' with a goal from Richard Harris, Carl Lamb put the visitors 2-0 ahead on 55'.

Marc Lloyd Williams pulled a goal back for the Wingmaker's on 85', but it wasn't enough and Welshpool win their first game of the season, Welshpool also had Peter Doran sent off in the 85'.


Kristian Rogers, Ryan Edwards (Paul McManus 77'), Giovanni Feliciello, Matty Woodward (Andy Mitchell 60'), Mark Allen, Rhys Roberts, Ashley Williams, Jack Abraham, Carl Owen (James McIntosh 69'), Marc Lloyd-Williams, Matthew Cook.

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September 18

Squad line up for tonight's Welshpool game

Craig and Andy have at least four injury worries to the Wingmakers squad ahead of the visit of Welshpool.

Carl Owen, Danny Desormeaux, Jack Abraham and Ryan Edwards are all doubtful. Owen and Abrahams have a groin strains, Desormeaux has a hamstring injury and Edwards has a foot injury.

Full squad for tonight:

K Rogers, R Edwards, G Feliciano, M Woodward, M Allen, R Roberts, A Williams, M Cook, D Desormeaux, J Abrahams, A Mitchell, P McManus, J McIntosh, M Lloyd Williams, C Owen, G Sudlow, J Rowlands.

September 17

Professional dreams for Airbus's international stars

AIRBUS UK Broughton’s new Welsh international stars can follow in the footsteps of Rhyl hotshot Luke Holden by fulfilling their professional football dreams.

Holden was snapped-up by League One leaders Charlton Athletic a fortnight ago and Airbus boss Craig Harrison, whose side entertain Welshpool tomorrow (7.30pm), believes his two rising stars have the talent to make it in the full-time game.

Defender Ryan Edwards and midfield man Ashley Williams made their debuts for Wales Under 23s in a match against Poland U23s last week.

“Just look what happened with Luke Holden,” said Harrison. “He looks a good player – and good luck to him. I really hope he does well because it’s a chance that some people might not have expected.

“But if you keep working hard enough and you’re good enough then you will get a chance somewhere down the line, it’s just whether you take it or not.”

Although the 2-1 scoreline went against Terry Boyle’s Wales side, the call-ups should prove invaluable to the players’ development, which can only be of benefit to Airbus’ push for the Welsh Premier League’s top 12 this season.

“It’s great for them having the experience to go away with the Wales team,” added Harrison, who tasted professional football with Middlesbrough, Crystal Palace and Preston.

“The other good thing about it is that hopefully they’ll realise that when they go away on these Wales trips, they’ll see lads that play for Wrexham, and lads that are full-time, and realise that if they are any better, they’re not much better.

“It will give them a bit of a boost to keep knuckling down and working hard. They are always going to have the chance because they are still 21.”

Ex-Flint, Druids and Halkyn player Edwards, who like Williams is 21, had further cause for celebration as he netted in the Wingmakers’ 3-0 defeat of Aberystwyth on Saturday.

“It was Ryan’s first goal from open play for us after he’s scored two or three penalties, which was really nice, and Ashley Williams was outstanding the other day (at Aberystwyth),” said the Airbus boss.

“In fact, Williams has been one of our best players. He’s more than good enough to play at a higher level, whether that be the Conference or the third or fourth division. Ability-wise, he’s definitely good enough.”

“It’s also whether clubs take chances or not but we’ve definitely got a couple in my team that, certainly, if I did move any higher then I’d be happy to take them with me.”

Williams, who earned a scholarship at Manchester City as a teenager before joining Upton and Vauxhall Motors, said: “Hopefully, I’ll get back into full-time football.”

David Bergin

September 15

Wingmakers are drawn away to Lex X11 in welsh cup

The Wingmakers have a short trip to make in the 2nd round of the welsh cup. We have been drawn away to Wrexham side Lex X11, the ties start on Saturday October 3rd.

The full draw is:

Aberaman Athletic v Penrhiwceiber 
Afan Lido FC v Croesyceiliog 
Bangor City v Elements Cefn Druids 
Borras Park Albion v Bala Town 
Bridgend Town v Ton Pentre 
Bryntirion Athletic v Aberystwyth Town 
Caerau Ely v Hay St. Marys 
Cambrian and Clydach v Troedyrhiw FC 
Cardiff Bay Harlequins v Aberbargoed Buds FC 
Carmarthen Town v Pontypridd Town 
Conwy Utd v The New Saints 
Ely Rangers FC v AFC Llwydcoed 
Flint Town Utd v Barmouth and Duffryn Utd 
Gap Connah's Quay V Pwllheli FC 
Garden Village v Caldicot Town 
Goytre Utd v Pontardawe Town 
Gresford Athletic v Llanrug Utd 
Holyhead Hotspurs v Newtown 
Lex XI v Airbus UK Broughton 
Llandudno Town v Berriew 
Llanfairpwll' v Rhyl 
Llangefni Town v Llandudno Junction FC 
Llangeinor v Pontyclun 
Llangollen Town v Glan Conwy FC 
Llansantffraid Village v Coedpoeth Utd 
Neath FC v Llanelli AFC 
Penrhyncoch v CPD Porthmadog 
Port Talbot Town v Cwmbran Celtic FC 
Rhydymwyn v Caernarfon Town 
Ruthin Utd v Caersws 
Taffs Well v Haverfordwest County 
Technogroup Welshpool v Prestatyn Town

September 14

The Aberystwyth Hoodoo falls, but 3 others still await

Following Saturday's win away to Aberystwyth, Airbus broke another unwanted hoodoo, that of prior to Saturday we had never beaten Aberystwyth home or away in the welsh premier.

Victory over Aberystwyth was the 9th different ground we have on at (current teams in the league) the teams we have beaten away are:

1:Aberystwyth, 2:Newtown, 3:Caersws, 4:Druids, 5:Porthmadog, 6:Connahs Quay, 7:Welshpool, 8:Port Talbot, 9:Bangor.

Of the teams we haven't beaten away but have beaten at home are: Neath, TNS, Haverfordwest, Llanelli, Rhyl.

That leaves just 3 teams we have never beaten in the league home or away, the main culprit is Carmarthen Town of the 10 meetings in the league Carmarthen have won 9 with Airbus only sharing the points just once, the other 2 teams we have yet to beat are fairly new to the league, Prestatyn Town only in their 2nd season and we failed to beat them last season losing and drawing those games, the other team we haven't beaten is Bala Town no explanation as to why we haven't beaten them in the league.

Before December 4th we have the chance to beat those 3 remaining teams, First up is away to Prestatyn on September 25th, then Home to Carmarthen on October 10th, and home to Bala Town on the 4th of December.

September 12


Airbus took the lead on 24' with a goal from defender Ryan Edwards, and the Wingmakers held onto their lead going into half time.

Airbus took a 2 goal advantage on 67' with Carl Owen's 2nd of the season, a first away win over Aber is on the cards. Just for good measure Jiws made it 3-0 in injury time.

Game over and Airbus have won at Park Avenue for the first time, final score Aber 0-3 Airbus.

Airbus now sit in 6th place in the league ahead of Port Talbot on goal difference.

Kristian Rogers; Ryan Edwards, Giovanni Feliciello, Matty Woodward, Rhys Roberts;
Danny Desormeaux, Ashley Williams, Matty Cook, Mark Allen; Carl Owen, Marc Lloyd Williams.

Gareth Sudlow, James McIntosh, Paul McManus, Jack Abraham.


Caersws 1-5 Prestatyn Town

Lewis 51' - Parker 16' Hayes 50' Moran 58' 81' Jones 86'


Llanelli 3-2 Newtown

Griffiths 45' Moses 51' Bowen 63, - Anoruo 35' Blain 62'


Welshpool 1-3 Carmarthen

Cronshaw 46' -  Thomas 6' 39' Walters 43'

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September 9 

Airbus exit Challenge cup

Wingmakers ended their involvement in this season's Challenge cup with a 2-0 home defeat by Prestatyn Town.


Manager Craig Harrison continued his policy of giving starts in league cup games to his squad that don't appear in league games, this time it didn't pay off against Prestatyn, as Steve Rogers scored for Prestatyn as early as the 4' a mix up between George Cowell and Phil Palethorpe, the ball eventually fell to Rogers who scored from about 8 yards.

Airbus were putting up a good performance and Drew Sherman came close but his effort went over the bar. 

Prestatyn went further ahead when Dave Hayes headed past Palethorpe from a Prestatyn free kick. Airbus went close again when Andy Mitchell's free kick forced Town's keeper to pull off a good save. 

In the end it wasn't to be, Prestatyn's strong squad were too good on the night for Airbus's 2nd string.

Airbus UK Broughton:
Phil Palethorpe, Tom Povey, George Cowell (Simon Law 80'), Jack Rowlands, Gareth Sudlow, Jack Challinor (Niall Challinor 61'), Andy Mitchell, Jack Abraham, James McIntosh, Paul McManus, Drew Sherman (Andy Stockton 75').

Sub not used: Ashley Crossthwaite.

Attendance: 91
September 9

Airbus squad for tonight's cup clash with Prestatyn

Wingmakers manager Craig Harrison has named his 15 man squad for tonight's make or break Challenge cup clash with Prestatyn Town at the Airfield.


Wingmakers squad:

Phil Palethorpe, Tom Povey, Ashley Crosswaite, G Sudlow, Jack Rowlands, George Cowell, Andy Mitchell, Jack Abrahams, Niall Challinor, Paul McManus, James McIntosh, Simon Law, Andy Stockton, Drew Sherman, Jack Challinor.

September 9

Player sponsorship updates

The Wingmakers have had two more players sponsored, they are Matthew Cook and Ashley Williams. Their sponsor is Airbus UK Broughton FC club doctor Doctor Tim Watkin-Jones. Andy Mitchell and Gio Feliciello have also been sponsored, though details of their sponsors has not reached me yet

Their are still players left to sponsor, so check out the squad page and get in touch if you are willing to sponsor a player.

September 9

Two Airbus Committee men resign


Mark and Carl Futter have resigned from the Wingmakers due to the ongoing health issues with their father, and the club have elected them both as Life Members due to their sterling work for the club over many years.

September 8
Wingmaker Ashley Williams make U23 starting 11

Wingmakers midfielder Ashley Williams has been picked to start in the Wales under 23 semi-pro game to face Poland at Carmarthen's Richmond Park.

Ashley is one of 8 welsh premier league players to make the starting 11, the other 3 are from Wrexham.

Port Talbot's Lee Surman is to captain the team. Three players will gain their first caps, Our Ashley, Port Talbot's Scott Barrow and Aeron Edwards from TNS.

Ryan Edwards will also be in contention to gain his first cap, Ryan is on the bench and is one of seven players in the subs, six of the seven players are from the welsh premier, only Chester City's James Owen comes from outside the domestic game.

The line up:

1. Lee IDZI (Haverfordwest) 
2. Kai EDWARDS (Wrexham) 
4. Michael WILLIAMS (Wrexham) 
5. Lee SURMAN (C) (Port Talbot Town) 
6. Ashley WILLIAMS (Airbus UK Broughton) 
8. Aaron EDWARDS (TNS) 
9. Marc WILLIAMS (Wrexham) 
10. Craig MOSES (Llanelli) 
11. Jordan FOLLOWS (Llanelli)
13. Scott BARROW (Port Talbot Town) 
15. Sion EDWARDS (Bangor City)


12. Stephen CANN (Aberystwyth Town) (GK) 
3. Ryan BATLEY (Llanelli) 
7. James OWEN (Chester City) 
14. Ryan EDWARDS (Airbus UK Broughton) 
16. Matthew HARRIS (Neath) 
17. Owain WARLOW (Llanelli) 
18. Drew FAHIYA (Port Talbot Town)

September 6
Airbus record first victory of the season

Goals from Carl Owen, Jiws and Matty Cook give Airbus a 3-1 win over Haverfordwest at the Airfield today.

Carl Owen opened the scoring for Airbus in he 35'. 2' after the restart Haverfordwest were level with a goal from Robbie Walters, Jiws restored our lead with his 5th league goal of the season on 51'.

Matty Cook added a 3rd on 69' to round of our first victory of the season. Today's win see's us move from 15th to tenth in the table.

Airbus Line up:
Kristian Rogers, Ryan Edwards, Giovanni Feliciello, Matthew Woodward, Mark Allen, Rhys Roberts, Ashley Williams, Danny Desormeaux, Carl Owen, Mark Lloyd-Williams, Matthew Cook.

Subs: Gareth Sudlow, Jack Abraham,  Paul McManus, James McIntosh.

Carmarthen and Aberystwyth played out a 0-0 draw at Richmond Park, the home side played against a 10 man Aberystwyth side who has Sion James sent off after 54' for 2 yellow cards, but could still not find a goal to win the game. it's Carmarthen's first point in 4 games and see's them lie just 2 places off the bottom.

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September 2
Ryan Edwards gets full call up

Airbus UK Broughton defender Ryan Edwards has been drafted into the full Wales under 23 semi-pro squad in the last hour.

Originally Ryan was selected for the standby squad, but has been called in to the main squad with fellow Wingmaker Ashley Williams, as yet not sure who he has replaced, but Michael Johnson of Bangor City has been mentioned. Good luck to Ryan.


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