Airbus UK Broughton
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Wingmakers - July 2009 news
Airbus youth crash out to Bangor
Airbus youth were in action
yesterday against Bangor City youth in the first round of the welsh youth
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.
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
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.
AIRBUS UK BROUGHTON 1-2 WELSHPOOL
It was not the Wingmaker's
night, as we went down 2-1 to Welshpool Town.
opened the scoring in the 13' with a goal from Richard Harris, Carl Lamb put
the visitors 2-0 ahead on 55'.
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'.
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
Craig and Andy have at
least four injury worries to the Wingmakers squad ahead of the visit of
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.
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
“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
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
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
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:
Of the teams we haven't
beaten away but have beaten at home are: Neath, TNS, Haverfordwest,
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.
ABERYSTWYTH 0-3 AIRBUS UK BROUGHTON
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
Gareth Sudlow, James McIntosh, Paul McManus, Jack Abraham.
TODAY'S OTHER GAMES
Caersws 1-5 Prestatyn Town
Lewis 51' - Parker 16'
Hayes 50' Moran 58' 81' Jones 86'
Wingmakers ended their
involvement in this season's Challenge cup with a 2-0 home defeat by
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
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.
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').
not used: Ashley Crossthwaite.
Airbus squad for tonight's cup clash
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.
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.
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.
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.
Wingmaker Ashley Williams make
U23 starting 11
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
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
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)
Airbus record first victory of
Goals from Carl Owen, Jiws
and Matty Cook give Airbus a 3-1 win over Haverfordwest at the Airfield
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.
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.