Airbus UK Broughton Football Club

 The Wingmakers - Match Report 2009/10



Airbus UK Broughton 1-2 Porthmadog (April 10 2010)

A beautiful spring day utterly ruined by an inept, lacklustre performance that would have barely reached Cymru Alliance status let alone the Super 12 spot this was supposed to be vital points for before the extremely difficult run-in against the three teams above them & in-form Bangor. Yet again The 'Bus failed to raise their game against inferior opposition, in this case a very poor 'Port side, resigned to relegation long ago. If that place in the new league slips away the sole reason will be their infuriating inability to dispatch teams like this.
Across to the west in The Clwydians at Ruthin the reserves were producing a fantastic (& evidently motivated) performance to beat Lex XI to reach the NEWFA Cup Final; they should have switched teams & sent this lot there instead.
Although Porthmadog took the game to Airbus straight away, winning a corner immediately, The Wingmen had early chances to wrap things up, Carl Owen being tripped as he was about to shoot & Marc Lloyd-Williams tapping tamely at Harvey, easily saved. A looping header from Port's Chris Jones almost caught out Chris Doran, ambling back after getting caught in two minds and following a weak Sudlow clearance. Suds himself powered a header over after Josh Johnson had won a couple of corners with some lost trickery he sadly only shows flashes of. Half time arrived with another weak Jiws effort, cleared off the line by John Keegan. It wasn't very good. Ominously so.
After a low-key start to a similarly lacklustre second period Danny Desormeaux missed a sitter when he only had to tap in a cross straight to him. Then Porthmadog scored. A two on two attack exposed some clueless defending and the Reds' number seven lashed the ball past Doran into the top corner. Ten minutes later Airbus had equalised, Carl Owen sending a Josh Johnson cross clattering onto the bar, down & out, the ref deciding it had gone in.  It was a temporary reprieve as incredibly Porthmadog scored an identical goal to their first past a lame & lax defence. With a too-little-too-late burst Airbus tried to rely on their late goal expertise but that only works when you play well, subs Paul McManus taking the ball through but finishing poorly, allowing the save and Tom Rowlands clipping the top of the bar with a rising drive.
Do this again on Tuesday night at Farrar Road & it will be another savage beating to bring back to Broughton.

Airbus UK Broughton

Chris Doran, Josh Johnson, Ryan Edwards, Matthew Woodward, Mark Allen, Gareth Sudlow (Jack Rowlands 65'),

Jack Abraham, Danny Desormeaux, James McIntosh (Tom Rowlands 61'), Marc Lloyd-Williams (Paul McManus

75'), Carl Owen.

Yellow Cards: Lloyd-Williams 68'
Attendance: 157

Report by Dave Sargent


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