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 The Wingmakers - Match Report 2009/10



Airbus UK 0-2 Prestatyn Town (September 9 2009)

A brave showing by the battling second string against a strong Seasiders side but ultimately they were always struggling to compete on level terms.

The defence got in an awful mess after only four minutes as a left wing cross came in, Neil Gibson bamboozling them further and the ball fell to Jolly Rogers back at the near post to control, side-step his marker and calmly score low into the net. 

Two minutes later he was there again, unmarked on the line only to turn it the wrong side of the post. The 'Bus tried their best to recover but it became a long night against the superior quality of the visitors. That's not to say there was no spirit in the side and their never-say-die attitude made sure Prestatyn couldn't relax for the whole ninety minutes. Palethorpe saved well from Griffiths as he raced through a huge hole and Airbus' first effort didn't come until twenty minutes in, when Drew Sherman shot tamely at the 'keeper. Sherman, lately of Hucknall Town, scampered about all night on his debut and swerved another over the bar shortly after before clattering the boards from close in. In the meantime Griffiths hammered a shot just wide having stormed down the left with the marking all to pieces again. McManus slammed a shot in after a good ball from Jack Abraham that took the surprised Matt Towns off his legs in goal, Rogers headed a Lewis cross over when it looked easier to score and Sherman harried the defence allowing James McIntosh to have a shot, weakly though and easily saved. 

The second half got off to as bad a start as the first had. A free kick was played over by Steve Hoult and David Hayes got by weak resistance to firmly head in. Rogers then played Williams in, who should have done better than hammer a left-footer wide. Airbus kept going and had their best spell on the 65' mark, with Andy Mitchell cutting in from the right to swing a low one across that troubled the diving Towns, followed by his fierce free kick Towns touched acrobatically onto the bar and over. Griffiths again should have scored with only Paley to beat from the right of the box and as Airbus gamely plugged away Paul McManus had a glorious chance for a consolation, failing to steer his pounce on a clearance into the net with Towns stranded. The league cup squad had set themselves high standards in the first two games against Prestatyn & Rhyl. Two-nil isn't a bad result in the right perspective but it's still two-nil and these days we don't like losing!

Airbus UK Broughton

Phil Palethorpe, Tom Povey, George Cowell (Simon Law 80'), Jack Rowlands, Gareth Sudlow, Jack Challinor (Niall Challinor 62'), Andy Mitchell, Jack Abraham, James McIntosh, Paul McManus, Drew Sherman (Andy Stockton 75').

Sub not used: Ashley Crossthwaite.

Red Cards: None
Yellow Cards: None

Attendance: 91 

Referee: Huw Jones

Report by Dave Sargent


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