Airbus UK Broughton Football Club

 The Wingmakers - Match Report 2009/10



Airbus UK Broughton 0-0 Port Talbot (March 13 2010)

An absorbing encounter between two classy footballing sides, edged by Port Talbot but the limelight taken at the very end by Carmelo Lo Faro's crass piece of refereeing idiocy.
The visitors arrived in town wanting all the points and put Airbus under the cosh from the beginning. They didn't let up throughout the whole game and the home side coped well, never panicking and dealing with the South Walian threat admirably  and with commendable composure. They only had one blip in the first half, allowing Drew Fahiya to get goalside with the ball at his feet on the edge of the box with a clear sight of the target; he let fly with his left foot but his powerful shot curled a foot over and the danger passed. At the other end Marc Lloyd-Williams wasted three chances in quick succession. He messed the first up with a weak shot after James McIntosh had done well to shrug off Matthew Rees and set him up; instantly he almost atoned with a delicate chip that crept past the far post but spoilt that by hoofing high over from good position.
Into the second half and the pattern resumed. Martin Rose almost scored for Port with a far post effort, Kristian Rogers pulling off a back-curling save, finished off with a header away by Mark Allen. The rest of the game was an enjoyable affair of Port attacking, Airbus defending and an overall draw a fair result. As time ran out, with The 'Bus comfortably fending off all Port Talbot had to offer, with not a hint of hurry & patiently working their own moves there was a free kick for them inside their own half. Matty Woodward set himself up a few feet away to launch one last chance and the brisk breeze took the ball a few inches forward. The defender obviously couldn't legally kick the moving ball & stepped up to steady the wayward orb. Suddenly Lo Faro set off from a sprint start, raced up to Matty and brandished a second yellow card to the amazement of everyone. How he could see it as time-wasting was astonishing; it wasn't even as if Airbus were trying to ride out time anyway. Perhaps he thought  Matty had blown it forward himself to try & steal a few yards. The linesman, clearly dreaming himself, refused to put things right, the red card went up & Woodward was off - at least he saw the funny side of the most lunatic decision of the season.

Airbus UK Broughton

Kristian 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')

Red Cards:  Woodward 90'
Yellow Cards:
Woodward 37'+90' McIntosh 44' Roberts 74
Attendance: 127

Report by Dave Sargent


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