The Wingmakers breezed past JD Cymru Premier outfit Cefn Druids with an impressive 0-4 away pre-season victory.

Oli Lanceley netted a first half brace before goals from Adam Davies and George Peers in the second period wrapped up a fantastic afternoon for the Bus.

Airbus started the game bright on the front foot. There was a noticeable intensity and confidence in their play. The deployed tactic of pressing high up the pitch was causing problems, with the hosts finding difficulty in progressing through the thirds of the pitch playing out from the back.

Ten minutes in, Jamie Crowther manufactured the first opportunity of the match for the Wingmakers. His cushioned volley across the six-yard box found Jake Eyre unmarked. The forward was unable to find the target with his header from a tight angle.

Despite the dominance of Steve O'Shaughnessy's side, it didn't take long for Druids to display a glimpse of their quality. A lightening-quick counter-attack resulted in a free shot on the edge of the area which sailed harmlessly over.

The Ancients then came inches away from breaking the deadlock. Niall Flint worked a shooting angle on his favoured left foot, but to the relief of Dave Roberts in the Airbus goal his strike rebounded off the crossbar and away to safety.

However, on the half hour mark, it was the Wingmakers who opened the scoring. Craig Rogers whipped in a wicked low cross on the left flank. Eyre flicked onto Lanceley at the back post who nonchalantly tapped into the open net.

On the brink of half time, O'Shaughnessy's men doubled their lead. Danny Edwards unleashed a venomous strike which was parried by the Druids goalkeeper into the path of Lanceley. The academy graduate added to his tally with the aid of a deflection.

After a near-perfect first half display, it was vital airbus returned in the second 45' with the same hunger and desire - that is exactly what they did.

Following a cagey, uneventful opening 15 minutes, Davies latched onto a through ball in-behind the Ancients backline. The new recruit danced past the opposing defender and expertly curled home.

With the victory all but secured, the Bus maintained their relentless hunt for more goals. Eyre, who exhibited his skill and trickery on the right wing throughout, found space for a shot 20-yards out. With the keeper' left flat-footed, the strike agonisingly trickled narrowly wide.

With ten minutes remaining, the Wingmakers had their fourth. A stand-out star of last season's campaign, Peers, rifled an unstoppable hit into the corner, showcasing his long-range shooting capabilities and capping off a wonderful team performance.

 

Starting XI: Roberts, Burrows, Platt, Tomassen, Rogers, Peers, Crowther, D.Edwards, R.Edwards, Eyre, Lanceley.

Subs: Payne, Brown, Palmer, Davies.

 

Joe Sargent - Airbus Media

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