AN amazing 14-match winning streak came to an end as Airbus were narrowly beaten by Flint in atrocious weather conditions at Cae-y-Castell.

It was a goal from a former Wingmakers than provded decisive in the 11th-minute when a Jacques Welsh free-kick from the left flank caught the swirling wind and deceived keeper Dave Roberts, with the ball stopping just short of the goal line for Mark Cadwallader to poke home.

The Silkmen nearly added another but Roberts produced a smart block to deny Brandon Burrows and, after failing to threaten the home goal in the first half, Airbus sought to use the conditions to their advantage after the break.

The best chance of an equaliser came when a fiercely-struck Kristian Platt free-kick was parried by Flint stopper Aaron Jones with the home defence then blocking Curtis Strong’s shot on the rebound.

Airbus assistant manager Andy Thomas said: "The conditions and the pitch were a real leveller. I think the goal summed up how difficult it was, with the ball just basically catching the wind and falling kindly for them.

"After winning 14 on the bounce it’s frustrating when that run comes to end, but I know the lads here will be desperate to get back to winning ways next week."