THE Wingmakers reclaimed second place in the Welsh Premier table with a hard-earned 3-0 home win over Port Talbot Town.

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Andrew Lincoln reports

Chris Budrys ended his personal goal drought to open the scoring on the half four and a second-half brace from Ryan Wignall sealed the victory.

It was Wignall who led the Wingmakers' charge early on, just failing to find Budrys with a cross and then getting down the byline but unable to find a team mate.

The wingman then went close with a shot from a tight angle after getting past Keyon Reffell.

Glenn Rule fired well over from the resulting Tom Field corner before another flag kick was eventually scrambled away by the under-pressure visitors' defence.

Steelmen's defender Leigh de-Vulgt then misjudged a long ball leaving Matty McGinn in the clear but he blasted his shot wide with only keeper Steve Cann to beat.

An Ashley Williams cross caused mayhem in the visitors' box before being eventually cleared, but the deadlock was broken on 29 minutes when Field's deep cross was headed home superbly from 12 yards out by Budrys.

The striker almost doubled his season's tally a minute later, but his flicked header was well kept out by Cann.

The Steelmen came out with more resolve after the break and were unlucky not to find an equaliser after creating several chances.

A quickly-taken free-kick found Keyon Reffell but was deflected just wide for a corner before Corey Thomas glanced the home crossbar with another effort, and it took a world-class diving save from keeper James Coates to deny Reffell.

Substitute Ellis Healing almost made an immediate impact but a last-ditch tackle deflected his shot for a corner as Airbus began to reassert themselves on the game.

Budrys hit the bar with a header from Lewis Short's long throw and, when Mike Pearson headed back a free-kick at the far post, Ian Kearney's shot was cleared off the line by Lee Surman.

Wignall was then released by a Budrys flick-on and found himself one-on-one with the keeper and made no mistake to double the Airbus lead, before Rule sent a diving header against a post.

But the midfielder made amends moments later, laying the third on a plate for Wignall to seal the three points with a 12-yarder six minutes from time.

Photos (above) Ryan Wignall celebrates his second goal and (below) beats Steve Cann to score his first.