THE Wingmakers maintained their pre-season winning habit as they became the first Welsh Premier team in four to win at Llandudno this summer.

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Andrew Lincoln at Maesdu Park

A 36th-minute goal from Ryan Wade sealed the victory as a makeshift backline and young keepers Connor Wearing and Keighan Jones kept a clean sheet at Maesdu Park.

Without regular centre-back pairing Ian Kearney and Mike Pearson, director of football Andy Preece handed a start to Under-19 prospect Rich Tomassen alongside Jonny Spittle.

Jordan Barrow's free-kick was punched away by Andy Rooney in the early exchanges before keeper Connor Wearing's hesitation for Airbus almost let-in Marc Evans.

Former Wingmaker Toby Jones was prominent for the hosts and combined well with Tom Dix to set-up Lee Thomas, who failed to find the target.

Andy Jones led the line in the absence of Chris Budrys and came close with a couple of efforts  while Glenn Rule was busy in midfield and engineered an opening for himself but sent his effort wide.

The breakthrough arrived when Tommasson headed a cross back across goal and Rooney could only punch clear as far as Wade, whose 12-yard shot found the back of the net via a defender's deflection.

Toby Jones went close with a shot that crept past the post before Evans somehow fired wide from a James Joyce cross.

Ellis Healing opened the second half with a shot that was easily held by Rooney while Jones headed wide from a good position from Wade's right wing cross.

Wade went close to doubling his tally before a sliding challenge from Joyce denied Andy Jones before Eddie Jebb's set piece for the hosts just missed the target. 

More chances went begging as the Wingmakers pressed for a second goal, with Jay Owen cutting in from the right but finding the side netting from an acute angle, in what was another promising workout for the Airmen.

Photo (top) Ryan Wade strikes the Wingmakers' goal and (below) Lewis Short goes on the attack.