RYAN Wade scored a goal in each half to earn Airbus UK Broughton a 2-1 win over Stockport County at a sun-baked Edgeley Park.

Stockport County
Airbus UK
Andrew Lincoln at Edgeley Park

Andy Jones led the line in the absence of Chris Budrys, who is away on holiday along with Jordan Johnson, while Jonny Spittle deputised in central defence for Mike Pearson.

Despite having Tom Field and Lewis Short also sidelined, the Wingmakers made a bright start and Matty McGinn fired narrowly over before Andy Jones could only send Wade's cross well off target.

At the other end, Airbus keeper James Coates denied Scott Spencer, who also fired narrowly wide with another effort.

Home keeper Danny Hurst was by far the busier of the two stoppers and denied Wade before making a fine tip-over save to stop Ian Kearney's header from McGinn's long throw.

But Wade gave the Wingmakers a deserved lead on 25 minutes with a fine curling shot from the left edge of the box that defeated Hurst into the far top corner.

McGinn sent a free kick just wide of goal with half-time approaching, after which the Wingmakers continued to ask questions of the County defence.

Hurst denied substitute Ellis Healing on two occasions and Jay Owen shot wildly over, while Kristian Dennis spurned the Hatters' best chance by turning a cross wide of goal.

Airbus then forged further ahead when Wade scored an almost exact replica of his first-half effort from slightly closer range.

County finally found a response when former Bangor, Rhyl and TNS striker Chris Sharp got down the byline to cross for Dennis to defeat Coates from close range.

Coates then turned Chris Churchman's effort behind for a corner from which Jordan Fagbola came close to levelling before the ball was eventually cleared, as the Airbus goal led something of a charmed life in the closing minutes as County searched in vain for an equaliser.

Photos (top) Ryan Wade watches his shot give Airbus a two-goal lead and (below) Ian Kearney heads for goal.