Prestatyn v Airbus

ANDY Preece hailed the Wingmakers' 6-1 win at Prestatyn which lifted them to second place in the Welsh Premier table on goal difference from their beaten opponents.

"It was a huge performance, when you come to Prestatyn, this is a tough place to come at any time as you can see from their results, they've beaten Bangor here, it was an awesome performance by us," Preece said.

"We were on the front foot from the first minute, the only disappointment was letting them back in the game. 

"But we dominated for the whole of the game, obviously it was a crucial save from Jamie Stephens at 2-1, but no-one could begrudge us the result today and even the margin of the result."

Glenn Rule's stunning 20-yard volley put Airbus on the road ro victory and impressed Preece, who went on: "What a strike, I hope that one's on Sgorio, the only disappointment for our lads is we've only been live on TV once this season. We're scoring goals for fun, we're second in the league and we've only been on once.

"We've shown that we've been capable of that type of performance all season, we've had some big wins and big results, we've just got to find a way sometimes when the game gets a little bit dogged of making sure we turn those results where we've lost into draws or into wins in the second half of the season.

"We are second at the moment which is a phenomenal performance by everyone, we're so happy with how things have gone this season and hopefully we can continue that in the second half."

Now that a top six place is more than secure, Preece is revising his ambitions as the second phase draws near.

"I've always said our target was top six, but once you get into the top six, you reassess it," he added. 

"If we can come to Prestatyn and play like we did then there's no reason why we can't compete with Bangor and TNS, who are the benchmarks for us.

"We haven't taken a point off Bangor this season, we've managed to win one game against TNS, so we've still got a lot of work to split those two if we're going to get that automatic European place, but we've got a chance.

"Every game now is going to be crucial because you're taking points off teams who are challenging with you, so it's another test for us, something we're not used to.

"Sometimes (in England) you'll get an easy run-in, you might be playing the bottom teams, but in Wales you're playing against all the top teams and points are going to be at a premium, so that's why it's so important that we won today and our last game against Afan Lido is going to be massive for us.

"It will be tough to match today but at times during the season we have done that, we've played as well as that, but some of the goals we scored today were top drawer and anybody who thinks we're direct should watch the highlights on Monday."

Below: Wayne Riley puts the icing on the cake with the sixth Airbus goal.