THE Wingmakers' have been handed a tough assignment in the quarter-finals of the Welsh Cup after being drawn away to face Aberystwyth Town, who are also Saturday's visitors to the Hollingsworth Group Stadium in a league clash.

Airbus reached the last eight by avoiding a banana skin at Cardiff Met University, beating the Welsh League Division One high-flyers 4-1 and director of football Andy Preece was delighted with the performance.

"They made it difficult for us, we were getting a little bit frustrated because they were closing us down," Preece said.

"Sometimes you've got to work your way into games, you've got to work out what's happening within the game and try and deal with it.

"We sorted a few things out second half and we did much better, we're in a better position to go and press them and we had a little bit more width.

"It was a good performance and a great result because they are a tough team to play against."

Four second half goals sealed the win and Preece added: "We were a lot more clinical than we have been previously which is nice to see.

"It was nice to see Wayne Riley get a couple of goals, we came on strong second half and we just set up a lot better and we thoroughly deserved to win.

"They are top for a reason, they work really hard on the ball and they've got good movement and some good individual players and a lot of belief.

"It was a tough, tough game and we're thankful that we are through to the next round."

The quarter-final draw is:

  • Airbus UK Broughton v Aberystwyth Town
  • Bangor City v Caersws FC or Newtown AFC
  • Carmarthen Town v Rhyl FC
  • Gap Connah's Quay v The New Saints

Photo: Celebrations after Wayne Riley's opening goal in Cardiff.

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