AIRBUS were victims of a smash and grab raid as they lost 1-0 at home to table-toppers Barry Town United.

Keeper Mike Lewis managed to get his foot to an Andy Owens shot which went just wide of the far post in the early exchanges before the visitors took the lead with a well-worked move finished by Kayne McLaggon.

Jake Phillips was stretchered off after a viciouis tackle from Callum Sainty which only earned a yellow card beforre Owens jinked and weaved on the edge of the box only to fire wide.

When Lewis was forced to parry a fierce Kristian Platt free kick, Matty Sargent headed back into the box but Alex Darlington's shot was flagged offside.

Owens was again agonisingly wide of the goal just after the break before Momodou Touray fired over the bar for the visitors.

Manager Steve O'Shaughnessy was sent to the stands for his complaints after keeper Lewis appeared to be impeded by one of his own players only for the referee to disallow Kristian Platt's subsequent lob into the back of the net.

Airbus were dominating but were reduced to 10 men when Sargent was shown a straight red card but the Wingmakers should have secured at least a point in the closing stages. Owens somehow miscued in front of an open goal from Curtis Strong's cross to the back post and George Hughes then fired over an empty net after Lewis had punched away a Jordan Evans free kick.

"I am very proud of all the players," said assistant manager Andy Thomas. "I thought from the kick-off until the end of the game we were outstanding, our passing was really good and a couple of decisions didn't go our way.

"We haven't got three points but performance-wise we have just to keep doing what we are doing."

Below: Andy Owens goes close early in the game.