DEFENSIVE lapses again proved costly as Airbus surrendered a two-goal lead and two valuable points at bottom club Llandudno Junction's Arriva Ground.

A third goal of the afternoon on 55 minutes from Oli Lanceley should have ensured victory for the Wingmakers but, for the fifth consecutive league game, they were unable to hold on to their advantage and allowed their opponents to snatch a point.

The afternoon started well when an eighth-minute corner was cleared only as far as Ryan Edwards, who returned the ball with interest from 20 yards into the bottom corner. Luke Busumbru miscued in front of a gaping goal from Damase Kiwanda's byline cross before former Airbus Under-19s keeper Keighan Jones could only punch a corner into his own net on 25 minutes.

Jones atoned for his error with an excellent save onto a post from Lanceley but the hosts got back into the game with a goal from Jordan Kane who scored unmarked at the far post from a corner.

Busumbru fired over from a Kiwanda cross but Airbus restored their two-goal lead when a Wes Baynes free-kick found Lanceley, who poked the ball past Jones from close range.

Lanceley put another good chance straight into the keeper's arms and it was Junction who scored soon afterwards through Adam Eden. Ashley Williams was just wide with a shot across goal and Junction fired over the bar before equalising when Andy Coughlin dropped a corner kick and James Hobson was on hand to fire home five minutes from time.

Conceding 16 goals in the last five league matches and holding the fourth-worst defensive record in the league must be cause for concern for the management as Airbus fall further behind in the Alliance title race.

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