Home defeat as Airbus fail to end Llandudno jinx

AIRBUS failed to end their jinx in meetings with Llandudno as they went down to a 3-2 home defeat at the Hollingsworth Group Stadium.

An outrageous 45-yard goal from Lewis Buckley proved decisive in a closely-fought and exciting encounter which left the Wingmakers empty-handed for the fifth time in six meetings with Alan Morgan's side since they were promoted to the Welsh Premier League.

Despite dominating the first half, once again Airbus were forced to rue errors which gifted the Seasiders two goals.

From a well-worked Leo Riley corner in the sixth minute, Marc Williams saw his 12-yard shot parried by keeper Ryan Neild and brother Mike Williams seized on the rebound to find the back of the net via the outstretched leg of Bailey Jackson.

Airbus responded with a shot from Ryan Edwards which went wide while Tony Gray's weak effort ent straight to visiting keeper Dave Roberts.

But the hosts levelled the score on 26 minutes when Ryan Fraughan squad the ball just outside the box for Edwards to send a curling shot into the far top corner for his third goal in two games.

Llandudno regained the advantage eight minutes before the break with a scrambled goal. A James Joyce cross from the left was palmed away by Neild but rebounded off Riley before finding the back of the net.

The visitors enjoyed a good spell after after half-time with Neild making a diving save from Riley before John Owen clipped the bar with a good effort.

Marc Williams fired a shot just over over the angle and Owen fired across the face of the home goal before Buckley, from inside the centre circle, spotted Neild off his line and fired a Beckham-esque shot over the hapless keeper.

The Wingmakers keep pressing and gave themselves hope nine minutes from time when a Ryan Fraughan free-kick was headed home by Matty McGinn, but they were unable to find an equaliser to end their poor run against the visitors.

Photo (top) Matty McGinn heads the second Airbus goal and (below) Llandudno defend an early attack.

Airbus UK Broughton
2 - 3
Ryan Edwards (26)
Matty McGinn (81)
Mike Williams (6)
Leo Riley (37)
Lewis Buckley (70)
Starting line-ups
Ryan Neild
Matty McGinn
Paul Connolly
Jake Hulley
Jonny Spittle
Bailey Jackson
Ashley Williams
Ryan Edwards
Jamie Menagh
Ryan Fraughan
Tony Gray
Dave Roberts
Danny Taylor
James Joyce
Danny Shaw
Danny Hughes
Marc Williams
John Owen
Leo Riley
Mike Williams
Tom Dix
Lewis Buckley
Chris Doran
Kevin Monteiro
Dominic Doherty
James Murphy
Josh Maldon
Nathan Peate
Gareth Evans
Patrik Rutter
Liam Dawson
Sean McCaffery
Lee Thomas
James Murphy > Bailey Jackson (63)
Kevin Monteiro > Jake Hulley (83)
Gareth Evans > Leo Riley (71)
Lee Thomas > John Owen (78)
Liam Dawson > Lewis Buckley (88)
Yellow cards
Jonny Spittle (57) Leo Riley (66)
Danny Hughes (83)
James Joyce (90)
Red cards
None None

Next fixture

Saturday 29th October 2016
Aberystwyth Town v Airbus UK Broughton
Park Avenue | Kick-off: 17:15

Latest result

Saturday 22nd October 2016
Airbus UK Broughton 1 Carmarthen Town 1
played at Hollingsworth Group Stadium | Att: 202