Five-star Wingmakers sink hapless Bangor
- Published: Saturday, 06 December 2014 17:54
AIRBUS have found their form at the best possible time as the battle intensifies for a place in the Welsh Premier League's top six.
The Wingmakers hit five for the second successive game as they sentenced hapless bottom club Bangor City to their heaviest-ever defeat at the Hollingsworth Group Stadium.
Although Les Davies had a shot blocked in the early stages, it was mostly all pressure from the hosts and Jay Owen's shot was blocked after good work by Ryan Wignall.
Ellis Healing blazed wide from 22 yards and Lewis Short blasted over from the edge of the box from Tom Field's cross.
The deadlock was broken on 21 minutes when Anthony Miley fouled Wignall and Field, who missed a penalty a few weeks ago at Port Talbot, held his nerve to hit a fierce spot kick past Jack Cudworth.
Chris Budrys headed over from another delivery from the oustanding Wignall who, along with Lewis Short, was wreaking havoc down the left hand side.
A dangerous cross from Bangor's Davies was unable to find anyone in support to finish and it was Airbus who then doubled their lead, Wignal standing-up a perfect cross for Healing to head into the far corner, his second goal in as many games.
Cudworth managed to keep out an angled drive from Glenn Rule with a smart save and the same player was just wide after playing a one-two with Healing just after the break.
James Coates was called into action to make a diving save from Damien Allen following a corner early in the second half and former Wingmakers' loanee Leon Clowes headed just over the target from a free-kick.
But it was Airbus who extended their lead when Rule's charge into the box was stopped by the hand of Chris Roberts and Field stepped-up to confidently convert his second penalty of the afternoon.
Rule's diving header was superbly kept out by Cudworth before Healing's pinpoint cross laid the ball on a plate for Wignall to claim a fourth at the far post on 67 minutes.
Director of football Andy Preece admitted responsibility for City's consolation three minutes later, after Coates had deflected a Davies shot for a corner, making an uncharacteristic substitution before Sion Edwards' flag kick was nodded home by Miley.
But Wignall restored the four-goal cushion with his second on 78 minutes with a superb strike from Matty McGinn's lay-off to cap an emphatic victory against a City side that lacked defensive organisation or midfield creativity.
Photos (top) celebrations for Tom Field's second penalty and (below) Ellis Healing heads the second goal.