Lack-lustre Airbus well beaten by City
- Published: Saturday, 05 September 2015 08:53
AIRBUS sank to a 4-1 Friday night defeat at the hands of Bangor City.
And, unlike Monday's unlucky reverse, the lack-lustre Wingmakers could have no complaints about this comprehensive defeat.
The lively Citizens took charge from the start and forged a deserved two-nil interval lead as the hosts struggled to find their feet.
Christian Langos led the City charge, forcing James Coates into an early save before blasting another effort well wide.
But he then provided the tenth-minute cross which was headed home at the far post by Sion Edwards.
Damien Allen sent a long range effort just over the bar on 20 minutes before ex-Wingmaker Leon Clowes was narrowly wide from 25 yards.
A shot from Rio Ahmadi was saved by Coates before Chris Budrys headed wide from a corner in a rare home attack.
Four minutes before the break, City produced a well worked move down the byline for Allen to finish with aplomb and send the visitors into the break with their tails up.
Airbus came out with some purpose for the second half and a City defender's deflection forced keeper Connor Roberts into his first save of the night.
Six minutes into the second period the arrears were reduced when Clowes brought down Budrys and Tom Field despatched the resulting penalty.
For a while, Airbus looked capable of finding an equaliser but City again went close when Ahmadi headed over from a Langos cross.
Tony Gray just missed the target from a Ryan Wade pass and Field was sent a header over the bar from Jordan Barrow's cross.
But any hopes of a comeback were killed-off when sub Chris Jones notched City's third in the 89th-minute.
And, in stoppage time, fellow sub Joe Williams scored an excellent fourth to seal an emphatic win for Nev Powell's side.
Photos (top) Tony Gray tries to burst through the Bangor defence and (below) Andy Jones is tackled by Leon Clowes.