Football: Airbus on course to make it a top-10 hit in Welsh Premier League

AIRBUS UK Broughton have passed the quarter-way stage of the Welsh Premier League campaign, and are well on course to achieving their ambition of a top-10 finish.

The Wingmakers were given the most difficult start to the 2009-10 season with opening games against last season’s top-three Llanelli, champions Rhyl and TNS.

But from the kick-off, Craig Harrison’s men proved more than a match for the division’s big guns and can consider themselves unlucky at not registering more points.

With nine WPL games under their belts so far, Airbus have a consistent record of three wins, four draws and two defeats.

The club can also boast the league’s leading scorer as summer signing Marc Lloyd-Williams tops the rankings with nine of Airbus’ 20 goals.

And it was Lloyd-Williams who opened the scoring in their comprehensive 4-0 success at struggling Caersws on Saturday.

The hotshot struck on 18 minutes with a fortuitous deflected effort, and Danny Desormeaux doubled their lead for a 2-0 half-time cushion.

Carl Owen made it three just five minutes after the turnaround and Desormeaux chipped in once more to make it 4-0.

The in-form midfielder was then left kicking himself on 74 minutes when he threw away the chance of becoming the first-ever player to net a Welsh Premier League hat-trick for the Wingmakers, David Jones producing a fine penalty save to deny Desormeaux the honour.

Eighth-placed Airbus make the long journey to Port Talbot Town on Saturday (2.30pm), who are just a point and place behind them in the table.

The Wingmakers leapfrogged the South Walians last weekend after Town crashed to a 3-1 defeat at Carmarthen Town.