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Airbus UK Broughton: Craig Harrison confident first Wingmakers win is coming

AIRBUS UK Broughton are yet to truly to take off this season but boss Craig Harrison has been buoyed by his team’s performances against the top-flight’s top three.

Having taken hard-earned points against Llanelli and then Rhyl, the Wingmakers travelled to The New Saints on Saturday but went down 2-1 on the artificial surface.

The predatory Marc Lloyd Williams scored his fourth goal in three games for the Wingmakers – a header from Matthew Cook’s cross – but it was not enough as the full-timers sealed a victory they just about deserved.

Harrison said: “That was probably the toughest game out of the three we have had so far. In the first half they could have been three or four up but our defending was terrific.

“In the second half it was backs to the wall stuff but their manager said in an interview on S4C that they were delighted to get away with the points because we could have nicked a point. Traditionally we have always done well against TNS but I think it will be tough for anyone to go there and win on that surface.

“The three teams we have played will be the ones to beat this season. Rhyl are very strong. I think whoever finishes above those three will be in Europe next season.”

Airbus’ search for their first victory of the campaign continues this Sunday when Haverfordwest County are the visitors to the Airfield (2.30pm).

The South West Walians arrive in Broughton on the back of a 2-1 home win over Carmarthen Town on Friday night and have won two of their opening three games.

Harrison knows County will provide stuff opposition but he his confident the Wingmakers can break their duck at the fourth attempt.

He said: “The performances of the lads have been fantastic. Obviously Marc Lloyd Williams, scoring four from our first three games, has played well but he will be the first to tell you that the lads have worked really hard to create the chances for him to score. They have provided him with the ammunition.

“It is always nice to get your first three points on the board so hopefully we will be able to do that on Sunday against Haverfordwest”.

Airbus host Prestatyn Town on Wednesday in Group Three of the Loosemores Challenge Cup (7.30pm).