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Airbus UK Broughton: Wingmakers to go top with Bangor City win

AIRBUS UK Broughton make their way to Bangor City tomorrow for a mouthwatering top-of-the-table clash (7.30pm) with praise ringing in their ears from boss Craig Harrison.

The Wingmakers beat Port Talbot Town 2-0 on Saturday to make it three Welsh Premier League wins on the run – and a fourth at Farrar Road would be enough to lift them above the Citizens into pole position.

Harrison, whose side are the top scorers in the ‘Super 12’, said: “I was delighted not just with the result but with the overall performance, which I thought was first class.

“Port Talbot are a good side so this was a massive victory for us.”

After a hard-fought first half in which both teams cancelled each other out – similar to last season’s encounter between the sides at the Airfield – Saturday’s clash exploded into life 11 minutes after the restart when Port Talbot midfielder Liam McCreesh was booked for a late tackle on Richie Dorman.

McCreesh’s team-mate Karl Lewis took exception to the decision, but he took his protests too far and was duly sent-off by referee Darren Adie.

And salt was rubbed into the visitors’ wounds later two minute later as Airbus were awarded a penalty after Lee Kendall was adjudged to have tripped Jack Abraham in the process of kicking the ball out of his hands.

The league’s joint leading goalscorer Andy Moran converted his team’s sixth penalty of the season before strike-partner Carl Owen – having earlier clipped the crossbar – took advantage of weak goal kick from Kendall to kill the contest midway through the second half.

Airbus were away to Newtown last night in a Loosemores League Cup tie that took place after the Chronicle went to press.