Kick off:14:30 Saturday, 7 Sept 2013
at The Airfield, Broughton
Fixture Type: Welsh Premier League
Tom Field came off the bench to socre for the Wingmakers
After a fantastic win last Friday in North Wales (against Rhyl), this trip up to the North wasn’t such a happy one for Bernie McNally’s side as they went down 6-1 to Airbus.
Despite the scoreline being only 1-0 at half time courtesy of Steve Jones, Airbus turned up the heat in the second half as Jones added a second along with goals from Budrys, Roddy, Rule and Tom Field, and a consolation from Luke Boundford.
Airbus started the brighter side and had an effort come off the post early on as Steve Jones’ shot came off Chris Budrys, off the post and into Aaron Warwick’s hands.
Tom Goodwin had a half chance from a header soon after but it was the hosts who were always going to half the early upper hand.
Hearsey dragged a half chance into the crasp of James Coates before a cross and a scramble in the Newtown area led to Ryan Wade lashing over the bar.
Wade was in the action again soon after as his run and shot nearly slotted Budrys in but Shane Sutton came back with the last ditch tackle.
But it was Airbus who took the lead on 15 minutes as Steve Jones lashed home from the edge of the box when Newtown failed to clear their lines.
A sweeping Newtown move just after nearly got the Robins back on level terms as Sean Evans found himself on the right and nearly chipped Coates but the ball floated just wide.
Goodwin had another header just before the half time mark but it wasn’t enough to trouble the Airbus stopper Coates.
Hearsey had a half chance early in the second half, but soon after it was two as the ball was played inside from the left and Michael Roddy lashed home to double the hosts lead.
Sean Evans had a cross come shot before Steve Jones grabbed his second with a wonderful curling effort into Warwick’s top left hand corner.
Hearsey then had Newtown’s most clear cut chance of the game as he cut in from the left and nearly curled a shot past Coates but the Wingmakers keeper tipped it wide.
Chris Budrys got in on the act not long after as Short crossed and the forward tapped in when he was free at the back post to put the game beyond all doubt.
Luke Boundford pulled one back from close range for the Robins, but almost immediately it was five as sub Tom Field smashed the ball home from long range to add to four already impressive Airbus goals.
Zach Evans long range effort nearly added to that for Newtown, but his effort sailed over the bar, as Newtown were struggling to test the Airbus backline.
Sean Evans had another chance for Newtown firing just over, but Glenn Rule fired a shot through Aaron Warwicks hands on the 90th minute mark to add to the scoresheet.
Newtown had no another comeback to the scoreline, to complete a bad day in North Wales for the Robins.