Hit five on opening day

Looking to compete

Twenty eighth season

Want to challenge

Top six is the aim

HOLYWELL
HOLYWELL
RHYL
RHYL
KICK OFF
KICK OFF
PORTHMADOG
PORTHMADOG
GUILSFIELD
GUILSFIELD

12-08-2017 14:30

Player statistic

QTY Event Time
Steve TOMASSEN 1 Goal 57'
Time Event QTY

Additional information

Attendance
195
Refereee
James Walker

THE Wingmakers made a winning start to life in the Huws Gray Alliance, but were made to work hard for a 1-0 victory by newly-promoted Llandudno Junction.

With Alfons Fosu-Mensah and Luke Busumbru awaiting international clearance, manager Andy Thomas was left with few options in his team selection and Aaron Bowen was left to plough a lone furrow upfront in a game dominated by a strong end-to-end wind, which made life difficult for both sides.

Former Airbus Under-19 keeper Keighan Jones made a good save to keep out a Wes Baynes rocket in a first half of few chances and Steve Tomassen headed over the bar from a Baynes corner. Airbus were also denied a stonewall penalty with the referee awarding a free-kick on the edge of the box.

Despite being under the cosh, the Railwaymen almost took the lead straight after half time when Lee Ellis forced a good save from Andy Coughlin. The hosts responded with a good shot from Leo Riley whistling just wide of a post and Mark Jones had a shot from outside the box saved.

But on 57 minutes the pressure finally told when keeper Jones was unable to cut out a corner and Thomassen stooped to head home from six yards.

With a precarious one-goal lead, Airbus rarely looked troubled at the back, but Coughlin did well to get down low to save a free kick which proved to be the last kick of the game.

Below: Thom

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