Sunday 21st December v Prestatyn Ladies (a)
Sunday 11th January v Pwllheli (a)
The Airfield, Chester Road
Broughton, Flintshire, CH4 0DR
v HOLYHEAD 16TH SEPTEMBER
Airbus fly to summit as Holyhead come unstuck.
Airbus Ladies won a comfortable encounter 6-0 at home as Borley scored her first hatrick of the season.
Playing without their manager Airbus were never in full flow but three goals either side of half time ensured that they climbed to the top of the table.
Holyhead were out of the blocks the quickest with Friend having to make an early smart save. From this point on the Wingmakers gathered pace and momentum leaving Friend little more than a spectator for the remainder of the match.
The starting line-up saw Matthews and Pearson come in, with a strong bench required when needed, Dolman, Twohig, Knox and Prytherch were all ready and raring to go.
Possession was dominated by the Wingmakers throughout the match, the home side created plenty of chances from all angles. Lees had several shots from outside the area but could not find the target. Matthews and Hyndman were both working hard down the wing to get crosses in and cause problems.
The play from the home side was fluid and the movement both on and off the ball was excellent but the away side’s defence remained resolute and cleared everything that was thrown at them.
Borley got the first breakthrough with Goodall playing the perfect pass in between the centre backs to leave Borley to run through to place the ball just inside the post. It was the goal that Airbus needed. With the deadlock broken Airbus began to loosen up and truly pile on the pressure.
It was not long before Airbus were doubling their lead with Matthews doing all the work and deservedly getting her first goal of the season. Picking the ball up in her own half she ran through the defence and had the composure to drill the ball beyond a flailing goalkeeper.
The play was in the away side’s half constantly with Holyhead struggling to clear their lines. With only thirty minutes gone the Wingmakers made the game all the more comfortable as Borley got the third goal of the match. A long range shot from Williams came in with the keeper unable to do anything other than parry the ball into the oncoming Borley’s trail, whom then had a simple tap in.
The Wingmakers were never in danger at the back and it was purely a case of when the next goal was going to come. Although the game looked to have dried up as Holyhead stood firm at the back in the second half and refused to give up. Knox came on to change the style of play at the front, and Dolman went to right wing to give a different element to Hyndman. The change in fluidity and confidence seemed to help Airbus, Dolman immediately began working well with Twohig on the right flank causing problems cutting in and putting dangerous crosses in the box.
The assurance of the midfield was great for the supporters to watch as Williams and Goodall played with poise and elegance passing the ball around with ease. Both were keen to get on the score sheet but it was Williams that stole the glory with a sweetly struck shot on the edge of the area.
Unfortunately for Williams, every match she scores in Knox has to follow suit and with more extravagance. Minutes after going four up the Wingmakers were adding a fifth as Knox pushed the ball out from under her feet and swept the ball over
the keeper into the top left hand corner.
To top off a fine performance Borley scored her third and the Wingmakers’ sixth with her first headed goal. Goodall carried the ball forward and tried an elaborate looping shot which she almost pulled off but the keeper just got a fingertip to it,
Borley was quickest to react and got her head to the rebound to round off a brilliant individual and team effort.
The result saw Airbus climb to the top of the table one point clear of Prestatyn Ladies.
Player of the match: Becky Miles
Airbus: Friend, Pearson, Miles, Scammell, Shute, Hyndman, Williams, Goodall, Matthews, Borley (c) and Lees. Subs: Twohig, Dolman, Prytherch and Knox.