Cymru Alliance Champions Airbus swept a youthful City aside after two late first half goals set up an emphatic final scoreline.

Bangor suffered a last minute blow as Robbie Parry was ruled out moments before kick off with Cian Williams drafted in, City also gave a first start to sixteen year old Dylan Summers Jones with Sam Jones still injured.

It only took the visitors six minutes to break the deadlock as Lewis Buckley crashed home from close range.

On ten minutes debutant Summers Jones forced a corner which Airbus cleared and moments later the young striker repeated the feat from Tom Reilly’s through ball but Dave Roberts claimed the cross confidenlty.

On the quarter hour mark the dangerous Asa Hamilton headed wide when well placed before Roberts did well to deny Alex Boss and Gary Taylor Fletcher as City pushed for an equaliser.

With 33 minutes gone City drew level. A penalty awarded for a foul on Alex Boss was taken by the Anglesey winger, saved by Roberts but netted by Alex Boss to the relief of the City fans.

Hamilton went close once again for The Planemakers but City held firm with Jordan Piggott catching the eye in the blues defence.

But two late goals were to scupper what had been a positive recovery from City. First on 44 minutes Sam Hart made it two one and then a minute later Lewis Buckley headed home from Hart’s cross to for his second of the evening to make it three one.

So a late double blow for City who went from all square to trailing by two in little more than a minute.

Photo Alex Boss with thanks to EventPhoto Wales


No changes at the interval for City.

Four minutes after the restart City fell further behind as Kristian Platt headed past Nathan Wolland into the blues net for a four one advantage.

By now it was a test of character for the young blues and the older heads Johnston and Taylor Fletcher.

Asa Hamilton led the line well for Airbus and was unlucky not to add his name to the list of scorers although Jordan Piggott did his utmost to see he didnt. Tom Reilly fired wide for City from a rare opening and minutes later Dylan Summers Jones picked out Gethin Thomas but his effort flew narrowly wide.

On 63 minutes Airbus went 5-1 ahead as Joe Palmer saw his header loop over blues goalkeeper Wolland after he had made a final initial save.

With the viistors in pretty much total control they were denied by a combination of the woodwork, the hard working defence and plucky goalkeeper Wolland who pulled off some fine saves in difficult circumstances.

With around ten minutes to go Alex Boss set up Gethin Thomas but his effort was too close to goalkeeper Roberts.

And finally with two minutes left on the clock Sam Hart grabbed his second to make the final score six one and bring the curtain down on a difficult evening for the home side.

Despite the obvious problems several local teenagers represented the club with pride, none more so than Dylan Summers Jones who worked hard on his full debut.

Next game at Holywell on Friday night.

Photo of Dylan Summers Jones with thanks to Bangor City


Main Photo (Top) Airbus UK FC

Match Report: Mike Smith