Airbus hold on to WPL status in six goal thriller
Bottom of the table Airbus UK FC pulled off a miraculous comeback to beat Aberystwyth 4-2 at the Hollingsworth Group Stadium.
The game was billed as a day of reckoning for Airbus, who faced relegation from the league if they lost to fellow strugglers Aberystwyth Town.
Aberystwyth started the game fantastically, with Geoff Kellaway and Mark Jones scoring in twentieth minute to bring the Seasiders 2-0 up to make Airbus’ worst nightmare appear true.
Howevr, an error from Aber goalkeeper Chris Mullock led to the Wingmakers’ first goal of the game from Ryan Joseph Edwards. Kellaway could restored Aberystwyth’s two goal lead when he broke through on goal but scuppered the chance with chip shot that was saved.
The first half ended 2-1 to Aberystwyth Town, and after the restart Airbus scored almost immediately in the 46th minute as Ryan Edwards got his second of the game.
But there was yet more drama, as Airbus’ first choice goalkeeper got stretchered off in the 52nd minute and was replaced by Ryan Nield.
Aberystwyth’s Borrelli and Kellaway were taken off to see if Lee Healey and Jack Rimmer could push the Black and Greens back in front.
Sensing their chances of taking the victory, Steve Tommasson and Jamie Spittle combined to make the score 4-2, ending a game of high drama and emotion between two sides desperate for a result.
After the game Aberystwyth captain Luke Sherbon spoke to Y Clwb Pel Droed.
”First half we were the better side, we had to take our chances and we didn’t. Obviously Mully (Mullock) made a mistake for their goal and let them back into the game, which gave them the momentum that got them back into the game.”
Next Saturday Aberystwyth play Cefn Druids at home with a 2:30 kick off and Airbus travel to Llandudno for also a 2:30 kick off.
Photo Credit: Airbus UK FC