ANDY Preece has set his sights on the Corbett Sports Welsh Premier League top three after his impressive Airbus UK Broughton side swept to a superb 4-2 win at Llanelli on Sunday.
The result all but guaranteed the third-placed Wingmakers will finish in the upper half of the 12-team league before it splits in two next month.
Preece said: “We should have done enough because all the other teams chasing a place in the top six have got to play each other and it’s impossible for them to all take maximum points.
“No team in this league should get within 10-15 points of TNS given they are full-time and given their pitch. But we have to try and push Prestatyn for third and maybe Bangor City for second.
“That would be an unbelievable achievement.”
The Wingmakers’ maiden league victory at Stebonheath Park came courtesy of goals by Wayne Riley (2), Tom Field and Jordan Johnson.
The result came in spite of the fact they had to field one of their two injured goalkeepers.
Aaron Morrison played through the pain barrier after Preece had a request to sign a replacement outside of the transfer window turned down. Preece, whose number one keeper Ben Chapman had no chance of playing, was furious that he was left with no other option but to go with the ‘less injured’ Morrison.
The Wingmakers were scheduled to host Gap Connah’s Quay yesterday as The Chronicle went to press but the game was in doubt due to the wet weather. Airbus make the trip to Deeside for the return fixture on New Year’s Day (2.30pm).
Vauxhall Motors saw their Blue Square Bet North match at Bradford Park Avenue postponed due to a waterlogged pitch on Saturday. Carl Macauley’s men were hoping to return to action with a home match against Colwyn Bay, a game due to be played as The Chronicle went to press.
They then host Workington on Saturday (3pm).
All the fixtures in the Chester & District League on Saturday were postponed due to waterlogged pitches. They have been rearranged for this Saturday (December 29).
The wet weather also put paid to local action in the West Cheshire League and Cheshire League.