Caernarfon Town 0 Airbus 2
CAERNARFON’S non-performers, who surrendered the points to needy Airbus with hardly a whimper, were scarcely recognisable as the side who had shocked champions-elect TNS a week before.
And an angry manager Steve O’Shaughnessy did not mince his words.
“It was an embarrassment,” he said.
Airbus, even though they were down to 10 men for almost an hour, plundered the points with a goal in each half from James McIntosh.
Headers got the better of the Canaries’ keeper Paul Pritchard on both occasions.
The first followed a free-kick by player-manager Gareth Owen from the right and the second goal came from a Dave Hughes chip after a Pritchard fumble.
O’Shaughnessy said: “Having picked up three difficult points at TNS the previous weekend, there were three more points for the taking here against lowly placed Airbus but no-one played well.
“That was the worst performance I have seen by our team since I have been here, and I have no excuses whatsoever.
“Airbus wanted to win more than we did and they thoroughly deserved it, even with just 10 players”.
The Wingmakers lost Darren Williams after half an hour as a result of two cautions from referee Andy Richards.
Williams had not been on the pitch that long, having been drafted off the subs’ bench after 10 minutes as a replacement for James Hussaney, who hobbled off with a thigh injury.