Porthmadog 1 Airbus UK 1
PORTHMADOG plunged back into their bad old habits of not finishing off wilting opponents and had to settle for yet another draw.
After recording 10 stalemates the Traeth management are counting the cost in terms of points squandered, which otherwise would have hoisted them to a position of significance.
Joint-boss Viv Williams said: “The first half belonged to Airbus and then when we went out for the second half we showed more purpose, more cohesion and had the chances.
“But, if a team do not put away their chances, they are not going to win matches and it was frustrating – very frustrating indeed.
“At least, we showed a bit of character, in responding to the task required of us in the second half, but this was certainly a case of two points dropped.”
Airbus, who had figured in an identical 1-1 situation with Porthmadog at their Broughton ground in late October, got off to a flying start in the return.
A goal from Mark Allen on three minutes was a dream, the centre-back burying a 15-yarder to punish a partial clearance following a corner.
Airbus could well have doubled their lead on 34 minutes, when James McIntosh seized on a faulty kick by Richard Harvey and lobbed the keeper only to see the ball bounce over the bar.
Porthmadog’s improved ways after the break yielded the equaliser from Gareth Caughter on 68 minutes when he applied a glancing header at the near post to convert Blackmore’s corner from the left.