Airbus UK 0 Aberystwyth 0
ABERYSTWYTH boss Brian Coyne felt the weather was the winner after his side's goalless draw at Airbus UK.
A strong crossfield wind at the Airfield made the going tough for both sides, with chances in short supply on a frustrating afternoon.
"It was farcical – the conditions were the worst I've known with a near gale blowing across the pitch," said Coyne.
"It was so frustrating for both sides, and for the people watching, as it could have been a decent game but it was totally ruined by the wind. There must have been the most throw-ins in a game that I can remember.
"No-one could have had any complaints if the game had been abandoned and I spoke to the ref (John Roberts) after the game and he said it had crossed his mind.
"It was the sort of day you could lose to a freak goal, so at least we got something from the game although we could have nicked it at the end when Bari Morgan had a volley from a corner."
The result saw Airbus stretch their unbeaten run to four matches but player-manager Gareth Owen will feel his resurgent side did enough to merit another win.
It took the teams time to adapt to the difficult conditions, with the first shot on target coming half-an-hour in when fit-again captain Steve Hopkins tested the reactions of Aber keeper Richard Morgan with an inswinging free-kick.
Airbus went even closer moments later when Neil Wynne worked wonders down the left flank before crossing for Dave Hughes to half-volley over the bar.
The excellent Gareth Sudlow then denied Aber striker Geoff Kellaway a clear run at goal with a last-gasp tackle.
The last chance of the half came to Owen’s men, as Hughes jinked his way inside the penalty area and crossed for Darren Williams to head over.
The same two combined for the first opportunity of the second half too when Williams’ cross was parried by Morgan into the path of Hughes, who skied over.
Aber had a chance late on when a free-kick fell to Morgan, but he snatched at the shot and it flew high and wide of the Airbus goal.