AIRBUS UK Broughton’s five-match unbeaten run was unceremoniously ended on Saturday as they went down 4-0 at bogey team Haverfordwest.
Winless on their previous four visits to south west Wales, the Wingmakers made the four-hour trip in confident mood.
They started the brighter, too, with James McIntosh wasting a great chance in the second minute. But matters took a turn for the worse moments later when Neil Thomas’ speculative strike deflected in.
And after Danny Desormeaux had shot into the side-netting, Jack Christopher all too easily doubled the home side’s advantage in the 32nd minute.
Somewhat surprisingly given they were playing into the wind, Airbus improved after the break and player-boss Gareth Owen and Gareth Caughter forced Lee Idzi into good saves before Phil Molyneux, Gareth Sudlow and Desormeaux passed up chances.
And they were made to pay late on as Thomas completed his hat-trick, although his second came after he got away with a handball.
Wingmakers assistant boss Craig Harrison said: “They played well for the first 20 minutes but after that we played well and created chances. But against a good team, away from home and after a long trip down there, we were always going up to be up against it after going two goals down early on.”
Airbus, who remain 11th, are without a match this weekend but return to action on Tuesday when they welcome neighbours Connah’s Quay Nomads to the Airfield (7.30pm).
Harrison said: “It’s almost the end of the season, we’re safe from relegation, so this is a game that we’re really looking forward to as it gives us something to play for.”
Boss Owen has no fresh injury worries.