AIRBUS UK Broughton ended Bangor City’s hopes of creating an historic record when they became the first side this season to take points off the runaway Welsh Premier League leaders.
But the Wingmakers were denied the victory their heroic efforts deserved after they conceded an equaliser deep into injury-time, meaning Tuesday’s enthralling clash ended in a 1-1 draw.
Bangor, having won their first 15 games of the campaign, headed to the Airfield knowing three more wins would equal the all-time British record of 18 set by Glasgow Rangers at the start of the 1898-99 season.
But Airbus were in no mood to become the latest victims of Nev Powell’s incredible team.
An end-to-end encounter got the goal it deserved in the 52nd minute when top-scorer Andy Moran fired in.
And that was the way it stayed until the 94th minute when Alan Bull equalised for the table-toppers following a period of sustained pressure.
Revenge tasted sweet for the Wingmakers on Saturday as they brushed aside basement boys Haverfordwest County 4-0 to end their 13-game wait for a league win.
The last time the two sides met it was the South West Walians who ran out comfortable winners in front of the live S4C cameras. But after Nick Rushton broke the deadlock in the 33rd minute, there was only going to be one winner.
Paul McManus doubled the home side’s advantage 11 minutes after the break following neat build-up before Moran made the game safe in the 69th minute from the penalty spot.
Tom Rowlands completed the scoring four minutes from time when he turned in a cross from Jamie Smith.
Airbus, who are up to sixth, travel to Newtown on Saturday (2.30pm) and then Aberystwyth on Tuesday (7.30pm).