AIRBUS UK Broughton avenged their painful Welsh Cup defeat to Gap Connah’s Quay by thrashing their neighbours 4-0 at The Airfield in the Welsh Premier League on Friday.
After a goalless first half, Carl Owen broke the deadlock in the 51st minute with a shot from outside the box before Matty Cook’s far-post header doubled the Wingmakers’ lead just five minutes later.
Hurting after their defeat to Nomads six days earlier, the hosts made it three midway through the second half courtesy of a Rhys Roberts header.
Substitute Gary McConnell then rounded off a night to remember by scoring the fourth and final goal with three minutes to play.
Airbus boss Craig Harrison said: “I don’t think we played much better than we did in the second half at Connah’s Quay in the Welsh Cup, but it was quite easy in the end and I was delighted we kept a clean sheet.
“There have been lots of individual errors this season which have cost us goals.
“But it was good for Kristian Rodgers, our goalkeeper, to keep a clean sheet as he hasn’t been to blame for any goals so far.
“Connah’s Quay are very well organised under Mark McGregor, but once the first went in it was just a matter of how many we’d get.”
The derby victory moved Airbus up to eighth on the eve of tomorrow’s trip to 12th-placed Bangor City tomorrow (7.30pm).