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Flint Town United
Airbus Broughton
S Halewood (51' Sent Off)
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Wed 7 Mar 19:30 - Huws Gray Alliance League - Huws Gray Alliance Attendance 156

Flint are grounded by Airbus

Flint's wretched home form continued as they slumped to a 3-0 defeat by Airbus, who kept their faint title hopes alive with this win.

Flint paid the price for a terrible 10 minute spell in the first half, which left them trailing 2-0 at the break. Then, having a man sent off early in the second half, meant there was no real way back into the match for the home side, and the Wingmakers added a third with just over half an hour remaining to underline their superiority on the night.
For large periods of the first half, Flint more than matched their opponents, and the Silkmen carved out the first real chance of the game on 9 minutes. Carl Rodgers picked up a loose ball midway in the Airbus half, and run at the defence, before unleashing a fierce shot that just cleared the bar.
Then on 13 minutes, a Joe Palmer free kick was headed narrowly over by Stefan Halewood. A few minutes later, Airbus posed their first real threat, when Danny Taylor broke down the right and fed Alfons Fosu-Mensah, whose neat side step earned him the space to get a shot away, but it was a somewhat erratic effort from the edge of the box.
Midway through the half, the energetic Kyle Smyth forced a good save out of Airbus keeper Dave Roberts after cutting in from a wide right position.
On the half hour mark, it was Nathan Quirk who went close for the visitors, curling an effort just wide of the Flint goal.
Then came the calamitous spell during which Flint switched off defensively, and paid the price. On 32 minutes, Kristian Platt headed home all too easily from a corner, from 6 yards out to put the Wingmaker 1-0 up. Four minutes later they doubled their score, thanks to some shoddy defending. Nik Lee- Bulmer initially saved a shot from Lewis Buckley, and the loose ball should have been safely cleared by one of his defenders, but instead it struck Rodgers in the head, and Buckley was on hand to pounce and force the ball home for an easy goal.
Any hopes Flint had of getting back into the game were effectively extinguished on 50 minutes, when, following a clumsy challenge, Halewood was shown his second yellow card of the night, and the home side were reduced to 10 men.
Then, on 58 minutes, the third goal of the evening was shipped by the home defence, as Fosu-mensah was afforded too much time to pick his spot.
Flint had a couple of chances for a consolation goal. First, when Andy Brown closed down the keeper, and the ball rebounded off him, but went inches wide of the post. Then, from a Jack Lewis corner, a Chris Budrys header forced Roberts into a fingertip save to push the ball over the bar.
Flint enjoyed some decent spells of possession on the night, but defensive lapses and lack of penetration up front, meant it was a sixth home league defeat of the season for the Silkmen.

Match Report details supplied by Will Price
Line Ups :
Flint Town United - N. Lee-Bulmer, I. Hewitt, J. Lewis, C. Rodgers (c), S. Halewood, J. Welsh, J. Palmer, R. Foulkes (R. Jones 65), S. Beck (S. Henderson 74), A. Brown (C. Budrys 65), K. Smyth. Unused Subs - M. Cadwallader, A. Sheriff
Airbus Broughton - D. Roberts, D. Taylor, C. Strong, S. Tomassen (c), K. Platt, J. Hooper (S. Edwards 77), N. Quirk, S. Aboubacar, L. Riley, L. Buckley (O. Lanceley 69), A. Fonsu-Mensah (M. Osman 84). Unused Subs - A. Coughlin (GK), B. Jackson.

Goalscorers :
Airbus Broughton - Kristin Platt (32), Lewis Buckley (36), Alfons Fosu-Mensah (58)

Airbus (H) 7th March 2018
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Cards :
Flint Town United - Yellow : Richie Foulkes (14), Andy Brown (27), Stefan Halewood (28, 50), Ieuan Hewitt (53); Red : Stefan Halewood (50)
Airbus Broughton - Yellow : Lewis Buckley (16), Steve Tomassen (72)

Flint MOM - Kyle Smyth (worked hard for little reward, and kept on running all night)

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Airbus (H) 7th March 2018
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90:00 Player of the Match
Kyle Smyth is awarded player of the match for Flint Town United
74:00 Sub Off
Shaun Beck is substituted off for Flint Town United
74:00 Sub On
Saul Henderson is substituted on for Flint Town United
65:00 Sub Off
Richie Foulkes is substituted off for Flint Town United
65:00 Sub On
Rob Jones is substituted on for Flint Town United
65:00 Sub Off
Andy Brown is substituted off for Flint Town United
65:00 Sub On
Chris Budrys is substituted on for Flint Town United
53:00 Yellow Card
Ieuan Hewitt is yellow carded for Flint Town United
50:02 Red Card 0 - 0
Stefan Halewood is sent off for Flint Town United
50:00 Yellow Card
Stefan Halewood is yellow carded for Flint Town United
28:00 Yellow Card
Stefan Halewood is yellow carded for Flint Town United
End of period 1
27:00 Yellow Card
Andy Brown is yellow carded for Flint Town United
14:00 Yellow Card
Richie Foulkes is yellow carded for Flint Town United
Start of the game
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As it happened

  • Flint Town United
  • Airbus Broughton
  • 0
  • Richie Foulkes Yellow Card 14:00'
  • Andy Brown Yellow Card 27:00'
  • Stefan Halewood Yellow Card 28:00'
  • Stefan Halewood Yellow Card 50:00'
  • Stefan Halewood Red Card 50:02'
  • Ieuan Hewitt Yellow Card 53:00'
  • Richie Foulkes Sub Off 65:00'
  • Rob Jones Sub On 65:00'
  • Andy Brown Sub Off 65:00'
  • Chris Budrys Sub On 65:00'
  • Shaun Beck Sub Off 74:00'
  • Saul Henderson Sub On 74:00'

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Lee-Bulmer, Nik Lee-Bulmer, Nik
Hewitt, Ieuan Hewitt, Ieuan
Lewis, Jack Lewis, Jack
Palmer, Joe Palmer, Joe
Halewood, Stefan Halewood, Stefan
Welsh, Jacques Welsh, Jacques
Smyth, Kyle Smyth, Kyle
Rodgers, Carl Rodgers, Carl
Foulkes, Richie Foulkes, Richie
Beck, Shaun Beck, Shaun
Brown, Andy Brown, Andy
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10. Ruthin Town 28 35
11. Flint Town United 28 30
12. Holyhead Hotspur 28 30
13. Caersws 28 18
14. FC Queens Park 28 9
15. Llandudno Junction 28 7

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