WELSH PREMIER FOOTBALL

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Airbus v BangorAIRBUS UK Broughton manager Craig Harrison has joined the call for summer football in the Welsh Premier.
"I’ve heard people blaming the Welsh FA about the fixture pile-up, but the weather is the weather," he said.
"If anything they’ve shown foresight to leave a two-week gap to get the fixtures in.
"I have one or two ideas of my own about how to improve the calendar.
"Firstly I don’t think that summer football would be the worst thing in the world as long as every team in the league had a sprinkler system to make the pitches soft enough.
"Either that or start the season a month early and finish a month later, with a break in December and January."
Despite the backlog, Harrison insists that an historic sixth-place Super 12 finish is not beyond his side, provided they avoid another long winless run of games.
The Wingmakers, who came agonisingly close to taking the scalp of Welsh Premier giants Bangor City with a valiant performance at The Airfield last time out, had previously gone 14 games without a win in all competitions.
But after a 4-0 demolition of Haverfordwest County prior to the visit of Bangor, the Flintshire side appeared to have finally turned the corner before the cold snap put their improved run of form and a Boxing Day derby visit of Bala on ice.
"We’ve had an extended break which is a pity as we’ve had a few good results lately," Harrison told the Flintshire Chronicle.
"The players were all on a fantastic high after the Bangor game and so we wanted to keep the momentum going - but we will get on with it.
"We were gutted to concede late on after such a fantastic performance but before the game we would have been happy with a point.
"The performance was the most important thing as we’ve been beaten by five the last few times we’ve played them.
"Now the players know that if they can give Bangor a game they can take on anyone in this league," he added.
Photo: Airbus held leaders Bangor to a 1-1 draw in their last game.
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28 July 2017

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