WELSH PREMIER FOOTBALL

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AIRBUS trailed 2-0 at home to Aberystwyth Town after 22 minutes knowing that defeat would sentence them to relegation from the Welsh Premier League.

But a goal from Ryan J Edwards eight minutes before the break gave them hope and a superb second-half fightback produced three more goals for a 4-2 win. The visitors were quick off the mark and took the lead with goals from Geoff Kellaway and Mark Jones but, a minute after the break, the Wingmakers were level when Steve Tomassen scored following a corner. And two more goals inside two minutes, from Edwards and Jonny Spittle, sealed the vital three points for the hosts to leave the Black & Greens still just one point above Rhyl and the drop zone.

In the top six, Gap Connah's Quay maintained their quest for a European spot with a 3-1 away win at Carmarthen Town, taking the lead with a 27th-minute Ryan Wignall goal and doubling the advantage through Kai Edwards six minutes later. The Old Gold responded through a 25-yarder from Luke Cummings nine minutes after the break, but the Nomads settled their nerves through Lewis Short on 70 minutes.

Cardiff Met crashed to their biggest Welsh Premier defeat since promotion last summer, losing 5-0 at home to champions The New Saints. Alex Darlington netted a brace inside the first 10 minutes and TNS cruised to victory with more from a Greg Draper double and Adrian Cieslewicz.

Below: The Nomads celebrate Kai Edwards' strike at Carmarthen [NCM Media].

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20 July 2017

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