AIRBUS UK Broughton moved into third place on goal difference above The New Saints after grinding-out a 2-1 Friday night win at home to Newtown.
Wingmakers' director of football Andy Preece admitted after the game that the visitors had made it hard for his side, who were convincing 7-1 winners in the away fixture earlier in the season.
Mike Hayes headed the home side in front from a corner after 18 minutes but the Robins levelled 10 minutes later when a Jamie Price free-kick floated into the area was turned home by Kieran Mills-Evans at the near-post.
Seven minutes after the break, Airbus restored their lead when Wayne Riler's cross into the box was turned into the net by Chris Budrys.
And the hosts missed a chance to extend their advantage eith 25 minutes remaining when Riley was fouled in the area, but Tom Field's spot kick was well saved by Dave Roberts in the Newtown goal.
The miss could have proved costly as an Andy Jones shot was cleared off the line and, in stoppage time, keeper Ben Chapman did well to turn a shot around the post.
Newtown are in the relegation zone, a point adrift of Llanelli, who were held to a goal-less draw at home by fellow strugglers Aberystwyth Town.