League Cup
Fri 20 Jan 2012 : The Airfield / 19:30

Airbus UK

4 - 1

Bala Town

Mark Cadwallader (p) 18'
Mark Cadwallader 44'
Glenn Rule 60'
Gavin Cadwallader 67'
75' Mark Allen (og)
Perfect start for Airbus chief
Airbus v BalaTHIS was the perfect start for Airbus UK Broughton's new director of football Andy Preece as his side took full advantage of Bala's woes to record a 4-1 win.
In a stop-start affair, Bala were forced to field three goalkeepers inside the first 20 minutes, several players were injured and even assistant referee John Swindley was forced to retire in the first half.
The drama started in the second minute when keeper Mark Pullman, making his Lakesiders' debut, collided with Craig Whitfield and was stretchered-off with his neck in a brace.
But regular gloveman Terry McCormick lasted only eight minutes before dropping a right wing cross and then denying Eddie Hope a goal scoring opportunity.
Stand-in Mark Connolly's first task was to fish the ball out of the net from the resulting penalty converted by Mark Cadwallader, who added a second just before half-time with an angled drive.
Cadwallader was only denied a hat-trick by a goal-line clearance straight after half-time with Whitfield miscuing from the rebound.
But Glenn Rule got his head to the ball first from a Hope cross on the hour and Gavin Cadwallder headed home from an Adam Worton corner eight minutes later.
Mark Allen could only deflect a right-wing cross into his own net on 77 minutes to give Bala a glimmer of hope in the second leg.
Photo: Gavin Cadwallader heads the fourth Airbus goal.
Niki Lee-Bulmer
Danny Taylor
Adam Worton
Tommy Holmes
Gavin Cadwallader
Glenn Rule
Ryan Edwards
Mark Cadwallader
Eddie Hope
Craig Whitfield
Ross Rule
Line-ups Mark Pullman
John Irving
Ben Collins
Mike Sharples
Danny Williams
Peter Doran
Mark Connolly
Mark Jones
Ian Sheridan
Chris Mason
Steff Edwards
Mark Allen
Josh Roberts
Shaun McCartney
Lee Jones
Josh Griffiths
Subs Lee Hunt
Stuart Jones
Ross Jefferies
Conall Murtagh
Terry McCormick
Josh Roberts > Danny Taylor 27'
Mark Allen > Tommy Holmes 46'
Josh Griffiths > Craig Whitfield 62'
9' Terry McCormick > Mark Pullman
30' Conall Murtagh > Steff Edwards
46' Stuart Jones > Danny Williams
17' Terry McCormick
16' Ben Collins
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