AIRBUS climbed to the top of the Welsh Premier Development League table courtesy of a 5-1 victory at Caernarfon Town.

Goals from Stu McHarrie (2), Kai Hardcastle, Oli Lanceley and George Peers saw Airbus climb above Bangor, with whom they drew 3-3 against last Tuesday.

Manager Rick Chapman said: “Caernarfon away is always going to be a tough game and I’m really pleased with how the lads played and how we created chances.

“It was our second tough away game in a week after playing Bangor on Tuesday, we are delighted with the results.”

Bangor kept pace with Airbus following a 4-3 home success over Connah’s Quay Nomads, who made a game of it through Nathan Woolfe’s brace and a goal from Jacob Barrett.

Boss Iain Bennett felt his Nomads deserved to be beaten, however, saying: “If we’d have won the game, obviously you take the three points, but we wouldn’t have deserved it. Bangor were definitely the better side across the 90 minutes.”

There was little to celebrate for Cefn Druids and Flint as they were beaten. Druids lost 5-1 at home to Rhyl, while Llandudno overcame Flint 3-1.

The New Saints were also winners as they beat Newtown 1-0.

Home advantage paid off in the Under-19s Challenge Cup as Holywell Town, Chirk AAA and Brickfield Rangers all progressed to round two.

Henri Jones (2), Lewis Akkurt and Kyle Jones helped Holywell to a 4-1 home win over Brymbo Lodge, for whom Kian Isted replied.

Chirk needed second-half strikes from Ryan Houghton and Alex Palmer to beat FC Brickfield 3-2.

Jack Aplin and Louis Davies had handed Brickfield a 2-1 half time lead, Bradley Pearce scoring Chirk’s first goal.

Max Northall (2) and Iwan Edwards scored as Brickfield Rangers beat Mynydd Isa Spartans 3-2. Adam Woosey and Jordan Walker made a game of it.

In league action, Owen Manley grabbed a hat-trick and Sion Evans scored twice as Rhydymwyn defeated Penyffordd 7-0. Coby Amos and Nathan Swan-Jones completed the home side’s score sheet.

Coedpoeth United were also victorious as goals from Kyle Walker (2), Oliver Lewis, Owen Slawson and Ben Palmer handed them a 5-0 win at Mold Alex.

Sunday’s fixtures: Brickfield Rangers v Mynydd Isa; Chirk AAA v Brymbo Lodge; Llay Welfare Colts v Penyffordd; Mold Alex v FC Brickfield; Rhydymwyn v Coedpoeth Utd.

The draw for northern section of the Welsh Youth Cup has been made with Flintshire rivals Holywell and Flint to do battle.

Wrexham rivals Brickfield and Llay will also go head-to-head, while Mold Alex face Rhydymwyn, Cefn Druids host Rhyl and Mynydd Isa face Llandudno.

Penycae meet Porthmadog, Cefn Albion visit TNS, Coedpoeth host Llanrwst, Caernarfon head to Prestatyn and Bangor face Conwy.

All ties are to be played on Sunday, October 7.