AIRBUS have been challenged to build on their opening win of the season by assistant boss Andrew Thomas.

The opening four games of the season had been a hard luck story for the Wingmakers, who had proved more than a match for their opponents without picking up a single point.

But Steve O’Shaughnessy’s men are finally up and running after goals from Kristian Platt and Andy Owens secured a 2-1 win at Aberystwyth, who set up a tense finale through Luke Boundford.

Having got off the mark - and climbed off the foot of the table - assistant Thomas is eager for more.

“It was nice to get the three points and now we want to build on that,” he said.

“We’ve produced some strong performances and we’ve been unlucky in our previous games.

“We looked a strong outfit at Aber, we played really well and controlled the game from start to finish.

“It was another strong performance from us, apart from the mistake for their goal, so that was pleasing.

“We had a couple of players back and the squad looked strong. We’ve said all along that it’s about the squad, not just the team.”

Platt, a former Chester City youngster, marked his return from injury with a fantastic free-kick, which left Thomas purring.

“He made his mark,” said Thomas. “He scored a really good free-kick and could have had another as well.

“He’s a presence for us, he’s one of the older, more experienced players, and he’s good in the air and a good character in the changing room.”

Bala Town returned to winning ways with a bang as they thumped Penybont 6-1.

Two penalties from Chris Venables alongside goals by Henry Jones Lassana Mendes and Louis Robles had Bala 5-1 in-front at the break - Kieran Howard bagging the Penybont consolation.

Stuart Jones completed the scoring for Bala after the interval.

"We knew it was going to be a tough game, but we did our job and got the result, so we are happy," said scorer Mendes. "It was a great game, which we knew it would be tough, but we kind of made it look like it wasn't.

"The gaffer told us to work hard and press high, we did that in the first-half and we scored five goals."

Barry Town United remain at the top of the table, a point clear of third placed Bala, after being held to a goalless draw by visiting Caernarfon.

Cardiff Met are in second, level on 11 points with Barry, after they were twice forced to come from behind to draw 2-2 at Carmarthen, who had Jordan Knott and Luke Bowen on target. Will Evans and Mael Davies earned Met a point.