ANDY OWENS is back in the good books after his brace secured a 2-0 home victory for Airbus over Newtown.

Owens, pictured, missed last week’s 6-2 defeat to The New Saints due to a trip away for his 30th birthday, but he made amends with a goal in each half at the Airfield.

“Andy took his goals well,” said Airbus assistant boss Andrew Thomas. “He had a nice week off last week, but he’s a big player for us.

“He’s one of the older players with the likes of Steve Tomassen and Sam Hart.

“We’ve got a lot of young players, who are good footballers and they need some older players around them to help them through at times.”

The win moved Airbus to within two points of seventh-placed Newtown, and to within seven of Cardiff Met, who are in sixth spot.

“It was a massive three points,” continued Thomas.

“The performance was as important and it was outstanding from the whole team, including the players who came on.”

While Airbus were celebrating an important three points, Newtown boss Chris Hughes was left scratching his head at the visitors’ display.

“It was a poor performance,” declared Hughes. “We talk about starts to games and how important they are and we didn’t start well. It probably took us until about 20 minutes to get into the game and you can’t do that at this level.

“Give them credit, they deserved their win, there’s no complaints from us, but we were abject at best and it was not a good day at the office.”