ANDREW THOMAS was left scratching his head after Airbus were beaten 2-0 by hosts Barry Town United.

The Wingmakers gave Barry an almighty scare at the Airfield earlier this season and ran Gavin Chesterfield’s side just as close at Jenner Park.

A penalty from Kayne McLaggon and Drew Fahiya’s stoppage time effort with the visitors pouring foward settled the contest in favour of Barry, who returned to the top of the table.

But Airbus assistant Thomas, pictured, felt the scoreline didn’t tell the whole story of an evenly contested encounter.

“We deserved something out of the game,” said Thomas. “The game was played at a very high standard and we more than played our part in that. I felt we had the best opportunities. Jordan Evans has gone clear early on and Andy Owens has had a couple of chances, while we should have had a penalty.

“If we score the penalty that makes it 1-1 and we are on the front foot looking to win the game.”

Former Sheffield Wednesday and Bury youngster Liam Williams was thrown straight into the Airbus starting XI after signing last week.

Williams replaced the injured Ryan Edwards, and Thomas was pleased with the defender’s performance as part of an impressive team display.

“Liam did very well against a lively attack,” said the Airbus assistant. “Everyone did well though, we have shown once again that we can compete with the top teams in the division.”

Barry boss Chesterfield was full of praise for Airbus in the reverse fixture, and he hailed the visitors once again after they played their part in an entertaining encounter.

“It was one of the best halves of football I’ve seen in the Cymru Premier this year,” Chesterfield told exposport. “I thought they were excellent and I thought we were excellent. It was a really good game - tactically, technically, physically - it had everything, apart from loads of goals.

“The second-half was different, it was a bit more of a war of attrition from us, more defensive orientated, which sometimes you need to do.”